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Welsh innovation strategy sets out post-Brexit future


Devolved government announces mission-based approach and says bemoaning lost funding is “not productive”

The Welsh Government has unveiled a new mission-based innovation strategy that seeks to drive up investment in the nation’s R&D sector amid Brexit-related uncertainty.

The Welsh R&D sector has been hit particularly hard by the loss of EU Structural Funds, which were used to fund numerous university-related projects. There is also ongoing uncertainty over UK association to the EU’s R&D programme, Horizon Europe, leaving researchers unable to directly win funding.

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