South Korea in formal talks on Horizon Europe association

The European Commission and South Korea have agreed to move forward with formal negotiations on association to Horizon Europe, the European Union’s €95.5 billion (US$102 billion) multiannual research and innovation programme, writes Florin Zubascu for Science|Business.

If successful, the talks could pave the way for Korean scientists and innovators to apply for EU grants. The announcement was made on Monday 22 May in Seoul at a meeting between South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel. “We will get our brilliant minds to work together on the technologies of tomorrow,” said Von der Leyen.

The news of advancing Horizon Europe talks is part of a broader cooperation package that includes new deals in artificial intelligence, micro-electronics and semiconductors, as well as energy and the bio-economy. The two parties also agreed to launch a green partnership aimed at tackling climate change. “We agree to strengthen collaborative efforts on safe and sustainable low carbon technologies,” they said in a statement on Monday.
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