UK and US collaboration could strengthen our science industries

As reported by The Manufacturer, Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama plan to bolster collaboration in science between the UK and US.

The partnership will involve the UK and US joining forces on a number of science research projects and will also work together to create the world’s first combined first space weather model. The agreement also sees the US company Johnson & Johnson investing £5 million into a partnership with six leading British universities in order to help them undertake cutting edge neuroscience research.

Speaking of the collaboration, David Willetts, Universities and Science Minister stated,  “Our most productive science and higher education relationship is with the US and we are determined to strengthen it further. As globalisation gathers pace international cooperation in these areas has become even more important to boost Britain’s economic growth, and they are a key part of our overall relationship with the United States.”

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