Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research - Statement on Brexit


As a community of academics, the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research studies, analyses and informs innovation and science management and policy in the public and private sectors, in the UK, across the EU and globally. The Institute has a strong history of working with partners across Europe, and on European issues. We are proud of our track record of research in national and European spheres, and we shall continue to work on similar areas, with new and longstanding partners in the future.

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, and in common with colleagues across the University of Manchester and elsewhere across the UK research landscape, we, the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, assert our commitment to an open and inclusive culture. The Institute is a melting pot of nationalities, and proud of it. This international diversity and vibrancy not only underpin the quality of our research, but improve it, thereby informing decision makers and stakeholders all over the world.

In terms of participation in EU funded programmes, following official statements by Commissioner Moedas (June 27) and the UK minister of science (June 29) see ( , we can reassure all our European partners that UK based organisations will not only continue in on-going projects, they are also eligible for future applications until the end of any negotiations between the UK government and the EU Commission, which will be a couple of years at least.  

We therefore look forward to continue recruiting international staff and working with our international colleagues and friends in the years to come, both within and without the European Union.

For the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

 Jakob Edler (Executive Director), Paul Cunningham, Andrew James, Philip Shapira (Directors) 

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The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, building on a 50-year tradition of innovation and science studies in Manchester.

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