Cooperation with British partners in the shadow of BREXIT
FNUSA-ICRC hosted a public lecture by Dr. Otakar Fojt, Scientific Attaché of the British Embassy in Prague called BREXIT and science. Participants learned about the UK government’s stance on BREXIT’s funding for science and research and much more – perhaps the most important information is that the British government has committed to BREXIT’s funding of ongoing cooperation to compensate for the failure of EU money. Unfortunately, it is already clear that only some grants will be affected and ERC grants will fall out of this funding format.
And how does our research center work with Great Britain? In terms of the number of publications it is the fifth largest foreign partner, in the last five years we have 86 joint publications, which have a total of 1,376 citations to date. The most common publications we have with the University of London, University College London, Kings College London, Imperial College London and Newcastle University UK.
We cooperate with the University College London on the Teaming grant and Hammersmith Hospital is testing our high-frequency ECG prototype, which we received an American patent together with the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR. We also have a cooperation agreement with the University of Oxford (specifically the Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology team) or we work with Select Research.
We therefore hope that any possible BREXIT will not slow down such promising cooperation.