UK businesses can apply for a share of £6 million to work with research organisations or businesses on commercialising quantum technologies.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £350k
Opens: 17th Jul 2017
Closes: 20th Sep 2017
The aim of this competition is to encourage the commercialisation of quantum technologies. It will help businesses undertaking commercialisation, research or development projects in this area to develop new markets and technologies. And, to encourage collaborative feasibility studies that will improve understanding of the technical or market feasibility of a product or service.
The scope of this competition allows for both technical and non-technical projects. This includes projects that focus on understanding the business or market opportunity and challenges.
These projects will develop and establish feasibility for devices that exploit one or more of the following phenomena:
The scope also allows for component technologies. These will be important in the construction of future quantum systems or subsystems. They include but are not limited to:
These projects will involve work to understand:
This may include projects that involve one or more of the following activities:
Up to 20% of the budget for this competition is for projects which include a start-up company. This company must be under 3 years old, contain fewer than 3 employees and have not received funding from Innovate UK in the past.
To lead a project you must:
Projects are expected to last between 3 months to 1 year.
Total eligible project costs should be between £40,000 to £500,000
Your project can focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development. This will depend on the challenge: