UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to collaborate on prototype quantum devices that meet end user needs with a clear route to market.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of £20m
Opens: 18th Apr 2018
Closes: 13th Jun 2018
The aim of this competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK.
Innovate UK will invest £20 million in innovation projects to develop prototype quantum technology devices that address one or more of these important industrial challenges which are explained further in the scope of this competition:
The aim of this competition is to deliver working prototype ‘second generation’ quantum devices or systems that fulfil the technical and ergonomic requirements of end users. ‘Second generation’ means they use the generation or coherent control and manipulation of quantum states, resulting in superposition and entanglement. This allows them to do things that would be impossible with ‘non-quantum’ means. This definition also includes single photon generation or detection devices.
Your proposal must:
A business must lead the project. You must work in collaboration with others.
Your project’s total costs should be between £3 million and £10 million. Projects should start by 1 November 2018 and last up to 29 months. Projects must be completed by the end of March 2021.
Projects that do not develop second generation quantum technology devices as defined above.
The aim of this competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies. This should be achieved through the production of prototype quantum technology devices and systems. They must provide breakthrough capabilities that answer the main challenges facing customers in the areas of sensing, imaging and secure information exchange.
Your project must address one or more of the following technology challenges:
InnovateUK will only fund projects that include:
They are particularly encouraging applications that:
Projects should include human-centred research and design activities. To carry out human-centred design you should: