UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for feasibility studies or market research projects. This funding is from ISCF.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £7 million
Opens: 18th Jan 2021
Closes: 10th Mar 2021
The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK. This funding is from ISCF.
This advance is achieved through the investment of up to £7 million in innovation projects which address one or more of the following technical challenges:
The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK. Your proposal must identify a clear market opportunity and an innovative project which exploits it.
The project must:
Second generation quantum technologies are defined as those involving the generation and coherent control of quantum states, resulting in phenomena such as superposition or entanglement. We consider technologies involving single photon generation and quantum computing to be in scope.
You must describe how you will collect project metrics, including:
Your project must address at least one of the following:
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
This competition is not funding projects that do not exploit second generation quantum technologies.
Projects can be single or collaborative but must involve a micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME), either as the lead or a partner.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
You can collaborate with other UK registered businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities.
Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
If a collaboration, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs.
Up to £7 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Your project must:
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For feasibility studies and market research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 50% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.