UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £6 million
Opens: 17th Jan 2022
Closes: 9th Mar 2022
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £6 million in innovation projects. This funding is from the ISCF Commercialising quantum technologies challenge.
The aim of this 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.
Your 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 to be in scope.
You must describe how you will collect project metrics, including:
Innovate UK particularly encourage projects that:
Your project must address one or more of the specific themes:
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
Your project must:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Academic institutions and research organisations cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Up to £6 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
If the majority of your organisation’s work on the project is 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 industrial 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.
Of that 50% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to: