IInnovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £13 million in quantum technologies.
The aim of this competition is to encourage collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects and feasibility studies that will either:
- develop prototype devices and demonstrators of quantum technologies or their component technologies
- improve the understanding of the technical, business or market challenges of taking a new device or service to market
The devices may be:
- other devices that use quantum effects of superposition or entanglement
Proposals must be collaborative and a UK-based business must lead the project.
This is a single-stage competition. Two streams are running to support technologies at different stages of development:
- feasibility studies: Projects should last between 6 and 12 months with costs from £50,000 to £500,000
- collaborative R&D: Projects should last between 12 and 18 months with costs from £500,000 to £2 million
To lead a project you must:
- be a UK-based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO) working within the limits that are provided in the guidance for applicants
- carry out the project in the UK
- work in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)
- Competition opens: 30 January
- Register: Midday 29 March
- Apply before: Midday 5 April
For more information:
Competion guidance and project briefs click here
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