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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:
- Situational awareness.
- Infrastructure productivity.
- Seeing the invisible.
- Trusted peer to peer communication
Your proposal must:
- demonstrate how the device can be brought to market, with manufacture or assembly in the UK
- fulfil an end user need through the technological advances in quantum technology
A business must lead the project. You must work in collaboration with others.
Please see below a summary of this funding opportunity:
Funding type : Grant
Project size : Between £3 million and £10 million
Project dates : 1 November 2018 and up to 29 months (must be completed by March 2021)
Deadline : 13 June 2018, 12noon
Please see this link for more information on how to apply.
have shifted their focus to build on momentum to accelerate sector growth. To achieve this, in terms of innovation funding, a number of sectors are being addressed including Emerging and Enabling Technologies. These include:
- Quantum Technolgies
- Forensic Science
KTP calls are also refelecting these sectors.
There are a number of ways in which you can keep up to date with what is happening in these areas providing up-to-date information on funding opportuntites, news and events happening.
Useful information :
Innovate UK Delivery Plan 2016/2017 (Page 12 more information on the key sectors)
Knowledge Transfer Networks – stay connected
Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest a total of £19.5 million to support projects in Quantum Technologies. Projects may involve technologies belonging to one of the core groups defined in the UK’s roadmap for quantum technologies: clocks, sensors, imaging, communications or computing.
The call is now open, the registration deadline is 28th September and the call closes at noon on the 5th October.
Projects must be industry-led, but projects involving academics as partners are welcome, provided academic costs do not exceed 50% of the total.
Up to £6 million will be available for Feasibility Studies, which will fund the development of early stage devices, component technologies and for marketing studies. Projects will last up to 12 months and have total costs of £50k- £400k.
The Collaborative R&D call will seek to connect the supply chain, to deliver a demonstrator technology and must include an end user. A fund of £13.5 million is available. Total project values should be £500k – £2 million, but an addition 10% is available which can only be used for capital equipment, taking the maximum project value to £2.2 million.
The call brief is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-commercialisation-of-quantum-technologies
Networking and briefing events – click on the links for more information as dates, times, venues and content of the events do vary.
If you are interested in this call you must contact RKEO with adequate notice before the deadline. Please note that some funding bodies specify a time for submission as well as a date. Please confirm this with your RKEO Funding Development Officer.
You can set up your own personalised alerts on Research Professional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your School’s/Faculty’s Funding Development Officer in RKEO or view the recent blog post here. If you are thinking of applying, why not add an expression of interest on Research Professional so that BU colleagues can see your intention to bid and contact you to collaborate.