Commercialising Quantum Technology: Large Collaborative Projects Round 1

Funding opportunity:

Commercialising Quantum Technology: Large Collaborative Projects Round 1



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

Project total eligible costs (range):

£ 2,000,000 – £ 10,000,000



Competition closes:

30/10/2019 (12:00 noon)

This competition is funded through the Quantum Commercialisation programme of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). It forms part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the investment of up to £27 million in innovation projects. Projects should focus on one or more of the following technical challenges:

  • connectivity;
  • situational awareness;
  • computing.

The projects must exploit second generation quantum techniques.

Projects must demonstrate how the technology can be brought to market (as hardware, software or a service) in the UK and how it fulfils an end user need. Projects must include the development, manufacture (if applicable) and application of the technology.

Applications are expected from consortia led by a business, but in exceptional circumstances applications from consortia led by research and technology organisations (RTOs) will be considered.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

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