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Commercialising quantum technologies

Fund Name

Commercialising quantum technologies: feasibility studies round 3

Project Length

Between 12 and 18 months

Project Value

Up to £500k

Deadline

09.03.2022

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The aim of this competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK and to address one or more of the technical challenges:

  • connectivity
  • seeing the invisible
  • positioning, navigation and timing
  • computing

Your proposal must identify a clear market opportunity and an innovative project which exploits it. Your project must:

  • exploit second generation quantum techniques
  • demonstrate how the technology will contribute towards the commercialisation of quantum technologies in or from the UK
  • outline the investment from industry that you will generate.

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Fund Details

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

  • study a commercial opportunity
  • quantify performance objectives
  • provide a roadmap of future exploitation
  • exploit second-generation quantum techniques.

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. Technologies involving single-photon generation are considered to be in scope. Your project must address one or more of the specific themes:

  1. Connectivity: techniques for securing data in storage and in flight.
  2. Seeing the invisible: imaging, sensors and detectors for the environment, transport, autonomous systems, infrastructure, and healthcare.
  3. Positioning, navigation and timing: developing resilience and precision for situational awareness and time dissemination.
  4. Computing: advancing quantum computing for addressing intractable problems through modelling & simulation, machine learning and optimisation.

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs up to £500,000
  • start by 1 November 2022
  • last between 12 and 18 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size or involve at least one grant claiming SME. Academic institutions and research organisations cannot lead or work alone. Projects will NOT be funded which are:

  • not exploiting second generation quantum techniques
  • market research, roadmapping or landscape studies
  • dependent on export performance – for example giving a subsidy to a baker on the condition that it exports a certain quantity of bread to another country
  • dependent on domestic inputs usage – for example giving a subsidy to a baker on the condition that it uses 50% UK flour in their product

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