Scalable Quantum Network Technologies: Collaborative R&D
£1.5m - £3m
Our communications networks are growing in capacity and complexity as our economy becomes increasingly underpinned by data. Quantum network technologies will transform the way we distribute, secure, handle and process our information to meet these challenges, build resilient communications and make quantum computers scalable and usable.
The aim of this competition is to accelerate quantum network technologies by removing technological barriers to their commercialisation and adoption. Your project must identify one or more key technological barriers and propose an innovative project that will address them.
Your proposal must:
Your proposal must be able to demonstrate how the project will enhance the scalability of quantum network technologies and build UK leadership in the emerging global market.
Your project must exploit the capabilities of second-generation quantum technologies which are defined as those involving the generation and coherent control of quantum states, resulting in phenomena such as superposition or entanglement.
Innovate UK consider technologies involving single photon generation and detection to be in scope.
Innovate UK encourage projects that:
Innovate UK will not fund:
Your project must:
Up to £10 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition. Funding will be in the form of a grant.
If 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 but for the purpose of this project will be undertaking commercial or economic activity.
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 30% 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 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to: