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Commercialising Quantum Technologies: germinator projects

Opens:
10/2/2021
Closes:
31/3/2021
Sectors:
All
General & Misc
Project Size:
£50,000

Summary

The aim of the competition is to stimulate the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the development of early-stage quantum technology opportunities.

 

Your proposal must identify a promising application of quantum technologies, a project to demonstrate its potential and a route to market.

 

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs up to £50,000
  • start by 1 October 2021
  • end by 31 March 2022
  • last six months

 

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size, an academic institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or research organisation
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

 

A research organisation, academic institution or research and technology organisation (RTO) cannot work alone but they can lead a project if they have a UK registered business as a partner.

 

In this competition, organisations can lead on up to two applications and can collaborate on any number of applications.

 

The funding will be made as an SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Small Value Funding Opportunity (SVFO) subsidy grant. These are for subsidies up to SDR of 325,000 (approximately £345,000) given to a single beneficiary for a period of up to 3 fiscal years. This includes any cumulation of grants under EC De minimis for the same period.


Scope

Your proposal must identify a promising application of quantum technologies, a project to demonstrate its potential and a route to market.

 

Your project must:

  • identify a commercial opportunity
  • quantify technological outcomes
  • 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 and quantum computing are regarded as being within scope.

 

Proposals should identify what future work and funding would be required to bring the project to commercial maturity.


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