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Europe Quantum Technology CR&D 2024

Project Size:
Up to £600,000

UK-registered organisations are invited to apply for a share of up to £3 million in grant funding for collaborative quantum research and innovation projects. This funding is part of the UK Government’s International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF), managed by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Key Dates

• Competition Opens: 7 May 2024

• Competition Closes: 28 August 2024, 11:00 AM UK time

Funding Details

• Total Available: £3 million for the competition

• Grant per Project: Up to £600,000

• Funding Type: Grant

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to:

• Accelerate research and innovation in quantum technologies.

• Facilitate collaboration between UK organisations and entities within the EU and other

international partners.

• Address technological and market barriers to the commercialisation and adoption of

quantum technologies both in the UK and globally.

Eligibility Criteria

• Applicants must be UK-registered businesses or organisations.

• Projects must include at least one non-linked organisation registered in a European

Union Member State.

• International partners can participate but will not receive funding.

Project Focus

Projects should demonstrate:

• A disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes, or services.

• Strong business proposals with market potential.

• Significant potential economic impact and value for money.

• A clear route to market within two to three years of project completion.

• Collaboration that adds value across participating countries.

Specific Themes

Projects must focus on one or more of the following areas:

• Quantum sensing for various applications such as clinical devices and resource


• Scalable solutions in quantum technologies including chip scale quantum systems.

• Technologies for scaling quantum computing, such as qubit processors and control


Research Categories

The competition will fund:

• Feasibility projects

• Industrial research projects

• Experimental development projects


Projects that will not be funded include:

• Those not involving 'second generation' quantum technologies.

• Without collaboration with at least one EU Member State organisation.

• Non-civilian applications or those not meeting the eligibility criteria.

This competition provides a significant opportunity for UK entities to lead in the development of

next-generation quantum technologies with substantial economic benefits. Contact our grants

team for further details or assistance with the application process.

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