ISCF Commercialising Quantum Technology Competition Briefing - London
As part of the Industrial Strategy the Government will invest in the “Commercialising quantum technologies” Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to enable the UK to lead the global development and application of quantum technologies. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), in collaboration with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), would like to invite you to attend a briefing event on the 2nd September in London to hear about the new funding competition and how you can get involved.
Feasibility and Industrial Research Projects Round 1: UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £6m for quantum technology innovation projects. The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK. This is achieved through the investment of up to £6m in innovation projects which address one or more of the following technical challenges:
- situational awareness
Large Collaborative Projects Round 1: UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £27m to collaborate on developing quantum products and services.
The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the investment of up to £27m in innovation projects. Projects should focus on one or more of the following technical challenges:
- situational awareness
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.
The briefing events will include:
- an opportunity to hear about the scope of the competitions in more detail
- opportunities to network and develop ideas and partnerships for the competition
- an opportunity to meet and explore ideas with UKRI, BEIS and wider stakeholders.
Programme: Registration will open at 10am where refreshments will be available. The event will start at 10.30am and close by 2.30pm.
10:30 Introduction to Quantum ISCF
Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director – Quantum, Innovate UK
11:00 Competition Brief
Chris Jones, Deputy Director ISCF Quantum Challenge, Innovate UK
11:45 Q&A – Scope
12:00 Break & Networking
12:30 Competition Process
Melissa Hughes, Innovate UK
13:00 Q&A – Process
13:20 Lunch & Networking
14:00 1:1s with Innovate UK
Not able to attend in London? This event will also be available via webcast and you can register to join online here.
Potential applicants are strongly urged to attend this briefing or the webcast, as there will be important information on the competition process which may differ from previous competitions.