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Commercialising quantum technology: feasibility and industrial research projects round 1

Registration is closed
Funding details
Registration opens
05 Aug 2019, 00:00
Registration closes
30 Oct 2019, 00:00
30 Oct 2019, 00:00
Your project’s total eligible costs must be below £500,000 or £50,000 for market research projects. Up to 70% of costs can be funded.
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

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 £6 million in innovation projects which address one or more of the following technical challenges:

  • connectivity
  • situational awareness
  • computing

Projects must:

  • exploit second generation quantum techniques
  • demonstrate how the technology will contribute towards the commercialisation of quantum technologies in or from the UK

Applications can be single or collaborative and must be led by a business. All applications must include a micro, small or medium sized enterprise(SME).

The competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the deadline stated.


A briefing event will be held on 2 September in London – 99 City Road Conference Centre (Inmarsat), 99 City Road , EC1Y 1AX – click here to book a place – and will also be available online as a webcast, details to follow.


There is a parallel call for projects with costs between £2m and £10m – click here for details.

If your project costs falls in between the two, please contact Bob Cockshott to discuss possible options.

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