UK Canada Quantum Technology Programme CR&D competition
NSERC, the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £2 million in innovation projects. These will be to advance the development and application of quantum technologies.
The aim of this competition is to enable bilateral collaboration between UK and Canada. Your proposal must include at least one UK and one Canadian partner. In the UK collaborations must be led by a business, and in Canada by an RTO or university.
Canadian project team member organisations will be governed by NSERC’s rules.
Your project must:
- start by 1 April 2021
- end by 31 March 2024
- last between 12 and 36 months
- benefit the UK and Canada
To lead a project your organisation must:
- be a UK registered business of any size
- collaborate with other UK registered businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities
- involve a Canadian university research partner
- carry out the majority of its project work in the UK
- intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
The majority of work undertaken by each partner should occur in their home country. No one country and/or organisation can represent more than 75% of the total project cost.
Projects must advance the development and application of quantum technologies and build on existing strengths in quantum technology in the UK and Canada.
Your project must:
- increase UK-Canada collaboration in quantum technology
- increase the end-use potential of quantum technologies for both the Canadian and UK private, public or not-for-profit sector partners
- generate economic benefits for the UK and Canada
- enhance the innovative capacity of the participants
- add value through the international collaboration
- exploit second generation quantum techniques
Second generation quantum techniques are defined as the generation or coherent control and manipulation of quantum states, resulting in superposition and entanglement (single photon generation or detection and quantum computing are in scope).
The project must describe how project metrics will be collected. Such metrics must include:
- investment in addition to the project partner matched funding
- capital investment
The project must address at least one of the following:
- quantum secure communications
- quantum computing and simulation
- quantum sensing and imaging
We particularly encourage applications that:
- build new, sustainable, collaborations in quantum technology between the UK and Canada or nurture existing collaborations
- exploit existing research and industrial strength in quantum technology in the UK and Canada
For more information or help with applications, contact Najwa Sidqi, KTM Quantum Technologies.