Funding call for joint Canada-UK projects on Quantum Technologies

Innovate UK and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are
partnering to launch a call for research proposals on quantum technologies. This call will allow for
collaboration between leading-edge scientists and potential innovative users, from industry and/or
government sectors, to accelerate the development of quantum technologies.

Proposals must provide evidence of how academic researchers, industry and/or government partners
will be engaged and work together to develop and apply quantum technologies. Projects will encompass the following areas:

• quantum secure communications
• quantum computing and simulation
• quantum sensing and imaging

What you need to know:
Applications are invited for grants up to £300k in the UK and c$400k in Canada with a total of £2m and c$4m available. Collaborations should be led by a business in the UK partnering with academic researchers and research & technology organisations in Canada which will be eligible for a share of up to 50% of total eligible project costs.

An expression of interest phase will be hosted by NSERC while Innovate UK will host a virtual matchmaking service, linking UK and Canadian partners with complimentary interests to form new collaborations. Canadian applicants are only eligible to receive funding from NSERC and other Canadian sources (government and/or industry) and UK applicants are only eligible to receive funding from Innovate UK.

Key Dates:
Expression of Interest: May 15, 2020
Response to Expression of Interest: June 1, 2020
Full proposal: June 15 to July 29, 2020
Notice of decision: November 1, 2020

Register for the Matchmaking service

Full details on the call

Canadian applicants are only eligible to receive funding from NSERC and other Canadian sources (government and/or industry) and UK applicants are only eligible to receive funding from Innovate UK.

Funding will be provided to each project lead/principal investigator and local collaborators by the respective national funding body subject to national rules and budgetary availability.

Interested parties should contact Dr David Cunnah, Innovation Lead for Quantum Technology at Innovate UK.