ISCF Quantum Technologies Challenge opening for large collaborative projects

The ISCF Quantum Technologies Challenge will open on 8 March 2021 for Large Collaborative R&D Projects. 

A share of up to £47m is available for projects which will accelerate the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK, increase private sector investment and deliver transformative applications across a range of industry sectors. The competition welcomes industry-led consortia addressing either of the following streams:

  • Collaborative R&D projects aiming to deliver quantum technology products or services addressing user-defined industrial challenges
  • Technology projects to remove shared technical barriers for the benefit of the UK’s growing quantum industry

Projects will be between £2m and £20m in size, with a grant of up to £10m available.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is hosting a briefing event in collaboration with the KTN for the commercialisation of quantum technologies – large collaborative projects funding competition (opening 8th March) from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Register here for the briefing event on 10th March. Attendees will be able to hear about the scope of the competitions in more detail and have the opportunity for discussion with representatives from the ISCF Quantum Team and Innovate UK.

This is one of three innovation funding competitions designed to accelerate the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK, increase private sector investment and deliver transformative applications across a range of industry sectors.  Other Industry Strategy Challenge Fund streams open for application are:

Feasibility studies (up to £7m available)
Studies to advance user-defined quantum products, services and devices, components or supply chain elements. Project size up to £500k. Find out more and apply. Closing 10th March. Watch a recording of the briefing event here.

Germinator projects (up to £1m available)
Early-stage high risk, high reward projects to develop new applications of quantum technology. Project size up to £50k, fully funded. Find out more and apply. Closing 31st March.

The QuantIC Business Development Team are here to support any applications that align with our vision for quantum enhanced imaging. Contact Kevin.McIver@glasgow.ac.uk