Now open: Accelerated Development Fund to support quantum projects

Please Note – This call has now closed.

QuantIC has announced today, a new £2m funding call to support universities accelerate innovation in quantum imaging in alignment with industry priorities and societal needs.

The Accelerated Development Fund (ADF) comprises of a total budget of £2M will be spread over two calls and will be designed to bring new research ideas into QuantIC. These university led projects will address a demonstrable industrial or societal need and will feed the pipeline of technology to be translated into industrial applications and commercial opportunities.

The ADF awards should be a maximum of 24 months in length and each project will receive a maximum award of £250k (£200k at 80% of) full economic costing.

Since ADF projects are targeted to bring new ideas into QuantIC, projects should clearly demonstrate how they align with and further the Hub’s mission and how they integrate with yet, differentiate from our existing pipeline.

Leverage of additional funding and resources in the form of institutional support, industrial support etc. is not essential but it is encouraged and will be considered in the evaluation process.

Key Dates:

  • Call Opens: 06/04/20
  • Expression of Interest submission deadline: 24/05/20
  • Decision communicated to applicants: Mid-June
  • Workshop for successful EoIs: 13/07/20
  • Full Applications deadline: 01/09/20
  • Outcomes communicated to applicants: Mid-October

Access the full call documents and guidelines below:

QuantIC ADF Guidance

Expression of Interest

ADF Application Form

ADF Finance Table

ADF FAQ’s