Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £30 million to invest in projects that remove technological barriers to speeding up the commercialisation of the second generation of quantum technologies. The funding is from the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Projects should involve at least 2 partners and must look at removing a technological barrier to speeding up commercialisation of second-generation quantum technologies.
They must address at least one of the following areas:
- connectivity: techniques for securing data in storage and in flight
- situational awareness including autonomous systems, sensors and detectors for the built environment, transport and infrastructure, imaging and sensing of things currently invisible
- transformational computing to solve intractable problems
The competition opens on 28 October 2019, and the deadline for expressions of interest is at midday on 27 November 2019.