16 Mar 2020 - 29 Jul 2020
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16 Mar 2020 - 29 Jul 2020
Canada-UK Quantum Technologies

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Canada-UK Quantum Technologies

This is the virtual matchmaking service for the Innovate UK and NSERC joint UK-Canada Quantum Technologies call to link UK and Canadian collaborative partners


In 2018 a Global Expert Mission from the UK travelled to Canada to explore the potential for bilateral collaboration in quantum technology.  Both Canada and the UK already boast world leading capabilities in quantum, and by building on these strengths and creating new partnerships we will ensure that quantum is well placed to deliver the maximum benefit for society and the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.

Quantum Technologies Call

As a result of this Mission, Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), 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. 

Projects will encompass the following areas:

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

Funding and Key Dates

Applications are invited for grants up to;

UK: £300k 

Canada: c$400k  

Collaborations should be led by a business in the UK and a research organisation in Canada. 

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. 

- All EOIs should be submitted through the NSERC Website by 08 June 2020 

- Full applications will be invited by NSERC and Innovate UK on 15 June 2020 and close on 29 July 2020You will be able to submit a full application without a prior EOI.

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

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.

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Canada 42
United Kingdom 25
Total 67