Quantum physics underpins the computing, media and infrastructure systems at the heart of modern life. Now a second generation of technologies based on new quantum effects promises to deliver more secure digital communication, improved construction and radical increases in computing power.
This could transform many business sectors including automotive, healthcare, infrastructure, telecommunications, cybersecurity and defence.
There is up to £33 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to invest in projects that aim to speed up commercialisation of these quantum technologies.
Projects must aim to speed up commercialisation of second-generation quantum technologies and should address at least 1 of the following areas:
- connectivity and 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 currently unmanageable problems
The deadline for applications is at midday on 30 October 2019 and businesses of any size may apply.
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.