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Restricted call: Innovate UK Commercialising Quantum Technologies Germinator Projects (Internal deadline: 2 March 2021)


Innovate UKthrough the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, invites applications for Round 1 of its Commercialising Quantum Technologies Germinator Projects call. These grants provide up to £50,000 to stimulate the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the development of early-stage quantum technology opportunities.


Each proposal must identify a promising application of quantum technologies, a project to demonstrate the potential and a route to market.

Academic institutions cannot work alone but they can lead a project if they have a UK registered business as a partner. Projects must start by 1 October 2021 and end by 31 March 2022, and can only last six months.

University Internal Selection Process: 

Organisations can only lead on up to 2 applications (but can collaborate on any number). Therefore, this call will be coordinated according to the University’s restricted calls policy 

If you are interested in applying for this call with Cambridge as the lead on an application, please submit the attached internal selection form to by 02 March 2021 

Funder deadline: 31 March 2021 (11:00 AM UK time)

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Posted on 17/02/2021

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