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Quantum Technology SIG and Funding Opportunities
Dr. Matt Butchers
Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge – 7th August 2014
The UK’s Innovation Network
What we do
The KTN is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together businesses,
entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products and services.
We help business to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing
maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity
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Introducing the KTN
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The Knowledge Transfer Network
Enabling collaboration
Strategic
Interdisciplinary
Entrepreneurial
Commercial
Connecting people
who wouldn’t usually
meet to solve
innovation challenges
Bringing together
businesses and
researchers from
different sectors
Linking people with
new ideas and
technologies to
partners and
customers
Introducing innovators
to public and private
funders and investors
Stimulating dialogue/accelerating innovation
We are eliminating silos
to make it easier to
assemble multidisciplinary teams so that
we can do more, and do
it well.
17 Industry Communities
Core thematic networks covering key application
areas and underpinning technologies
17 Cross-sector Groups
Chris Warkup
CEO
The “half-life of
knowledge” is
shortening, so we must
connect business with
research faster than ever
before.
Interdisciplinary programmes building
communities around priority challenges
60,000+ Members
An engaged online community of innovators
served by a single platform
6,000+ Delegates per year
David Lockwood
Chair
Hundreds of events bringing people together ‘to
make magic happen’
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The Knowledge Transfer Network
The government is to invest £
270 m over five years in the
development of quantum technologies, including
through the Technology Strategy Board
£ 32 m
The Technology Strategy Board will work with the EPSRC to
encourage UK companies to evaluate and develop innovative
uses of quantum technology, to gain an early competitive
advantage in the global race to exploit this innovative technology
area.
This funding will allow us to work with the
research base and companies from several
areas to evaluate and develop the potential of
quantum technologies
– Iain Gray, Chief Executive, Technology
Strategy Board
We will be working with partners such as the
Technology Strategy Board to identify best use
of these funds, and details of how this
investment will be allocated will follow in 2014
– Prof David Delpy, Chief Executive, EPSRC
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UK Quantum Technologies Initiative
connect.innovateuk.org/web/quantum-technology
SIG Objective
Unite communities to exploit the commercial
opportunities for quantum technologies
Communications
Defence systems
Space
Mining
Medical physics
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Quantum Technology SIG
connect.innovateuk.org/web/quantum-technology
SIG Objective
Explore market opportunities and help build vital supply
chains for a thriving future industry
The SIG recognises that it needs to engage with endusers from a broad range of sectors to establish true
market opportunities and market needs.
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Quantum Technology SIG
connect.innovateuk.org/web/quantum-technology
SIG Activities
Directory
of endusers
Networking
Opportunities
Promote
Routes to
Funding
Tangible Industrial Benefit
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Quantum Technology SIG
Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies
Overview
The Technology Strategy Board, EPSRC and Dstl are launching a
£ 5 m competition to open in September 2014 which will
provide funding to explore and accelerate commercial opportunities
in quantum technologies.
It will help companies to conduct studies, make early-stage
prototypes and test components at reduced cost. These earlystage activities will be crucial tools in driving expectations and
mapping the potential value of new markets.
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Technology Strategy Board - Funding Call
Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies
Development of technologies with exploit one
or more of the following quantum
phenomena:
Entanglement
Superposition
Bose-Einstein condensates
Matter wave interferometry
Squeezed states
Critical sub-systems
Vacuum systems
Stabilised-frequency laser systems
Integrated laser and vacuum systems
Interpretation algorithms and software
Single photon light sources / detectors
Optical clocks
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Technology Strategy Board - Funding Call
Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies
Exploring the technical or commercial potential for ‘far from market’ quantum
technologies or components
Undertaking early-stage development activities to understand and support potential
application area for quantum systems or components
Producing technology prototypes based on laboratory equipment, to demonstrate
proof of concept.
£ 3m
65 % (75 % for SMEs) public funding
Range from £ 50 k - £ 250 k
Range from three – 12 months
Attracting
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Technology Strategy Board - Funding Call
Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies
Look for projects that undertake industrial research,
ideally leading to prototypes
£ 2m
50 % (60 % for SMEs) public funding
Range from £ 250 k - £ 500 k
Range from three – 12 months
Attracting
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Technology Strategy Board - Funding Call
Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies
Important Dates
Glasgow
Glasgow University
04 Aug 2014
Cardiff
Park Inn, Cardiff
12 Aug 2014
Durham
NetPark, Durham
14 Aug 2014
Lancaster
Lancaster House Hotel 19 Aug 2014
London
Paddington, London
11 September
Opens
09 Sept 2014
Registration Closes
15 Oct 2014
Closes
22 Oct 2014
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Technology Strategy Board - Funding Call
Richard Murray, Lead Technologist – Emerging Technologies
[email protected]
Bob Cockshott, Knowledge Transfer Network
[email protected]
Competition page
www.innovateuk.org
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Contacts
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connect.innovateuk.org/web/quantum-technology

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