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For information on studentship opportunities with the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs, please contact the hubs directly. 

Quantum Technology Hubs

Each of the four quantum technology hubs has flexible funding in the form of partnership resource which enables new projects to be funded in collaboration with Academia and Industry. Further details of how each hub is using their partnership resource can be found below and directly on their websites at the following pages:

QuantIC’s Accelerated Development Fund to support quantum projects now open

QuantIC’s mission is to link world-leading quantum technologists with industry leaders and technology users to accelerate innovation in imaging in alignment with industry priorities and societal needs.

The Accelerated Development Fund (ADF) has a total budget of £2M over two calls and is designed to bring new research ideas into QuantIC. Projects will address a demonstrable industrial or societal need and will feed the pipeline of technology to be translated into industrial applications and commercial opportunities.

ADF awards will be a maximum of 24 months and each project will receive a maximum award of £250k (£200k at 80% of) full economic costing.

Since ADF projects are targeted to bring new ideas into QuantIC, projects should clearly demonstrate how they align with and further the Hub’s mission and how they integrate with yet differentiate from our existing pipeline.

Leverage of additional funding and resources in the form of institutional support, industrial support etc. is not essential but it is encouraged and will be considered in the evaluation process.

Key dates:

Call opens: 01/02/2021

Expression of interest submission deadline: 07/05/2021

Decision communicated to applicants: End of June 2021

Workshop for successful EOIs: 21/07/2021

Full applications deadline: 09/09/2021

Outcomes communicated to applicants: beginning of November 2021

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