Development and Delivery of Quantum Computing Testbeds SBRI Competition

Closing Date: 04/10/2023

UK-based businesses can access grants to build, commission, and validate an operational quantum computing testbed in the UK.

This Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition is jointly operated by Innovate UK (IUK) and the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC).

Through the competition, businesses are invited to submit a proposal for a research and development (R&D) contract to develop and deliver a quantum computing testbed (prototype quantum computers) for the NQCC as a lead customer and end user.

This is a single-phase competition for quantum computing testbed technologies already at a sufficiently advanced stage of development. The quantum computing testbed solutions must be developed for the purpose of testing, benchmarking, and exploratory applications development.

The aim of this competition is to develop and deliver testbeds that:

  • Accelerate growth of UK’s supply base, technological and infrastructure capabilities.
  • Accelerate the growth in user adoption of quantum computing, and the industry and developer ecosystem.
  • Explore critical bottlenecks and further improve understanding of technology readiness, integration and performance.

The testbeds must be located in a suitable facility within the UK, or at the NQCC premises in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

Funding body Innovate UK (IUK)
Maximum value £7,000,000
Reference ID S25527
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences
Science and Technology
Fund or call Fund