Quantum Catalyst Fund – Phase 1 and Phase 2 SBRI Competition
Closing Date: 27/06/2023
UK organisations can apply for a funding to develop proposals for the application of quantum technologies, which address challenges of interests for the UK Government.
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK (IUK).
The aim of the competition is to explore the benefit of using quantum technologies in various areas of interest for the UK Government. The competition focuses on accelerating the adoption of quantum solutions by the public sector and for the public benefit. It is divided in two contracted phases.
In phase 1, applicants must conduct a desk study with detailed planning for a specific application of quantum technologies in the public sector. Applicants must align this with the UK Government’s areas of interest. Phase 1 is an opportunity to engage with a government department or organisation on the challenge proposed to develop further in phase 2.
At the end of phase 1, the UK Government will assess the proposals developed, based on the end of phase 1 reports. Only successful projects will be invited to continue with a contract to phase 2.
In a Phase 2 demonstrator, projects will be tested to assure and prove that the developed proposal is suitable and feasible in meeting a specific need or problem for the Government.