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Call for Proposals: Quantum Technology Partnership Resource Fund

11th August 2020
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The UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing are pleased to announce the second Call for Proposals for the Quantum Technology Partnership Resource Fund (PRF). This call intends to focus on proposals aimed at new collaborations with industry, in order to open up new pathways for academia to have impact with industry, in new sectors and on the strategic route to innovative quantum technology applications.

The mission of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Timing, which is led by the University of Birmingham and partnered with the Universities of Sussex, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Imperial, Southampton, Nottingham, NPL and the British Geological Survey, is to translate state-of-the-art lab technology into deployable practical devices. Collaboration is at the heart of the Hub, with academics and leading companies working together to translate research into marketable applications. The Quantum Technology Hub is an international centre of excellence bringing together world-leading physicists, engineers, industry and end-users.

The Partnership Resource Fund is a £2million fund which aims to foster a coherent UK National Quantum Technology Programme by promoting inclusiveness and cohesiveness across the entire national quantum sensors and timing landscape. The Fund also intends to facilitate further engagement with the wider scientific, industry, government, funding and public communities, and to also build commercial confidence to unlock additional industrial investment to promote follow-on projects funded within ISCF, Dstl or directly by industry as a route to impact.

Details for application are available in the PRF Call for Proposals guidelines. The deadline for proposals is 5pm on 7th September, to be sent to Dr Jo Smart at j.c.smart@bham.ac.uk. For any queries relating to this call, please contact qthub@contacts.bham.ac.uk.