Projets d’innovation en technologies quantiques: Recherche industrielle en collaboration et soutien à l’entrepreneuriat (Innovation Projects in Quantum Technologies: Collaborative Industrial Research and Support for Entrepreneurship)

By mmuise

The call for innovation projects in quantum technologies is open to Quebec companies wishing to undertake an innovation project resulting from research and development in the following areas:
1. Quantum computing (including the development of quantum computers, quantum software, programming languages for quantum computers, quantum algorithms, quantum simulations, as well as essential support technologies for quantum computer development [e.g., microfabrication, refrigeration, photon manipulation]);
2. Quantum communication (including quantum cryptography, quantum internet and quantum networks, based on the principles of quantum photonics, with various applications, particularly in security and defense, as well as information storage and processing);
3. Quantum materials (including the development or simulation of new materials with innovative quantum properties).
Quantum metrology and sensing (including the development of innovative devices based on quantum principles, particularly quantum photonics, or applications for accurately probing, measuring, and manipulating quantum properties of matter or photons).

Comments on Funding:

Funding ranges from $150,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the program call stream.

Deadline: May 30, 2024

Applicants must be Quebec companies wishing to carry out an innovation project for the development and commercialization of quantum technologies.

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Other Things to Note:

The call for projects consists of four streams:
Stream 1: Startup Innovation Projects
This stream is intended for quantum technology startups (incorporated for five years or less) that receive (or plan to receive) support from an incubator or accelerator.
Stream 2: SME Innovation Projects
This stream is aimed at SMEs in quantum technology (incorporated for more than five years) engaged in the production of goods and services or internal research and development activities.
Stream 3: Innovation Projects in Partnership with a Public Research Center
This stream is for companies with quantum technology research projects in collaboration with an eligible public research center (formerly a member of QuébecInnove).
Stream 4: Collaborative Innovation Projects involving two or more companies (including at least one SME or startup)
This stream is for companies engaged in collaborative research projects in quantum technology involving at least one SME or startup or more. Application deadlines: November 30, 2023, at 4:00 PM; May 30, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

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