Innovation Fund Denmark announces the application deadline and webinar for the upcoming quantum technology call under Grand Solutions.
Innovation Fund Denmark will open e-grant for applications on August 10th, 2023, with an application deadline October 5th 2023. This new funding opportunity in the field of quantum technology will be a modified Grand Solutions call.
The quantum technologies call will offer funding for both foundational quantum research (in Danish ”Grundlagsskabende forskning”) and partnerships with companies in all quantum technology fields - from hardware and materials to software and algorithms. The aim is to mature both research and industry, ensuring a solid foundation for application-oriented research and innovation, and eventual commercialization of Danish quantum technology.
Applications will have to follow standard Grand Solutions guidelines, with some major changes:
- In this specific call, the 75% cap on total project funding has been raised to an up to 90% project-funding rate. The funding rate follow State Aid rules and a projects funding rate will depend on the mix of partners. E.g., if a project only consists of university partners the funding rate can reach up to 90%. This enables companies and research institutions to, respectively, be able to get the maximum State Aid funding rates, 75% and 90%, in the same project depending on the nature of the research and project activities.
- Projects are not required to have industry participation.
- Projects can be at the very low TRL levels. For projects containing technologies at a low TRL level (2-3), there is a requirement for a clear description of the application- and possible commercial potential in the long term, as well as how the results will impact and progress current or future Danish positions of strength within quantum technology.
Call-text and updated guidelines will be made public no later than August 10th 2023.
E-grant opens: August 10th, 2023
Application deadline: October 5th, 2023, 12.00 PM, CEST
Project duration: 1-5 years
Total budget: Minimum 116.3 mill. DKK.
Investment per project: from 5 mill. DKK to 40 mill. DKK.
Webinar: August 18th 13.00 PM – 15.00 PM, CEST