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New call for joint Canada-UK projects on quantum technologies

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March 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, are partnering to launch a call for research proposals on quantum technologies.

The call builds on complementary interests and research expertise in this area in the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada, and will allow for the collaboration between leading-edge scientists and potential innovative users, from industry and/or government sectors, to accelerate the development of quantum technologies.

Innovation in quantum technologies would allow Canada and the UK to access cross-cutting technologies and to function securely in a global ecosystem where the safe exchange and protection of data is paramount. It also aims to bring together dynamic consortia that will foster collaboration between established researchers and the next generation of young scientists in partnership with industry and/or government.

This will help break down silos among disciplines and promote equity, diversity and inclusion. The research in these collaborations will provide demonstrable evidence of the impacts of quantum technologies for the economy and society.

We invite applicants and participants to register and create a profile in order to access a virtual matchmaking website, which will allow them to select and contact potential partners from both countries for information exchange and networking opportunities to foster collaborations.

For more information please consult the call for proposals or contact
rp-quantum@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

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