QuantERA

Quantum Technologies

Launch of the Call March 2021
Deadline for project outlines
May 13, 2021
Deadline for full proposal submission
September 15, 2021
Notification of accepted proposals
December 2021
Indicative Call budget of TA CR € 1 000 000
Applicants
research organizations and enterprises
Website
quantera.eu
Website for Czech applicants www.tacr.cz/soutez/quantera/call-2021-3/

TA CR Contact Person
Eliška Šibrová
eliska.sibrova@tacr.cz
+420 778 464 012

Aim

Submitted project proposals are expected to be aligned with one of the two Call 2021 topics:

  • Quantum Phenomena and Resources, where the main aim is to lay the foundations for the Quantum Technologies for the future; 
  • Applied Quantum Science, where the goal is to take known quantum effects and established concepts from quantum science, translate them into technological applications and develop new products.

Funded projects are expected to significantly advance the state-of-art of quantum sciences and technologies in Europe.

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) will financially support only successful Czech applicants involved in the applied research projects. Czech applicants involved in the basic research projects will be supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS).

Participating countries

Austria (FFG, FWF), Belgium (FNRS, FWO), Bulgaria (BNSF), Croatia (HRZZ), Czech Republic (MEYS, TA CR), Denmark (IFD), Estonia (ETAg), Finland (AKA), France (ANR), Germany (DFG, BMBF, VDI/TZ), Hungary (NKFIH), Ireland (SFI), Israel (Innovation Auth), Italy (CNR, INFN, MIUR), Latvia (VIAA), Lithuania (RCL), Luxembourg (FNR), Malta (MFIN), Norway (RCN), Poland (NCBR, NCN), Portugal (FCT), Romania (UEFISCDI), Slovakia (SAS), Slovenia (MIZS), Spain (AEI), Sweden (VR), Switzerland (SNSF), Turkey (TUBITAK)

General conditions for application

A two-step application procedure will be used in this call. Consortia are required to submit their project proposals in English electronically. Instructions regarding the submission, eligibility, evaluation criteria and other relevant information will be published on the QuantERA II Call 2021 official website.

To be eligible, research consortia must include at least three independent legal entities applying for funding from three different countries or funding agencies participating in the Call.

Webinars

TACR and MEYS organize on March 15, 2021 from 10 a.m. information webinar for the Czech applicants. Registration here.

Anticipated date for the online webinar organized by QuantERA: 13th of April 2021

Partner search tools

The National Science Center (Poland) operates a matchmaking platform where interested parties can look for suitable partners. Furthermore, you can try our TA CR Partnering Tool.

Documents

The Pre-announcement can be downloaded here

Documents for Czech applicants are here in section “Dokumenty”.

Electronic submission system

Will be published.

About QuantERA II

The QuantERA II ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies is a consortium of national and regional Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) in Europe supporting basic and applied research in Quantum Technologies. It is supported by the European Union’s Future and Emerging Technologies programme (FET). 

The RFOs involved in the QuantERA II Call jointly support European multilateral research projects with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of Quantum Technologies through collaborations exploring advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering.

The total available budget reaches almost € 40 Mio (including co-funding from the European Commission).

QuanrERA II has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 101017733.