Cross-border projects for Europe

As quantum technology moves towards commercialisation, this initiative accelerates cross-border collaboration for breakthrough initiatives in a bid to create resilient supply chains for Europe.

Why this initiative, why now?

Deadline: 20 March 2024

This programme supports innovative cross-border projects with contributions from French, German and Dutch quantum companies & research organisations, with a leading role for emerging players, start-ups and innovative SMEs.

The development of quantum technologies holds the promise of major breakthroughs in several critical sectors. A large number of open scientific questions and key technologies to be developed will require a global investment effort that no single country can bear alone.

International and European cooperation is an essential lever for addressing these issues and developing resilient quantum value chains. The combined investment of the European Union member states and the European Commission makes Europe the leading investor in quantum technologies. In order to strengthen synergies between the Member States quantum strategies and European programmes, the present call for proposals aims to stimulate cooperation between the French, German, Dutch quantum ecosystems (and all European partners) aiming to join the European effort to develop high value-added knowledge and technological building blocks with strong disruptive potential, and thus reinforcing the European quantum scientific and technological base.

Submissions will be awarded in a two-step process. A full proposal will be evaluated by a trilateral commission. Consortia will then be invited to submit a national application with detailed budgets.

Questions concerning expectations and national application criteria can be addressed to:
France: (website)  
Germany: or (website)
Netherlands: (website)

Who can submit?

You can find all relevant information about this call for proposals in the document below. Please note: specific national guidelines apply for final applications; no rights can be derived from this announcement.

Submit a proposal

When preparing a cross-border project, please use the template document to fill in the details for your consortium's proposal.

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