European funding opportunities for quantum technologies

European institutions offer a wide range of funding opportunities for quantum technologies, from early-stage research and applied research (Horizon Europe programme) to infrastructure investments (Digital Europe programme). In addition, individual companies – especially start-ups – can receive support from the European Innovation Council and the European Investment Bank.

Below you will find a list of presently open calls, arranged by programme and sorted by deadline. This list may not be exhaustive, so you are encouraged to also check the Search Funding & Tenders ( page.

Horizon Europe

Quantum Communication Technologies for space systems

Deadline date: 28th March 2023 17:00 CET

Quantum Space Gravimetry Phase-A Study

Deadline date: 28th March 2023 17:00 CET
Further information: See ‘Phase-B Study’ below.

Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuit technologies

Deadline date: 29th March 2023 17:00 CET

Investing in alternative quantum computation and simulation platform technologies

Deadline date: 29th March 2023 17:00 CET

Next generation quantum sensing and metrology technologies

Deadline date: 29th March 2023 17:00 CET

Framework Partnership Agreement for developing large-scale quantum Computing platform technologies

Deadline date: 29th March 2023 17:00 CET

Hop on Facility – for Widening Countries

Deadline date: 28th September 2023
Further information: Ongoing Pillar 2 or EIC Pathfinder projects can request additional budget to integrate one additional participant from a widening country.

Horizon Standardisation Booster: Standardisation Support for HE and H2020 Projects

‘First come first serve’ basis, until 31st January 2024

Quantum Space Gravimetry Phase-B study & Technology Maturation [forthcoming]

Deadline date: 20th February 2024 17:00 CET

Quantum sensing and metrology for market uptake [forthcoming]

Deadline date: 19th March 2024 17:00 CET

Stimulating transnational research and development of next generation quantum technologies, including basic theories and components (Cascading grant with FSTP) [forthcoming]

Deadline date: 19th March 2024 17:00 CET

European Innovation Council

EIC Accelerator Challenge: Emerging semiconductor or quantum technology components

Deadline dates: 22nd March 2023, 7th June 2023, 4th October 2023.
Information Day: (9th February 2023), recording available online.

Digital Europe/Connecting Europe Facility

Currently no open calls.


Call for Transnational Research Proposals:
– Quantum Phenomena and Resources
– Applied Quantum Science

Deadline date: 11th May 2023 17:00 CET
Further information: A partner-finding tool is available.


If you are looking for loans (European Venture Depts Product) for your business, please also visit the European Investment Bank website or contact the Quantum Flagship Coordination Office.

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