Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Innovation Networks – Quantum Technologies Letter of Intent

Maximum Value

$3 Million

Sponsor Deadline

March 7, 2023

UBCO RPIF Deadline

March 2, 2023 12:00 PM

NOI/LOI Deadline

March 7, 2023 11:00 AM

UBCO E-submission Deadline

March 2, 2023 12:00 PM

Program Description

Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be informed of the Full Proposal Application Deadline

Innovation Networks calls for proposals support the creation of smaller research clusters, or micro-nets, that perform research on one or more aspects of a science and technology (S&T) challenge. Successful applicants will enter into a non-repayable contribution agreement with DND. The maximum contribution per micro-net is $3 million over four years.


In response to the rapid development and deployment of quantum technologies, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) are seeking to stimulate the application of advances for quantum technologies in the defence and security domain. Currently, most research and development work within academia and industry focuses on commercial applications. To leverage that work to address DND/CAF needs, the IDEaS program is looking to develop several research micro-nets focusing on defence and security applications, specifically: quantum sensing and sensors (including for positioning, navigation and timing), quantum communications, and quantum computing, simulations and algorithms.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent by the stated deadline in order to be able to submit a full proposal for this call. The letter of intent must be submitted by using the Connect service provided by the Canada Post Corporation (CPC). CPC Connect is a digital delivery platform that facilitates sending and receiving confidential messages and documents, and requires at least 3 full business days to initiate. Please see “How to Apply” below for further details.

Full Program Terms

Proposal Development Support

For support in preparing a UBCO-led application, please get in touch with the contact below:

Patrick Gall

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by UBC via the Connect service provided by the Canada Post Corporation. Please contact Patrick Gall or UBCO ORS well in advance of the deadline if you are planning on applying for this competition. Final LOIs must be sent to STAR via email by March 2, 2023.

Last updated: 2023-02-27 09:25