The Defence Materielverket (FMV) has taken the initiative to drive the development of quantum sensors forward with its TechDay, an event that offers unique business opportunities for start-ups and research groups. This event is part of the FMV Military Innovation Programme (MIP) aimed at detecting and developing civilian technologies with military applications, especially at early stages of development.

Business opportunity

Participants with promising technological ideas may receive a financial investment from the FMV, up to SEK 500 000, to develop their projects over a six-month mission. Total order value is SEK 1 million, with up to three projects receiving funding. Projects shall deliver an analysis or test and a final report describing the implementation and results. The final delivery shall take place no later than 14 June 2024. If no application meets the criteria, no orders will be placed.


The FMV calls for new innovations in the quantum sensor area on behalf of the Armed Forces. These technologies, at the stage of research or development, are not finished prototypes or products.


Whereas the use of quantum technologies can revolutionise tomorrow’s warfare, with quantum sensors that detect new phenomena and bring technological benefits;

Overall objective

The FMV is looking for civilian innovations that can lead to new sensor capabilities and independent navigation for military purposes. It includes signals intelligence, quantum imaging as quantum -LIDAR, and positioning without GNSS. Quantum sensors can also be used to find objects underground or in water.


Participants should clearly explain how their ideas contribute to the above scenario and target image, with the possibility to use visual and audio aids.

Participation and Selection

The application involves a rigorous selection process, where only those with the greatest potential to have their proposals accepted will be invited to present on TechDay. Each proposal will receive 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a jury vote.


Applications must include contact details, a brief summary and a detailed description of the project (max. 500 words and 5 pages). Applications will be sent according to the contact details given. A maximum of three applications per organisation are allowed.

Selection criteria

Selection is based on the relevance of the proposal to the theme of quantum sensors, military relevance, level of innovation, and links with activities of the Armed Forces, FMV or FOI.

FMV TechDay represents an important effort to integrate future technologies into military applications and offers a unique opportunity for researchers and companies to contribute to this development.

Participate in FMV TechDay as a User: What you Behöver Veta

The Defence Materielverket (FMV) has received several requests for participation as a audience at their forthcoming TechDay, focusing in particular on the development of quantum sensors. Unfortunately, this is not possible for external companies or students on this occasion. However, the FMV is considering opening future TechDays to the public.

Opportunities for government employees

There is a limited possibility for members of the Armed Forces, FMV, FOI or other authorities to be present, depending on available places. Interested parties should send a request by email to with the topic “TechDay Quantum sensors”.

Key dates of TechDay

  • Deadline for applying for participation: Monday, 15 January 2024.
  • Notification of participation to companies: Monday, 30 January 2024.
  • Date of implementation of TechDay: Thursday, 15 February 2024. More detailed information and agenda will be sent together with invitations.
  • Draft order: Will be negotiated with the selected companies.
  • Delivery and invoicing: Are carried out on the basis of a negotiated agreement. However, the final delivery shall take place no later than 2 September 2024.

FMV TechDay is a key element in their efforts to foster innovation in quantum technologies and military applications. Although the event is currently closed to the public, it offers an important platform for selected stakeholders to present and develop their projects in cooperation with the FMV.


Source : European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform


Digital technology / specialisation

  • Quantum Computing

Digital skill level

  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Sweden

Type of initiative

National initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.

Target group

  • Persons with 3-10 years work experience
  • Persons with 0-3 years work experience

Form of funding