QuICC Summer School 2018, University of York, York

The Quantum Communications Hub is proud to be partially sponsoring the annual summer school on Quantum Information, Computing and Control (QuICC), which will run from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August 2018 at the University of York, and will focus on research into quantum systems and their applications.

This summer school will be a great opportunity for all participants to expand their knowledge of cutting edge research into Quantum Information, Computing and Control, and meet and share ideas with other researchers in their field. Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller, and Co-Investigator, Dr Roger Colbeck are amongst the high profile speakers presenting tutorials at the event.

This summer school is particularly aimed at Master's level and PhD students, because of the opportunity to present and discuss their research, but undergraduates considering going into this field are also welcome to apply. The QuICC summer school is free for UK participants, including accommodation in York, all meals during your visit and social activities. International students are welcome to apply but will have to cover their own expenses. This summer school is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and organised by students from the Controlled Quantum Dynamics Centre for Doctoral Training at Imperial College London.

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New Scientist Live 2018, 20-23 September 2018, ExCel London

Stakeholders of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme such as the four UK Quantum Technology Hubs, the National Physical Laboratory and representatives from the quantum Centres for Doctoral Training will be bringing the Quantum City exhibit at the New Scientist Live science festival in London.

For more information and to book tickets, visit

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The National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2017

22 November 2017, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE


Copyright: Dan Tsantilis & EPSRC


The 2017 national quantum technologies showcase is going to take place on November 22nd at the QEII conference centre in central London. This year's meeting, the third in the series, aims to highlight case studies which exemplify the national programme’s potential for the creation of new markets and economic benefit, while showcasing technological readiness across specific sectors for quick commercial uptake.

The Quantum Communications Hub is taking part with six technology demonstrations ranging from quantum-secured networking to miniaturised integrated photonics for quantum encryption.

The 2017 Showcase is being organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the National Network of Quantum Technology Hubs and the other National Programme Partners; Innovate UK, BEIS, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

This event is free but not suitable for educational or public attendance. For more details, including on how to register, please follow this link.

5th ETSI/IQC Quantum-Safe Cryptography Workshop

13 - 15 September 2017. Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Following last year’s successful event at Toronto, Canada, the 5th ETSI/IQC workshop on quantum safe cryptography will take place this September in London, UK. The event is jointly co-organised by ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, and the IQC, the University of Waterloo’s Institute of Quantum Computing, with further support provided by the Quantum Communications Hub, part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. The National Cyber Security Centre and the CryptoWorks21 training partnership are also supporting partners.

For more information on the event and to register, please visit:

QCrypt 2017: 7th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography

18 - 21 September 2017. West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DP, UK

Quantum cryptography aims to achieve security from fundamental physical principles, such as the quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. The annual conference on quantum cryptography (QCrypt) is a conference for students and researchers working on all aspects of quantum cryptography. The main goals of the conference are to represent the previous year’s best results and to support the building of a research community in quantum cryptography.

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2nd National Quantum Technologies Showcase


3 November 2016 - 2nd National Quantum Technologies Showcase, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,  Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is a £270m investment over five years, aimed at accelerating the translation of quantum technologies into the marketplace, boosting British business and making a real difference to our everyday lives. The vision is to create a coherent quantum technology community that gives the UK a world-leading position in the emerging multi-billion-pound new quantum technology markets, and to substantially enhance the value of some of the biggest UK-based industries. The programme supports investments in research, innovation, skills and technology demonstration to help UK industry to commercialise these new technologies.
Following on from the success of the first national quantum technologies showcase last year, the 2016 event will highlight the relationship with industry and the programme’s potential for the creation of new markets and economic benefit, while showcasing technological demonstrators from the quantum technology hub network, alongside the work of the Quantum Metrology Institute and parallel industrial projects funded by Innovate UK, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the EPSRC.
Join us on the day to meet some of the researchers and industrialists driving these developments and for the opportunity to experience first hand some of the capabilities of the next generation of quantum technologies.
The 2nd National Quantum Technologies showcase is being organised by the Network of four Quantum Technology Hubs, in association with programme stakeholders - EPSRC, Innovate UK, BIS, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).


To register and be kept up to date with the programme, please visit:

Cambridge Wireless TEC hosts ‘The Quantum Revolution is Coming’ – 14 September 2016

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Quantum technology will have many applications in computing, communications and sensing. It promises to increase computational power by many orders of magnitude - what will a quantum computer look like and how will it be programmed?  How will we make cryptography safe once the methods we rely on today can be cracked by a new generation of computers?  How do we exploit quantum technology to solve this problem?  How will quantum clocks enable us to synchronise 5G networks? How will Quantum acceleration and gravity sensors enable new ways of mapping and navigation?  Are there new limits to communications beyond Shannon that we will be able to exploit?

The 2nd CW TEC  is aimed at technology leaders in industry, and young engineers and physicists, to give them an overview of the new world to come and examine the host of hard problems that need to be solved and the opportunities that will open up.

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Quantum Technology for the 21st Century, 9 – 10 May 2016

Organised by Sir Peter Knight FRS, Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, Professor Gerard Milburn, Dr Jonathan Pritchard and Dr Stephen Till.

The meeting will include academic and industry leaders in quantum physics and engineering to identify the next generation of quantum technologies for translational development. These include: simulators for chemistry and materials, imaging systems, enhanced sensors, ultra-precise atomic clocks, secure communications networks and quantum co-processors, such as certified random number generators and small-scale computing engines. Registration is free, but you will need to cover the costs of your accommodation and catering. You can register for the meeting, and book lunch for both days, on the meeting webpage: