Sep 21st 2020

Quantum R&D is more than just Qubits and Quantum Computers!

The UK through a mix of government and industry funding has committed more than £1Bn over 10 years to a coordinated programme in quantum technology. Six years into this programme Sir Peter will describe here how we got there, and our goals for the future. The UK National Quantum Technology Programme has induced a step change in the UK’s capabilities for pushing forward a new sector in future information technologies. We describe how the programme arose and the activities it supported and influenced to deliver these new capabilities, building on a first phase almost £480M investment across several UK government agencies. The UK programme now enters its second phase [1], with a further substantial investment by UK government and global industries in the UK making a total of over £1Bn. Peter will also describe the plans (and what is going on in this exciting area outside of the UK) for ensuring the advanced quantum science and demonstrator platforms in imaging, sensing, communications and computing developed over the past five years will drive the formation of the QT sector and embed quantum tech in a broad range of industries. Finally, Peter will highlight the need to raise awareness of the developments and the need for engineering and technology engagement in the rapidly emerging Quantum Sector.

1. “Blackett Review: The Quantum Age: technological opportunities.”
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Aug 10th 2020

Let’s Get Physical – 12th – 16th October 2020, Online

The Tommy Flower’s Institute will be hosting a full week of Physics packed sessions with speakers, interactive panels and insights into demos and lab spaces.

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Jul 28th 2020

ETSI / IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Virtual Event, 27- 28 October 2020, Online

The 8th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography workshop will be a virtual event. In light of the global COVID-19 situation and the related restrictions, the Programme Committee is reformatting the event into online sessions that will be available in a variety of formats.
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Jul 7th 2020

SPIE Security + Defence 2020 Industry Session – 21-24 September 2020

Expert speakers and industry insiders will come together to explore many new and exciting applications of photonics technologies in the defense, security, and sensing marketplace. Quantum Communications Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller, will be giving an invited talk on Quantum Communcations as part of the event.
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Jun 2nd 2020

EPIC World Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit – POSTPONED

The world is going through a quantum revolution. The purpose of the EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit is to bring together the companies in the supply chain towards the commercialization of upcoming products resulting from the current R&D initiatives.

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May 7th 2020

UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase – 6 November 2020

The UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2020 will build on the success of previous years, demonstrating the progress made by the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, as it enters its second 5-year phase, and the growing commercialisation and industrialisation of quantum technologies in the UK.

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Mar 5th 2020

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2020

We are proud to be supporting the three day Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2020 (CUWiP UK) at the University of York, between 12 and 15 March 2020.
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Oct 11th 2019

National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019

The 2019 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.
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