Following on from the two previous National Quantum Technologies Showcase events in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 event will demonstrate the technological progress arising from the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, its relevance to commercial sectors and the collaborative nature of the programme involving academia, industry and government partners.
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).
Together with the University of Birmingham, we have been working to deliver the first UK commercial demonstration of cold atom gravimetry. We will be providing a new method of detecting gravitational anomalies in the next generation of quantum gravity measurement devices for a range of applications, such as utility mapping, ground surveying and environmental monitoring through the use of cold rubidium atoms. We look forward to sharing with you the remarkable work we have been carrying out.
About the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme
The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is a £270m UK Government 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.