UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase highlights the success of the National Quantum Technology Programme

Published: 16 November 2021

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More than 600 people gathered at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London on Friday 5 November to discover what is new and succeeding across the UK quantum landscape.

The UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase, organised by KTN in collaboration with Innovate UK, featured 70 exhibitors from across the quantum community; aiming to highlight the success and progress of the UK Governments £1 billion National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP).

This year’s Quantum Showcase was opened in person by Professor Dame Lynn Gladden, Executive Chair at EPSRC and Chair of the NQTP programme board, Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director for Quantum Technologies at UKRI and virtually by Science Minister George Freeman who gave a video address to a packed room.

The keynote talks highlighted the success of the programme’s funding streams in accelerating quantum technology research and industry investment. Particular focus was on the recently funded collaborative projects, which collectively accounts for £50 million awarded through the Commercialising Quantum Technologies Challenge. While George Freeman highlighted the significance of the recently signed UK-US joint statement of intent on cooperation in quantum information sciences and technologies and the governments determination to grow quantum markets around the world.

QuantIC’s Director, Professor Steve Beaumont said “It was great to be able to come together again as a quantum community and see just how far the conceptual technologies of Phase 1 of the NQTP have developed. It is exciting to see the investment coming to fruition with real technology that will benefit both industry, government and society. For Quantic it was a particular pleasure to hear that more support has been awarded in quantum imaging to our industry partners through the ISCF competition

The QuantIC research team presented the following quantum imaging prototypes throughout the day across three stands:

3D Pose Detection - Heriot Watt University

Seeing with undetected light - Imperial College London

GasSight methane gas imaging - University of Glasgow

Endoscope the width of a human hair - University of Glasgow

Germanium on Silicon Single Photon Avalanche Diodes

Ultra Low Noise Imaging - University of Bristol

Non Linear Optics - University of Southampton

Indipix - University of Glasgow

For further information on quantum imaging prototypes and how to work with QuantIC please contact our Business Development Manager

First published: 16 November 2021