QuantIC hub supports £500k of innovative quantum imaging projects

Published: 17 March 2022

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QuantIC’s Partnership Resource Fund has reached a milestone, contributing to industry-led quantum imaging projects worth in excess of £500k during Phase 2 of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

The Hub’s £4m Partnership Resource Fund is designed to make QuantIC’s research programme accessible to industry partners and new academic research groups.  This collaborative fund offers an easy access, low-risk, mechanism for QuantIC to integrate with industrial products and processes, form new quantum technology-based ventures, and address large-scale industrial challenges through novel quantum approaches.

The most recent grant awards from the Industrial Partnership Fund and the New Venture Fund include:

  • Event-based Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) imaging for rapid material analysis with Aralia Systems Ltd
  • Improving pulse oximeters for healthcare with time-of-flight SPAD detectors with Elmos Semiconductors
  • Improving single photon LIDAR for autonomous vehicles with Toyota Motor Europe
  • Single pixel spectroscopy that could be used for chemical detection
  • Data fusion imaging with the potential for improving surveillance technology

QuantIC’s Director, Sara Diegoli, said “It is positive to see so many industry partners collaborating with our academic teams on high calibre imaging projects across a range of sectors and potential markets. The UK National Quantum Technology Programme and its funding is essential in driving this engagement to secure the future of the UK as a leader in quantum technology.”

One of four Hubs, QuantIC is supported by the UK government’s National Quantum Technologies Programme which aims to place the UK in a world-leading position in the emerging multi-billion-pound quantum technology market.



QuantIC has a range of grants available to support projects that will advance the commercialisation of quantum imaging.  QuantIC’s Business Development Team can help guide you on which fund would be most appropriate to your project. 

Business Development Manager, E: Kevin.McIver@glasgow.ac.uk T:0141 330 4080

First published: 17 March 2022