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Quantum Technology for Transport

Event details
Thursday, 8 February 2018
10:00 am – 17:00 pm
Workshop where current Quantum capabilities and technologies will be outlined and explained.
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Quantum technologies and their promise of revolutionising technologies and capabilities have become a popular topic, but many do not understand what they can provide, and think they are too far into the future to be an asset now.

The fact is quantum technologies are real, exciting capabilities are available now, and the UK has a privileged position as a leader in this area.

KTN would like to invite you to attend our exciting workshop on the 8th of February at the Williams Formula 1 centre, Grove, where current quantum capabilities and technologies will be outlined and explained.

If you are part of the Intelligent Transport and Mobility world come along to find out about the new developments in quantum technology that can provide sought after solutions.

Potential benefits include:

  • positioning capabilities
  • vehicle situational awareness
  • increased accuracy of communication systems
  • imaging through turbid media
  • imaging around corners
  • detecting imminent landslips

You participation in this workshop could help shape the direction of research and focus, as well as finding new avenues of applying this technology in areas that can raise the global competitiveness of the United Kingdom and maintain its status as a leader.

Programme: (Subject to change)

9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Introduction to KTN

George Filip, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:15 Introduction to Quantum Technologies

Bob Cockshott, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:30 Automotive / CCAV Presentation on Challenges for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (sensors, imaging, sensor fusion)

10:45 Title tbc

Aaron Mandalia, Project Coordinator for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, SAIC

11:00 Rail Challenges

Network Rail

11:15 Panel with Transport Speakers

11.30 Break & Networking

12:00 Quantum Imaging

Kevin McIver, Glasgow University

12:15 Quantum Sensors

Nicole Metje, University of Birmingham

12.30 Gravitational Sensors

Dr Michael Holynski, University of Birmingham Quantum Sensing Hub

12.45 Panel with QT Speakers

13.00 Lunch & Networking

14:00 Workshop

Round table discussions on challenges and opportunities between transport and quantum delegates

15:00 Break & Networking

15:20 Workshop Continuation and Summarising the Table Discussions

15.45 Close and Summary of the Day

Bob Cockshott, KTN

16.00 Optional Tours of Williams F1


In order to reduce the CO2 impact of this event, we will be organising transfers from Didcot train station to the venue and back. The cost will be £10 for a return trip and this can be booked by selecting the corresponding ticket type. During registration you will have the option to select your transfer times.

The initiative is part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme to commercialise quantum technology.

Please contact Bob Cockshott for more information.

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