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Quantum Technology Round Up

Posted on 07/12/2018

News, events, reports, funding calls and information relevant to the quantum technology community.

KTN have pulled together all the latest snippets of information for the quantum community into one place. Find out more details about each below, or if you wish to find out more about further opportunities then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our quantum lead Bob Cockshott.

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report

Highlights include support for a new programme management entity, and innovation centres (not necessarily new buildings). There is also support for the new National Quantum Computing Centre, expansion of training and skills programmes and using SBRI as a support mechanism. There is additional support for work on security and responsible research and innovation. Read the report (PDF).

European Quantum Technology Conference, Grenoble 2019

EQTC19 is the first international meeting of the European Quantum Flagship, and will cover recent advances in quantum technology, including science, communication, simulation, computing and sensing. It will include an update on the European Flagship, provide networking opportunities and cover standardisation and public outreach. Capacity is limited to 600 delegates and registrations will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Read more.

Quantum Mission to Canada

This visit took place to explore opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the UK and Canada in quantum science and technology. Read the report (PDF).

QUCAPS report on planning and scheduling with quantum computers published

The report from the Innovate UK / EPSRC funded QUCAPS project in now available. This 12-month study performed experiments with quantum annealers for scheduling optimisation, together with analysis of gate model approaches. A market-focused workshop was held with potential users and quantum computing experts. Read more (PDF).

NQIT briefing on responsible innovation in QT for defence and security

The briefing note will interest companies, defence strategists, policy-makers and researchers, and is available on the NQIT web site here.

Galileo sat nav 5-fold improvement in measuring gravitational redshift

Inside GNSS reports that Galileo sat nav clocks enabled a 5-fold improvement in measuring gravitational redshift. A partial launch failure which put two Galileo spacecraft into elliptical orbits has enabled ESA to gain the accuracy improvements. Read more.

QuantERA launches 2nd call for proposals

The QuantERA consortium has announced the 2nd call for proposals in the field of Quantum Technologies. Up to £250,000 is available to support eligible projects with a thematic scope to include:

  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum computation
  • Quantum information sciences
  • Quantum metrology sensing and imaging

Contact Dr Wendy Carr at EPSRC for more details