28.11.19 – QuantIC Celebration & Relaunch

The successes of QuantIC has largely been down to collaboration. By bringing academics, industry and government together to deliver real world imaging challenges across the industrial, scientific, security and consumer markets, we have been finding ways to translate quantum science into technical innovation. Five years on and we have developed thirteen prototypes which can see around corners, image polluting gases and peer through muddy water. Issues thought to be once-impossible.

To mark these successes, the QuantIC Celebration and Phase II launch event welcomed over 120 guests from across the UK and played host to an afternoon of industry presentations from Horiba; Thales; Aralia; M Squared Lasers; Photon Force and QLM highlight their successes and results of their collaborations with our researchers as well as a showcase of industry and academic posters, featuring the outcomes of some of the 39 projects supported by QuantIC as part of our project programme which saw £6.5m invested.

Looking to the future, QuantIC Director Prof. Steve Beaumont set the scene for the Hub’s ambition to continue its research, build on existing relationships with industry, and develop new partnerships over the next five years. As such, QuantIC will focus on developing its Scientific Programme to build technology demonstrators aligned to three key themes: seeing through obscuration; seeing with quantum entanglement and, seeing at extreme wavelengths. We will see the implementation of a Strategic Partnership comprising of industrialists who will consult on the future needs of industry. PhD studentships will continue to be co-funded by QuantIC and industry to develop appropriate skills, and QuantIC will continue to offer funding to academic and industry-led projects to provide answers to various challenges in the areas of life sciences; transport, and security and sensors.

To find out more about the opportunities to collaborate with us and our QuantIC partners, contact us: info@quantic.ac.uk 

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