QuantIC stars at UK industry event
QuantIC, the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging based at the University of Glasgow, highlighted the rapid pace and strength of its academic-industrial collaboration with a record 12 technology demonstrators at the 2017 National Quantum Technologies Showcase in London, a threefold increase from the inaugural event in 2015.
The industry event highlights new technological innovation from the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, which aims to make the UK the “go-to” place for the development and commercialisation of quantum technologies.
This year, more than 600 people attended the event which featured breakout sessions on industrial collaboration and more than 50 exhibits with potential applications in sectors such as photonics, autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, finance and many more.
The hub’s exhibits included low cost 3D imaging, seeing through scattering media with single photon imaging, Wee-g (an ultra-sensitive MEMS gravimeter), Fresnel cones for optimised structured polarisation beans, a multiplexed fluorescence lifetime microscopy camera and Indipix (a new type of mid-infrared sensor). Many of these demonstrators have been developed with industrial partners such as M Squared Lasers, Horiba Scientific, Gooch and Housego, Clyde Space and Thales.
Professor Miles Padgett, QuantIC’s Principal Investigator said, “Taking the ideas inspired by quantum physics that are born in a university research laboratory and turning them into innovative quantum enhanced imaging technology through industrial collaboration is what QuantIC does. I’m already looking forward to what we’ll be able to present at next year’s event”.
First published: 27 November 2017