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2016 National Quantum Technologies Showcase
Thu 3 November 2016, 08:30 – 16:30 GMT
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The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is a £270m investment over five years, aimed at accelerating the translation of quantum technologies into the marketplace, boosting British business and making a real difference to our everyday lives. The vision is to create a coherent quantum technology community that gives the UK a world-leading position in the emerging multi-billion-pound new quantum technology markets, and to substantially enhance the value of some of the biggest UK-based industries. The programme supports investments in research, innovation, skills and technology demonstration to help UK industry to commercialise these new technologies.
Following on from the success of the first national quantum technologies showcase last year, the 2016 event will highlight the relationship with industry and the programme’s potential for the creation of new markets and economic benefit, while showcasing technological demonstrators from the quantum technology hub network, alongside the work of the Quantum Metrology Institute and parallel industrial projects funded by Innovate UK, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the EPSRC.
Join us on the day to meet some of the researchers and industrialists driving these developments and for the opportunity to experience first hand some of the capabilities of the next generation of quantum technologies.
The 2nd National Quantum Technologies showcase is being organised by the Network of four Quantum Technology Hubs, in association with programme stakeholders - EPSRC, Innovate UK, BIS, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
08:30 – 10:00 Registration, coffee and first look around the demos for those arriving early
10:00 – 12:00 Talks: morning session
10:00 – 10:30 David Delpy, Chair, UK National Quantum Technologies Programme Strategic Advisory Board: Welcome and opening address
10:30 – 11:30 Government Office for Science: Quantum Technology Applications for Government and Industry (Sir Mark Walport, Professor Muffy Calder, Sir Peter Knight, Dr Helen Margolis, Dr Richard Murray); incl. Q+A Panel
11:30 – 12:00 Announcement of the winners of the £19.5 million Quantum Technologies Innovation fund
12:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 15:00 Talks: afternoon session
14:00 – 14:20 Tim Whitley, Managing Director, Research & Innovation, BT: "Purposeful innovation: Converting cutting-edge science into commercial technology"
14:20 – 14:40 Richard Walker, CEO, Photon Force Ltd: "Spinning out innovation – an entrepreneur’s perspective"
14:40 – 15:00 Discussion/Closing Remarks
15:00 – 16:30 Networking, Exhibition, Afternoon Coffee