Quantum theory is one of the most significant breakthroughs of the 20th century. It has led to the development of some of the most widely used technologies including the transistor and laser, which are pretty much commonplace.
A new generation of quantum technologies is enabling and driving a different range of previously impossible devices and systems to solve currently intractable problems. As a result, we are seeing greater opportunities for making tech products faster and smaller, with the potential to provide enhanced levels of accuracy and precision.
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund recently announced an investment pot of up to £33million, to support projects that will help speed up the commercialisation of these quantum technologies a few months ago. Earlier this month, a new funding competition was launched that will award up to £30million to industry-led projects aimed at addressing technical barriers to the commercial or industrial exploitation of quantum technologies in the UK.
As the lead partner for the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, the University of Birmingham is uniquely positioned to educate, inform and share details of its exciting technological developments, research and investigations that is attracting interest from industry.
This free workshop invites you to come and learn more about the major developments taking place in quantum technologies and explore how your business and industry could benefit. Our Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing will then inform you of the pre-funded assistance, available, to help you realise your future aspirations by providing access to specialist expertise, world-class facilities and a wide network of potential collaborators .
We invite you to commence your journey of exploration in quantum technologies with the University of Birmingham.
9.30am – 10.00am
Arrival and registration, refreshments and networking
10.00am – 10.20am
Welcome and introduction to the University of Birmingham / Overview of Quantum Technologies.
Professor Kai Bongs, Director, UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology
10.20am - 10.40am
Commercialising quantum technologies - an opportunity to position your business at the forefront of the emerging quantum movement
Dr Simon R. Plant, Innovate Lead - Quantum Technologies, Innovate UK
10.40am – 10.55am
The Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM) – How can this funded project help my business explore new opportunities in quantum technologies and fulfil future aspirations.
Julian Moore, CIAMM Business Engagement Manager
10.55am - 11.00am
Q&A based on the morning's presentations
11.00am – 11.15am
11.15am – 11.45am
SME Case Studies - How quantum technologies support is helping us innovate.
11.45am – 12.30pm
Challenges Discussion: An opportunity for businesses to discuss/share their challenges with expert inputs provided on potential applications that could be explored using quantum technologies. Suggested areas of focus:
Advanced Manufacturing (Additive Manufacturing)
Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Monitoring)
Medical (Brain Imaging)
Transportation (Connected Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicles)
12.30pm – 12.45pm
Q&A and final remarks
12.45pm – 2.00pm (includes optional Lab Tour: 1.15pm – 2.00pm)
Lunch and networking
2.00pm - 2.30pm
Next steps - Signing up to the CIAMM programme, introduction to other University of Birmingham programmes, upcoming events
2.30pm - 3.00pm
Close and departures
For further details about this event, please contact Julian Moore, CIAMM Business Engagement Manager
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham.