QuantIC – a UKNQT Hub

Making the invisible visible

UK National Quantum Technologies Programme


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Recent Insight
  • Quantum Imaging, Sensing & Timing Outlook 2020
    Quantum spring is already coming to some parts of the wider quantum sector. National programmes and smart players are taking advantage of the opportunities this brings. Don’t underestimate the future impact of these novel gizmos. Green shoots One way to avoid quantum winter is to seek other applications of the ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
  • Quantum Outlook 2019
    2018 has seen rising awareness of the future potential of quantum technology. 2019 is set to see quantum computing in particular at the peak of its hype cycle. Fact Based Insight believes that investors should take a wide view of the sector to find value in the short, medium and ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 17, 2018
  • Quantum Technology for a Global Britain?
    The UK Quantum Showcase demonstrates why others around the world are seeking to copy the UK’s quantum technology approach. It’s little surprise that the UK government is providing additional funding of £315m over the next 5 years. The 2018 UK National Quantum Technology Showcase took place in the prestigious QEII ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowNovember 21, 2018
Latest News
  • Flash fiction competition Quantum Shorts is back!
    Calling all writers! QuantIC is delighted to announce a new call for entries to the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition. We want stories of up to 1000 words long that take inspiration from the mind-blowing world of quantum physics. The Quantum Shorts competition is free to enter, offering prizes of ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsDecember 13, 2019
  • S3IC 2020
    Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems International Conference – S3IC 2020 Taking place in April 2020 in Barcelona, this conference will bring together researchers in the rapidly advancing field of Single Molecule Sensors and nanoSystems. The conference focuses on the most recent advances in micro and nano-sensing techniques that have either demonstrated single-molecule detection ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsNovember 12, 2019
  • A Celebration of QuantIC
    To mark the end of the first phase of QuantIC, we are offering you the opportunity to join us as we celebrate the success of the programme and reinvigorate our community. We are hosting two events on Thursday 28 November at the Glasgow Science Centre. The Celebration of QuantIC event ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsOctober 28, 2019
  • QuantIC wins £28m funding boost in ‘Next Leap Forward’
    The hub will receive £28m from the UKRI’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to allow it to continue its research, build on existing relationships with industry, and develop new partnerships over the next five years. QuantIC brings together the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde and will ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsJuly 11, 2019
  • QuantIC at Laser World of Photonics 2019 – a wee wrap up
    The hub was at the world’s leading trade fair for photonics which took place in Munich from 24-27 June and showcased a number of new research technologies as well industrial partnership projects to highlight how joint academic-industry collaboration was leading to commercialisation of new imaging technologies. Exhibits included an automated ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsJuly 5, 2019
  • QuantIC’s Professor Robert Hadfield awarded James Joule medal
    Robert Hadfield, Professor of Photonics at the University of Glasgow, and QuantIC Co-investigator, has been named as the recipient of the Institute of Physics’ James Joule Medal for distinguished contributions to Applied Physics. The award, named in honour of the English physicist and mathematician, has been presented since 2008 to ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsJuly 2, 2019
  • Bringing the innovation process alive at Laser World of Photonics
    QuantIC will be at Laser World of Photonics in Munich from 24-27 June  and will presenting a number of demonstrators to highlight the Hub’s role in translating leading imaging research into innovative technology from initial idea to field testing, prototyping and commercialisation through industrial collaboration. The international trade fair for ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsJune 21, 2019
  • QuantIC to showcase industrial collaboration at key photonics industry events this summer
    QuantIC will be at Photonex Scotland and Laser World of Photonics next month and will bring  industrial collaboration to the forefront to highlight the Hub’s role in developing new imaging technologies as part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. Photonex Scotland, which takes place in Glasgow on 5 June ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsMay 16, 2019
  • QuantIC’s Professor Martin Dawson delivers keynote talk at ICDT 2019
    QuantIC’s Professor Martin Dawson at the University of Strathclyde delivered a Keynote talk on Micro-LED technology to an audience of 1200 attendees at the International Conference on Display Technology (ICDT) 2019. Held in Kunshun, China from 26-29 March, the ICDT is the only display technology conference held solely by the ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsApril 18, 2019
  • Comment on WP3 – Imaging with Squeezing by Could quantum technology help us live longer? | Talk Quantum – NPL
    […] Enhanced Imaging at the University of Glasgow, is developing new imaging techniques, such as imaging with squeezing that could transform biomedical […] ... read more
    Source: QuantIC – NewsMarch 28, 2019
Project Description

QuantIC is the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging and brings together more than 120 full time researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Warwick, Oxford and Strathclyde and over 30 industry partners in a collaborative venture to revolutionise imaging across industrial, scientific and consumer markets.

Established in December 2014, we are one of four quantum technology hubs that are part of the UK Government’s £270m National Quantum Technology Programme announced in November 2014 and are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) set up to exploit the potential of quantum science and develop a range of emerging technologies with the potential to benefit the UK.

Our vision is to pioneer a family of multidimensional cameras operating across a range of wavelengths, time- scales, length-scales, creating a new industrial landscape for imaging systems and their applications in the UK. Collaboration is at the centre of everything and we have a £4M Partnership Resource Fund designed to accelerate technology uptake by industry by supporting industry-led projects and two-way staff secondments. We also have a dedicated innovation space which has been funded by the Scottish Funding Council where companies can work alongside our researchers to develop new technology prototypes.

Project Details
  • Institute: UKNQT QuantIC
  • Founded: 2014
  • Capabilities: Imaging with correlation, imaging with timing, imaging with squeezing, sources and detectors
  • Home: quantic.ac.uk
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