UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

We are an interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, and computer scientists seeking to form a Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging.

Our Hub will link world-leading quantum technologists with global industry leaders to transform imaging in alignment with industry priorities and national/international economic and societal needs. Together we will pioneer imaging and sensing systems with breakthrough functionality by developing a family of quantum-enhanced multidimensional cameras operating across a range of wavelengths, timescales and length-scales. Innovations will include:
- imaging with the most minimal, or only infrared, illumination;
- imaging even where line of sight is blocked;
- imaging at wavelengths unachievable by any conventional camera technology;imaging gravity fields with unprecedented sensitivity; and
- imaging the microscopic world using quantum light.

Quantum Technologies applied to imaging will create cameras offering functionality that is currently not available, transforming a multitude of applications in defence, security, transport, energy, aerospace and the medical/life sciences.

We are the only proposed Hub to address the imaging need, and we have over 30 industry partners firmly committed to the aims of the Hub. These partners range from SMEs such as M-Squared Lasers through to multinationals including Thales, e2V and Selex, and consortia including the CENSIS innovation centre, Fraunhofer UK, the UK Astronomy Technology Centre and government bodies including DSTL and NPL.

We will support this industrial engagement and exploitation pipeline through a £4M Partnership Fund, managed by our business-led Opportunities Panel that will support jointly funded projects with industry. An additional £3M investment from the Scottish Funding Council will create innovation space within the Hub where companies can co-locate with the academic teams in refining demonstrator systems advancing their TRL to fully precompetitive prototypes.

We will gage with the UK's Science Centre Network creating a quantum technology exhibition targeted to interested adults with appeal to wider family audiences and school groups. The exhibit will create space for dialogue about the impact of quantum technologies on the way we live, work and communicate, giving the public an opportunity to feed back their views to the research team.
The key strength of this proposal is the combination of a broad-based, highly experienced university consortium with established industry relationships and the relevance of a programme concept shaped by the challenges facing our industry partners.

Planned Impact

Quantum enhanced imaging technologies will deliver economic and societal benefits in the areas of defence, security, medical imaging and energy. The main beneficiaries and expected impacts are:

- Security and defence sector
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is UK industry's biggest 'customer', with total expenditures to external suppliers in excess of £18Bn in 2012/13. The DSTL recently identified the MOD's priority needs for technology advances in defence-related areas such as quantum-enhanced Lidar, covert ranging, depth imaging and ghost imaging. This emphasises the commercial prospects for those industry partners who will be able to supply relevant applications based on the work of the Hub. Companies already working in these fields and also committed to the Hub include DSTL, Selex ES, Thales, e2V and Atomic Weapons Establishment.

- Biomedical and life sciences
Advances in medical imaging and microscopy will deliver huge economic and societal benefits to healthcare systems and users, and to commercial suppliers. While the journey from technology development to clinical benefits requires time and the negotiation of a complex landscape, the impacts delivered in this area will extend far beyond the cycle of this project. Biomedical researchers will be able to conduct in vitro and in vivo imaging at minimal light levels and previously inaccessible wavelengths, advancing scientific knowledge, while supplying companies will be able to opening the door to the global medical diagnostic market. The NHS (and its patients) will benefit diagnostically from the increased quality of imaging technology and economically from the reduced costs of this fundamental service. Our Hub is already engaged with a number of industry partners who could potentially exploit the results of its work in medical imaging, e.g.: Optos, Astra Zeneca, Toshiba Medical Visualisation System, GE Healthcare and Lein Applied Diagnostics.

- Scientific and industrial instrumentation
The Hub's technologydemonstrators will benefit a wide range of industrial partners in the photonics and imaging hardware sectors. Companies already identified as partners include: Chromacity, Coherent Scotland, UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Horiba Jobin Yvon IBH, STMicroelectronics, M-Squared Lasers, Cascade Technologies, Compound Semiconductor Technology, mLED, Malvern Instruments, ID Quantique, Renishaw, Andor Technology, Helia Photonics, Honeywell Hymatic and Kelvin Nanotechnology.

- Oil and gas sector through gravity imaging
Quantum enhanced optical readouts, combined with ultrasensitive low-frequency MEMS devices, will fill a long-standing gap in the oil and gas discovery market for low-cost, high-performance instruments with applications in hydrocarbon prospecting and environmental monitoring. The worldwide MEMS oil and gas market is estimated to reach US$2.65Bn by 2015. Companies in this sector who are already engaged with the Hub and will benefit from our technologies include Tullow Oil, BP Alternative Energy, Bridgeporth, Micro-G Lacoste, and Scintrex.

- New company creation
We expect the translation of quantum research to technology to create new opportunities for the commercialisation of disruptive technologies through new companies. Realising these opportunities will lead to various impacts including the attraction of capital investment, generation of highly innovative products and services, and creation of new jobs. Our history of new company creation includes; Qumet, commercialising event timing and photon counting measurement devices; Kelvin Nanotechnology, offering quantum fabrication services from JWNC; mLED, producing energy-efficient, high-intensity LEDs; and Intense, commercialising diode lasers based on Quantum Well technology.

- General public
The general public and school pupils will benefit from the Hub through our programme of public engagement and teaching resources supporting learning of quantum technologies in schools.

Publications

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Description During our third year of operation, we have continued to advance our technology offering in line with our targets. Our demonstrators have also attracted substantial industrial and user interest. QuantIC's technical programme is delivered through four interlinked work packages:

- Work Package 1: The focus of our third year within WP1 has been to further our industrial engagement and advance the technology readiness level of our demonstrators.

Working in collaboration with M Squared Lasers Ltd we are developing "GasSight", a camera that images invisible gasses. The success of the GasSight has led to additional funding from Innovate UK to improve the technical specifications of the demonstrator [G.M Gibson et al., Optics Express, 2998-3005 (2017)]. Single-pixel camera technology is also at the core of a low-cost "Single Pixel 3D Ranging Camera" demonstrator developed in partnership with Leonardo.

Moreover, the image reconstruction efforts in WP1 have played a major role in improving the performance of our cameras [L. Mertens et al., Scientific Reports, 42164 (2017)]. Theoretical efforts have resulted in new algorithms for image retrodiction, algorithms for search and recognition and an image security protocol.

- Work Package 2: The focus of our third year within WP2 has been to establish a number of demonstrator systems to support our industrial engagement.

The "hidden object tracker" has attracted considerable user interest and industrial traction. Working with Thales, on Partnership Resource projects, we have leveraged Centre for Defence Enterprise funding from DSTL to develop a prototype TRL5 eye safe system, which can detect people around a corner, with a stand-off distance of 100m from the corner. The technology is being miniaturised and is now being tested using a tripod mounted demonstrator [S. Chan et al., Opt. Express 25, 10109 (2017)]. The demonstrator has also gained interest from the automotive industry with JCC bowers now investing in a parallel project.

The "quantum state imager", has been benchmarked against the performance of existing camera technologies - electron multiplying (EMCCD) cameras and intensified cameras (ICCD) - to detect pair-wise photon events arising from quantum entanglement. As part of a CDE project co-funded by DSTL, and in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, QuantIC was invited to take system along to NATO White-Out Field Trials. An improved demonstrator was also exhibited at several major events in 2017.

The quantum range finder has also been progressing with the development of a high-efficiency correlated photon source, which will enable covert ranging using extremely low-light levels. The electronic has been designed and built as a self-contained 55x170x220 mm box, which has proved reliable in a laboratory environment.

The technology is being further developed for use in CO2 and methane detection with a demonstrator exhibited at several major events in 2017.

- Work Package 3: The focus of our third year within WP3 has been to establish a number of demonstrator systems to support our industrial engagement.

The "sub-shot noise imager" demonstrator has been progressed through the development of a high efficiency correlated source "Q-source", which is tuneable in the near-infrared. The Q-source has been developed in a self-contained and portable configuration and progress against the deliverable is on track. The source is mounted in a cage system and within a 30cmx60cm optical breadboard. It emits in the near-IR region and laser input and emitted photons are all fibre-coupled. Excluding detection efficiency, the heralding efficiency has been measured to be >70%. For imaging applications, we have demonstrated that the "Q-source" can achieve an absolute quantum advantage in absorption measurement over the cleanest classical sources of light [P. Moreau et al., Scientific Reports. 7, 6256 (2017)]. Moreover, this source opens up applications for spatial imaging and timing measurements such as range-finding (WP2) and spectroscopy (WP1).

We have also advanced the development of a laboratory prototype of the MEMS-based gravimeter, "wee-g" [R. Middlemiss et al., Nature, 2016]. Design of dedicated control electronics for a portable prototype suitable for field test is now complete and the demonstrator has attracted considerable user interest with industrially sponsored collaborations with DSTL, Clyde Space, QinetiQ and Schlumberger and a partnership resource project with Bridgeporth. The new prototype has undergone multiple field tests [R. Middlemiss et al., Sensors, 17(11), 2571 (2017)], some in collaboration with Bridgeporth. The team are now working with KNT and Optocap to miniaturise and package the wee-g for commercialisation.

To open up applications in bio-imaging, a highly "squeezed pulsed light source" suitable for pump-probe microscopy has been developed. While the generation of squeezing in femtosecond pulses is a challenging problem, we have inferred 2.0 dB of quantum noise suppression in laboratory measurements of the light source. The observed noise suppression is now sufficient to realise a prototype microscope operating at below the standard quantum limit, with an anticipated 10-20% improvement in sensitivity for a system detection efficiency of 60%. In parallel, theoretical efforts have focused on the formulation of a complete theory of quantum imaging, based on multi-parameter estimation theory. This multi-parameter approach will enable the imaging of entire samples rather than scanning across them.

Work Package 4: The focus of our third year within WP4 has been to establish a number of components to support the development of advanced demonstrators in the system's work packages of QuantIC.

We have designed new "CMOS SPAD arrays" with higher fill factor that will underpin improved performances of demonstrators in WP2. QuantIC has designed and manufactured two new CMOS SPAD camera chips in both front-side illuminated and stacked 3D technologies. "QuantiCAM 3" is adopting the most advanced CMOS technology node to-date. This new generation of smart single photon cameras is based on stacked CMOS manufacturing, in-pixel single photon histogramming and programmable time resolution (500ps-512ns/bin). The QuantIC SPAD has been integrated into a microscope demonstrator developed by Horiba and a market study was conducted to assess the key market areas for the potential use of new SPAD technology.

Our "superconducting detectors" have also progressed and a stable electron beam lithography process for device fabrication has been established. Four pixel devices suitable for fibre coupling have been benchmarked at low temperatures. QuantIC, working with the team at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), have constructed the world's first superconducting single photon detector system based around miniaturized 4 K closed-cycle cooling. The standalone demonstrator system, with an integrated fibre coupled SNSPD, is suitable for photon counting and imaging demonstrations.

The "micro-LED arrays" have been applied to a new LED ambient lighting demonstrator that allows objects to determine their position within a room and can be coupled with fast data transmission. Based on this technology, Clyde Space is working with QuantIC researchers to develop a low light level communications and positioning system that operates at the few-photon level, close to the quantum limit. This technology will allow constellations of satellites to identify their own position relative to other units and to communicate with each other, all at ultra-low power levels, and with form factors compatible with current CubeSat standards. QuantIC's LED emitter technology and single photon receivers crucially enable this performance. It also offers a high level of resilience against both DC and AC background noise. Transmitter and receiver are both conveniently interfaced with CMOS digital electronics.

We also made advances in our "single-pixel Ge-on-Si SPADS" with a 1000 fold reduction in surface trapped charge density [F. Perzoli et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 262103 (2016)]. This will extend the sensitivity of the SPADs into the near infrared up to 1.7microns. This offers a lower cost alternative to expensive InGaAs detectors and moreover offers easy integration with CMOS electronics. In particular it offers the potential to capitalize upon the existing multi billion pound investment in CMOS whilst developing sensors at both eyesafe and telecom wavelengths. QuantIC has already started a dialogue with a number of semiconductor multinationals who see the commercial opportunities for such devices.

Following demonstration of a single pixel, we have now developed arrays of "InSb APDs". Two sizes of array, namely 4x4 and 8x8, both with 400 µm pixel pitch, were fabricated and extensively tested. The latest 64x64 arrays, with reduced pixel pitch (110 µm) and increased fill factor, have been fabricated and are undergoing testing. Our monolithic mid-IR imaging technology can have disruptive potential for industry, by eliminating the need for flip-chip bonding to read-out integrated circuits (ROICs) and by allowing operation at room temperature. The group is now investigating in partnership with Compound Semiconductor Technologies (CST) Global Ltd, and Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) Ltd the potential of the technology to deliver arrays of avalanche photodetectors (APDs) and SPADs in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) and MIR spectral range that would constitute a unique asset for quantum applications. Together they have been awarded an Innovate UK Grant under its "Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies 3 Competition." Plasmonic filters for applications in imaging, spectroscopy and telecommunications have been demonstrated at 1610nm.
Exploitation Route QuantIC's vision, shaped in collaboration with industry partners, is to pioneer a family of multidimensional cameras operating across a range of wavelengths, time-scales and length-scales, creating a new industrial landscape for imaging systems and their applications in the UK. QuantIC's approach to user engagement and innovation includes a strategy aimed at exploring with industry the potential for quantum technologies to improve products and processes in the imaging sector.

Over the past three years, QuantIC has engaged with over 100 companies and held over 70 industry visits involving bluechip companies and SMEs. As a result, we have invested a total £3.6M in 32 industry-led projects aimed at translating technology into market, leveraging £2.3M of industrial contribution. In year 3 we awarded £205K to support 4 industrially-led studentships and leveraged £108k of industrial support. This brings the total industrial studentship contribution to £481K with £493K leveraged for 12 studentships. Companies co-sponsoring studentships with QuantIC are Photon Force, Amazon, Clydespace, M Squared Lasers, Qioptiq, QinetiQ, Schlumberger and STMicroelectronics. We have reported details of these in the impact and partnership sections of this submission.

Industrial representation is at the core of our management structure. The Market Opportunities Panel, comprising 18 industrial partners, directs the strategic investment of the Partnership Resource Fund (PRF). The PRF has been designed as a flexible and responsive tool to support the translation of QuantIC's research outcomes into industrial applications and commercial opportunities. In addition to feasibility studies and technology development projects, QuantIC's PRF also supports the secondment of staff to aid knowledge exchange between academia and industry.

In addition, QuantIC researchers have secured funding for innovation projects from InnovateUK, Center for Defence Enterprise and CENSIS in collaboration with the National Physics Laboratory, Thales and Clyde Space Ltd respectively. Additionally QuantIC has worked together with InnovateUK to maximise the impact of our Partnership Resource Fund. This is a very exciting opportunity for QuantIC to enable projects requiring considerable amount of funding to be awarded to our industry partners.
Over the past three years we have also actively engaged with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), CENSIS and DSTL to expand our industrial network.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy,Other

URL https://quantic.ac.uk
 
Description Quantum theory was one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of the 20th Century and has led to the development of some of today's most widely used and lucrative technologies, for example the laser and the semiconductor. Quantum technology is currently the focus for $4bn of strategic investment by many of the world's leading economies, aimed at creating new industries in communications, computing, sensing, navigation and imaging. The UK government and its innovation agencies have made a £350M investment in the UK National Quantum Technology Programme (UKQTP), which has led to establishment of four Quantum Technology Hubs in the UK. The unique strength of the UKQTP is the integration of academia, industry and government agencies into a single programme. This novel approach is delivering innovative prototype technologies to users and has generated an unprecedented level of industrial and user participation. Over the past three years, QuantIC has engaged with over 100 companies and held over 70 industry visits involving bluechip companies and SMEs. As a result, we have invested a total £3.6M in 32 industry-led projects aimed at translating technology into market, leveraging £2.3M of industrial contribution. In year 3 we awarded £205K to support 4 industrially-led studentships and leveraged £108k of industrial support. This brings the total industrial studentship contribution to £481K with £493K leveraged for 12 studentships. Companies co-sponsoring studentships with QuantIC are Photon Force, Amazon, Clydespace, M Squared Lasers, Qioptiq, QinetiQ, Schlumberger and STMicroelectronics. QuantIC has also established a purpose-built Innovation Space where companies can work alongside university researchers to develop new technology prototypes. Located at the University of Glasgow, the QuantIC Innovation Space offers 200sqm of laboratory and office space to start-ups, SMEs and companies to support the development of the next generation of quantum technologies. Chromacity, a start up from Heriot Watt University, used laboratory space in the Innovation Space to work on a joint project with QuantIC. This project was the first to use Chromacity's novel laser system and enabled the company to accelerate showcasing their products and secure new international sales. Bridgeporth is an exploration services company, which undertakes geophysical gravity surveys to identify resources, primarily oil and gas. Bridgeporth has utilised the Innovation Space to work with QuantIC on the comparative field testing of our novel compact MEMS gravimeter. DSTL have also utilised the Innovation Space to work collaboratively and were able to demonstrate a stand-off Raman system operating at a range of 2.7 m that was able to automatically identify (in real-time) a range of liquids including chemical weapon simulants and discriminate between and estimate concentrations of two component mixtures. The space is also host to Pyxl, a new start-up which is using both lab and office space in developing a fully-integrated laser microscope system which combines quantum technology both in the creation and detection of light.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Economic

 
Description Co-author of UK Gov. Blackett Review on Quantum Technologies
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564946/gs-16-18-quantum-te...
 
Description Contribution to the UK quantum technology landscape by Animesh Datta, Gerald Buller, Miles Padgett
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description EPSRC Quantum Technologies Public Dialogue
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Ian Walmsley, Member EU Quantum Technologies Flagship Expert Steering Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Ian Walmsley, Member K Quantum Technologies Strategic Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Submission to Connected Nation: Thriving in a Digital World by M.D. Dawson, I.M. Watson, E. Gu
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/connectednation/
 
Description Active matrix single-photon technologies on GaAs
Amount £320,272 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R019665/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description CDE Funded Contract: What's inside that building?
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CDE40573 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Department Centre for Defence Enterprise
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CDE Funded Contract: What's inside that building? Phase 2 : Seeing inside buildings with single photon technology
Amount £167,937 (GBP)
Funding ID ACC500080 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Department Centre for Defence Enterprise
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description CENSIS EngD
Amount £68,972 (GBP)
Organisation Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems CENSIS 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description Clyde Space contribution towards EngD
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Clyde Space 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Description DSTL Contract - Wee-g Drone
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Development of wide-field TCSPC fluorescence microscopy for cell membrane studies
Amount £322,882 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R004226/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description EPSRC Early Career Fellowship
Amount £1,184,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M024385/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2020
 
Description EPSRC Established Career Fellowship
Amount £1,606,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M024458/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2020
 
Description EPSRC Fellowship
Amount £1,418,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N003446/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2020
 
Description EPSRC Fellowship
Amount £1,513,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N003225/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2020
 
Description EPSRC IRC
Amount £3,852,992 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R005257/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description EPSRC Impact Accelerator Award : laser safety eyewear prototype
Amount £1,013 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description European Space Agency standard study
Amount € 30,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 05/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description FET-Open research and innovation actions
Amount € 737,271 (EUR)
Funding ID 211688 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description H2020 FET OPEN New Tools for Terrain Gravimetry
Amount € 3,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2018 
 
Description Imaging through obscurants using single-photon & few-photon approaches in the short wave infrared P2
Amount £333,200 (GBP)
Funding ID ACCC50101 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Innovate UK Collaborative R&D
Amount £56,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 101773 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description Innovate UK Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies 4
Amount £198,903 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Innovate UK Digital Single Photon Sensors to Enable a Step change in Civil Radiation Detection
Amount £270,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 103984 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description Innovate UK Feasibility Study
Amount £13,178 (GBP)
Funding ID 133082 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Innovate UK QT Feasibility Study Year 1
Amount £39,490 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M508330/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description Innovate UK QT Feasibility Study Year 2
Amount £36,937 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Marie Curie Fellowship
Amount £158,183 (GBP)
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description PEER Funding Award
Amount £4,825 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 05/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Polarisation Entangled Photon Emitter
Amount £143,628 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R043299/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Route To Impact 17/18 Funding Machine independent control and communications using structured illumination visible light communications
Amount £17,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Strathclyde 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description STFC Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Title A miniaturized 4 K platform for superconducting infrared photon counting detectors 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Improving the signal-to-noise ratio of single-pixel imaging using digital microscanning 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Non-diffractive computational ghost imaging 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Polarisation structuring of broadband light 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Real-time imaging of methane gas leaks using a single-pixel camera 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Single-pixel three-dimensional imaging with time-based depth resolution 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title The transition from a coherent optical vortex to a Rankine vortex: beam contrast dependence on topological charge 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Video recording true single-photon double-slit interference 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description A vacuum packaged MEMs gravimeter 
Organisation Kelvin Nanotechnology Limited
PI Contribution This project is to develop a robust and repeatable manufacturing process for the MEMs sensor in the Glasgow University Gravimeter Wee-g. This is an essential step if Wee-g is to be successfully commercialized. The project will also deliver 40 MEMs sensors with metal electrodes for capacitive sensing/feedback control ready for vacuum packaging.
Collaborator Contribution Wee-g relies on a MEMs sensor, which has been manufactured in the James Watt Nano Fabrication Centre (JWNC) at Glasgow University. All experience and detailed knowledge of the manufacturing of these devices currently resides in one researcher, Richard Middlemiss. This project will involve seconding Richard to Kelvin Nanotechnology, a specialist nanofabrication company, for knowledge transfer and support in developing the optimized robust and repeatable process in the JWNC.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Development of ultrafast lasers in biomedical multiphoton applications 
Organisation Chromacity Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will investigate the feasibility of using low cost Chromacity spark laser systems as a new source for 2-photon microscopy
Collaborator Contribution Chromacity will install a high-average power, fixed wavelength Spark lasers systems and integrate it with a 2-photon microscope which will lead to the study of a series to cardiac tissue samples to understand the benefits of the Spark when compared against standard laser systems.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Field trial of SPAD array sensors for depth ranging in scattering media 
Organisation Lockheed Martin
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Lockheed Martin in collaboration with Sikorsky Aircraft have invited the Experimental Quantum Optics team at Heriot-Watt University to the NATO field trials at the Swiss Army's Alpnach Air Base test facility. The aim of the field trial is to assess the potential of single-photon avalanche detector (SPAD) arrays for visualization in degraded environments. The team from HW will be bringing two different laser ranging systems to test at the facility. We will testing a single-point IR system operating at 1530 nm and a SPAD array system operating at 640 nm. This field trial complements the existing DSTL project on "Seeing through the clouds". The results of this field trial will be included in the final DSTL report. The test are planned for the week beginning the 20th February 2017 and will run for one week. The field trials are intended to test single-photon counting technologies in the white-out scenario produced by a helicopter.
Collaborator Contribution Lockheed Martin has a significant interest in the development and use of single-photon avalanche detector (SPAD) arrays for visualization in degraded environments. SPAD arrays offer two significant advantages over current imaging technologies: first, they offer unprecedented singlephoton sensitivity, and second, they can be activated for very short periods of time such that photons are detected at precise times. These two features enable SPAD array sensors to provide range information about the object that it is imaging in very low light-level scenarios.
Impact The results of the trial will be used to inform future collaborative efforts between LM and HWU to develop the SPAD array sensor technology to a high technology readiness level.
Start Year 2018
 
Description High speed, visible light sources for computational stereo imaging 
Organisation Aralia Systems Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will investigate the feasibility of employing a visible light system using technology created under the QuantIC programme for covert automated video surveillance.
Collaborator Contribution If the project proves successful Aralia and the University of Strathclyde would propose to develop the system towards a real-world demonstrator system en-route to commercial exploitation.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Imaging Plasmonic Polarimetry for Bio-Macromolecular Structural Sensing 
Organisation Horiba
Department Horiba Jobin Yvon IBH Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will investigate the feasibility of commercial exploitation of a new spectroscopic imaging technique, Plasmonic Polarimetry, as a tool to detect structural changes in proteins.
Collaborator Contribution The project will be overseen by Horiba Scientific
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Low-Light level infrared LIDAR using electron multiplying semiconductor detectors 
Organisation Leonardo MW Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The use of single photon time-of-flight LIDAR has recently emerged as a key candidate technology for both free-space and underwater depth imaging. This project will determine the technical and commercial feasibility of using InAs avalanche photodiode detectors in short-wave infrared low-light level LIDAR systems.
Collaborator Contribution Leonardo will provide both top-level systems and end user advice, but can also provide manufacturing advice from its CMT foundry.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mosaic Filters for manufacturable multispectral imaging 
Organisation Leonardo MW Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Alongside partners Heriot-Watt University and Helia Photonics Ltd, a four-colour mosaic filter has been successfully developed during a phase 1 projects. In this next stage of the development it is proposed to determine the feasibility to use Heriot-Watts flip-chip bonding capabilities to develop the technique to align and mount mosaic filters onto Geiger-mode focal plane arrays (Gm-FPA). This will demonstrate a vital stage in the manufacture of integrated filter array/FPA components.
Collaborator Contribution these integrated components will be available to support computational imaging approaches to low-light level, sparse data sets in emerging quantum imaging applications and matrix completion algorithms which Leonard is also developing in a collaboration project.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multiplexed time-correlated single-photon timing fluorescence systems. 
Organisation Horiba
Department Horiba Jobin Yvon IBH Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project concerns collaboration in fluorescence between Glasgow-based Horiba Jobin Yvon IBH Ltd, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh. The phenomenon of fluorescence provides a multidimensional signature of a molecule and is widely used for analysis and research across the globe.
Collaborator Contribution Assessing the feasibility of adding multiplexed (simultaneous) imaging detection systems, currently under development within the Quantic programme, to Horiba's range of instruments in order to speed up measurements and thereby open-up new applications, for example in the study of transient species.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Novel approach to seeing around corners 
Organisation Thales Group
Department Thales Optronics Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This feasibility study aims to further the understanding of the design criteria for a novel imaging system which can be used to detect and determine the source of motion around corners.
Collaborator Contribution Thales, the global Aerospace, Space and Defence, Security, and Transportation group has identified this technology as potentially offering a competitive advantage in the defence, security and transportation sectors.
Impact A successful demonstration, identifying motion around a corner at more than 5m distance, of this early stage protoype will form the basis of a phase two project to further develop a robust field demonstrator.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Optimisation of cones for generation of vortex beams and radial polarisation states. 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project aims to take a recent research development in the production of structured polarisation sources from the University of Glasgow and working together with Gooch and Housego, determine the feasibility of developing the technology towards marketable devices.
Collaborator Contribution The combination of the manufacture, optical coatings and material knowledge of Gooch and Housego with the academic knowledge at GU will lead to significantly rapid development from TRL 2 to TRL 6.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Phase 2: Gas Imager 
Organisation M Squared Lasers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The ability to visualize gases has applications in industrial and environmental monitoring settings relevant to production and utility companies. In QuantIC phase 1 we investigated the feasibility of a new IR imaging technology, a Single-Pixel Camera (SPC), for detecting gas leaks. A prototype was developed at Glasgow University that can successfully detect a small, real-time gas leak of 0.5 litres/min in a laboratory setting.
Collaborator Contribution Broaden the SPCs applicability to a range of global markets by enabling the SPC to detect a wider range of gases over longer distances and in difficult and realistic environments.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Phase 2: Integrated imaging, navigation and data systems for autonomous mobile agents 
Organisation Aralia Systems Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This Phase II project will take the TRL4 lab demonstrator developed in Phase I to TRL6 and incorporate multiple functions within the same system.
Collaborator Contribution Aralia Systems Ltd, a UK SME, have developed a photometric stereo concept that allows reconstruction of the topology of a scene and greatly improves the automated image analysis task. Current offerings rely on the use of infrared laser sources and cameras, increasing system cost and compromising covert operation. The prototype TRL4 system developed by the University of Strathclyde and Aralia
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Phase 2: Looking inside buildings, Phase II Tracker 
Organisation Thales Group
Department Thales UK Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The main objective of this project is to further develop this technology in collaboration with Thales with the final aim of providing a TRL 6 device
Collaborator Contribution The project will be directed by Thales and supported by Professor Daniele Faccio's group at Heriot Watt University.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Phase 2: MUX-TCSPC: Detection of cancer biomarkers 
Organisation Horiba
Department Horiba Jobin Yvon IBH Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project builds on the success of a Phase 1 QuantIC feasibility project aimed at assessing the performance of multiplexed time-correlated single-photon timing (MUX-TCSPC) detection technology on the Horiba range of fluorescence instrumentation.
Collaborator Contribution Horiba are the world-leaders in fluorescence instrumentation and the project will open-up new commercial opportunities by laying the foundation for satisfying a critical and currently unmet need in healthcare, which has the potential for global benefit.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Phase 2: Nanostructured Ultra-thin lenses 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Design, fabricate and assess UTL for use in compact imaging optics
Collaborator Contribution The end-user requirements and applications for these lenses will be specified by Leonardo, Gooch & Housego and UK ATC.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Phase 2: Nanostructured Ultra-thin lenses 
Organisation Leonardo MW Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Design, fabricate and assess UTL for use in compact imaging optics
Collaborator Contribution The end-user requirements and applications for these lenses will be specified by Leonardo, Gooch & Housego and UK ATC.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Phase 2: Nanostructured Ultra-thin lenses 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, fabricate and assess UTL for use in compact imaging optics
Collaborator Contribution The end-user requirements and applications for these lenses will be specified by Leonardo, Gooch & Housego and UK ATC.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Proof of Concept Demonstration of a Novel Timepix 3 ASIC/CdZnTe Imaging Assembly to enable 3D Reconstruction of Gamma Ray Environments 
Organisation Kromek Group plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The objective of this six month project will be to investigate the feasibility of integrating CdZnTe with Timepix 3 and through the development of new imaging algorithms obtain suitable imaging performance that can be exploited within a new range of gamma ray imaging instrumentation initially.
Collaborator Contribution Kromek is a radiation detector research, development and manufacturing SME based in the UK, whose entire business is in quantum detection, having 13 years experience of operating in three market sectors: nuclear (both civil and homeland security), medical and security screening. The organisation supplies to OEM customers and directly into the marketplace as well as offering a custom development service. Both CdTe and CdZnTe semiconductor materials are manufactured at the UK facility and allow the generation of x-ray and gamma ray imaging systems when integrated with suitable silicon ASIC readout technology. Kromek currently integrates CdZnTe with a variety of imaging ASICs. The project will be managed by Kromek.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description QuantIC Industrial Studentships 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Student supervision
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow University EPSRC DTP allocation
Impact Recruitment of 8 PhD students
Start Year 2016
 
Description SPADnet2 Sensor Characterisation 
Organisation ST Microelectronics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The aim is to perform electro-optic characterization of a single photon sensor for Positron Emission Tomography emerging from an FP7 European project with the purpose of delivering a technical datasheet to allow the sensor to be marketed at upcoming nuclear science trade shows. We will measure device characteristics of SPADnet2 such as dark count rate, photon detection efficiency, pixel uniformity, time-resolution, power consumption. We will prepare a SPADnet2 marketing flyer containing this technical information.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership fund is intended to allow translation of research outcomes into industrial applications and commercial opportunities. This is exactly the purpose for which we intend the funding i.e. to perform knowledge transfer of a photonic quantum sensor from the design phase within collaborative University research towards the next step of commercialization and dissemination.
Impact Electro-optic characterization of a single photon sensor for Positron Emission Tomography emerging from an FP7 European project were performed. A technical data sheet was produced to allow the sensor to be marketed at upcoming nuclear science trade shows.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Studentship: Computational Thermal Imaging 
Organisation Qioptiq Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution to research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Studentship: Deep body imaging and tomography using single photon cameras 
Organisation Photon Force Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution towards research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Studentship: Development of innovative superconducting electronics for multiplexing quantum sensors arrays 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution to research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Studentship: Feasibility of a Quantum Radar 
Organisation Qinetiq
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution towards research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Studentship: Gas sight 
Organisation M Squared Lasers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution to research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Studentship: Improving the Robustness and Sensitivity of MEMS gravimeters/accelerometers 
Organisation Schlumberger Limited
Department Schlumberger Cambridge Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution to research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Studentship: MEMS gravimeters for Underwater Applications 
Organisation Qinetiq
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution towards research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Studentship: Machine learning and quantum technology Imaging applications with Amazon 
Organisation Amazon.com
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial Contribution to Research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Studentship: Reconfigurable Time-of-flight 3D Ranging using SPADs + FPGA-based Time-to-Digital Converter Arrays 
Organisation ST Microelectronics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Student Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution for research and student supervision
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description The evaluation of digital SPAD imaging arrays to scintillator based radiation detectors 
Organisation Kromek Group plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution we will investigate the feasibility of using digital SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) technology developed at University of Edinburgh across a wide range of radiation detection requirements.
Collaborator Contribution Kromek has a long-standing relationship with the University of York, who have extensive experience and facilities for characterization of radiation detectors. The technology used in the Secure the Cities Program initially came from some joint work carried out between the two parties, which has led to the delivery of 12,000 devices by Kromek this year, with a value of over $5M. As the programme develops, it is forecast the detector requirement will increase by an order of magnitude in the coming years. This project will see a collaboration between Kromek, Edinburgh and York with the aim of seeding a process which will see a similar accelerated commercialization path for digital SPAD technology
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description Titanium Nitride Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Terahertz Imaging 
Organisation QMC Instruments Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Terahertz (THz) imaging is an important sensing capability for civil, security and defence applications. QMCI supported by Cardiff and Glasgow Universities aim to evaluate a new type of detector that will operate at higher temperatures and with increased optical bandwidth.
Collaborator Contribution Simplify and removes cost from the instruments and makes the detector arrays suitable for a broader range of imaging applications. This project will lay the foundation for a complete supply chain for this technology within the UK.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description UVA Mounted Terahertz imager development 
Organisation Lockheed Martin
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project explores the feasibility of developing a CMOS based, low cost and easy to manufacture, terahertz imager to be mounted on a micro Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for the measurement of plant characteristics such as water content.Glasgow University has already developed a sensor which has been shown to operate at terahertz frequencies.
Collaborator Contribution Development and testing at TRL 2.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description Wee-g: Field testing a miniaturised MEMS gravimeter 
Organisation Bridgeporth Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will aim at developing an early stage mobile prototype of the MEMS gravimeter which currently exists as a laboratory prototype at TRL level 3. This will be achieved by developing dedicated control/readout electronics.
Collaborator Contribution Re- packaging the sensor for field tests. The sensor will be field tested and compared against an industry standard gravimeter on either an exploration project or against a known gravitational anomaly.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Description customised high-speed histogramming hardware from Horiba Scientific UK 
Organisation Horiba
Department Horiba Scientific
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Will enable greater than 10x improvement to data acquisition rates from a single photon sensitive detector employed in a real-time 3D single-pixel video camera prototype.
Collaborator Contribution After arranging several technical meetings with Horiba Scientific, which is a locally based world leading manufacturer of high-end histogramming electronics, we have determined that these limitations can be overcome utilising modified Horiba hardware and firmware. Horiba has confirmed that they are able to develop new firmware and customise their existing electronics in order to meet our requirements.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016
 
Title MEASUREMENT OF ACCELERATION 
Description An acceleration measuring device is disclosed, for use as a gravimeter or gradiometer for example. The device has a support and a proof mass, connected to each other by at flexures allowing displacement of the proof mass relative to the support. The support defines a space for displacement of the proof mass. The device is configured so that the modulus of the gradient of the force-displacement curve of the proof mass decreases with increasing displacement, for at least part of the force-displacement curve. This is the so-called anti-spring effect. The resonant frequency of oscillation of the proof mass is determined at least in part by the orientation of the device relative to the direction of the force due to gravity. The proof mass is capable of oscillating with a resonant frequency of 10 Hz or less. The proof mass has a mass of less than 1 gram. 
IP Reference WO2016030435 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact N/A
 
Title Method of analysing molecular properties and spectrometer for the same 
Description Please see the URL link 
IP Reference GB1519681.9 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Pixel circuit with capacitor discharge indicative of number of events 
Description Please see URL link 
IP Reference US 9313434 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Pixel circuit with controlled capacitor discharge time of flight measurement 
Description Please see URL link 
IP Reference US 9171985 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Single photon avalanche diode for CMOS circuits 
Description Please see URL link 
IP Reference US 9178100 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Spectroscopy Apparatus and Method 
Description Please see URL Link 
IP Reference 14/789162 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact N/A
 
Title TERAHERTZ RADIATION DETECTOR, FOCAL PLANE ARRAY INCORPORATING TERAHERTZ DETECTOR, MULTISPECTRAL METAMATERIAL ABSORBER, AND COMBINED OPTICAL FILTER AND TERAHERTZ ABSORBER 
Description The invention provides a detector (10) comprising a metamaterial absorber (14, 16, 18) and a micro-bolometer (22) arranged to detect terahertz (THz) radiation. The metamaterial absorber can absorb multiple frequency bands, from the infrared and the THz regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The detector is scalable to be suitable for use in a focal plane array. The invention also provides a hybrid of a plasmonic filter, e.g. for optical radiation, and a metamaterial absorber for terahertz (and/or infrared) radiation, to create a single material capable of absorbing narrow band terahertz radiation and filtering radiation in another part of the spectrum, e.g. optical radiation. Such material has great potential in future imaging technology where hybridisation can maximise the spectral information density of an optical system. 
IP Reference WO2014083326 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact N/A
 
Title Time to digital converter and applications thereof 
Description Please see URL link 
IP Reference US 20150041625 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Viewing and Tracking of Hidden Objects in a Scene 
Description Please see the URL link 
IP Reference GB1418731.4 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Description "New camera created by Edinburgh scientists could allow motorists to see around blind corners" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: The National, December 6 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thenational.scot/news/14900784.New_camera_created_by_Edinburgh_scientists_could_allow_mot...
 
Description "Camera that sees around corners using scattered laser light could aid rescue teams and motorists" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: The Irish Examiner, 7 December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/camera-that-sees-around-corners-using-scattered-laser-light-could...
 
Description "Efforts to see around corners get a boost from better detectors" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: The Economist, December 12, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21679769-efforts-see-around-corners-get-boost-b...
 
Description "Electron Diffraction Tube" and "Quantum Tunnelling in Radioactive Decay" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact "Electron Diffraction Tube" and "Quantum Tunnelling in Radioactive Decay" teaching resource films produced with Scottish, Schools, Education, Research, Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "Imaging the future with QuantIC" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC have produced an "Imaging the future with QuantIC" film
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "Kamera meldet auch Bewegung "um die Ecke" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: Die Welt (German), 8 December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article149734724/Kamera-meldet-auch-Bewegung-um-die-Ecke.html
 
Description "Key role for universities in science hubs" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC's Launch received substantial news coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30211003
 
Description "Laser camera can track hidden moving objects around corners" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: New Scientist, december 7, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28628-laser-camera-can-track-hidden-moving-objects-around-cor...
 
Description "Laser camera sees around blind corners" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: The Times, 7 December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/laser-camera-sees-around-blind-corners-gzzwjd5tn2v
 
Description "Laser flight path caught on camera for the first time" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of Professor Daniele Faccio's work on "light in flight"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26861-laser-flight-path-caught-on-camera-for-the-first-time/
 
Description "New gravimeter-on-a-chip is tiny yet extremely sensitive" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: Physics World, March 30, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/mar/30/new-gravimeter-on-a-chip-is-tiny-yet-extremely-...
 
Description "Now that's a smartphone! 'Wee-g' technology found in mobiles can be used to measure tiny changes in Earth's gravity" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: The Daily Mail, 1 April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3515805/Now-s-smartphone-Wee-g-technology-mobiles-use...
 
Description "Physicists find a new way to slow the speed of light" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Slow light paper from Professor Miles Padgett group attracted considerable PR coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://phys.org/news/2015-01-physicists-air.html
 
Description "Pupils step into the future" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage for the launch of Making the Invisible launch at Glasgow Science Centre - The Evening TImes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Scientists slow the speed of light" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Slow Light paper from Professor Miles Padgett group attracted considerable PR coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30944584
 
Description "See around Corners" CNN Expansion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: CNN Expansion (Spanish), December 7 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "See around corners" Daily Plante 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: Daily Planet (Discovery Channel Canada), December 8 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "See around corners" PressReader 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: PressReader, 7 December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "See around corners" STV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: STV News at Six (Edinburgh), December 7 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Shapely photons break rules to fly slower than light" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Slow light paper from Professor Miles Padgett group attracted considerable PR coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26837-shapely-photons-break-rules-to-fly-slower-than-light/
 
Description "Shaping Light" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Miles Padgett was the subject of a news feature celebrating the UNESCO year of light in Nature titled "Shaping Light".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Small, cheap gravity gadget to peer underground" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: BBC News 30 March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
 
Description "Smartphone MEMs adapted to create affordable gravimeters" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: The Engineer, 31 March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theengineer.co.uk/smartphone-mems-adapted-to-create-affordable-gravimeters/
 
Description "Super camera 'may help rescue teams see around corners'" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the "see around corners" publication in Nature Photonics: The Scotsman, 7 December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/super-camera-may-help-rescue-teams-see-around-corners-1-39681...
 
Description "Watch the first ever video of a laser beam traveling through the air: Camera captures light using 20 BILLION frames per second" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of Professor Daniele Faccio's work on "light in flight"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2928969/Watch-video-laser-beam-traveling-air-Camera-c...
 
Description "Young's Double Slit Experiment explained" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Young's Double Slit Experiment explained" teaching resource film produced with Glasgow Science Centre with R. Aspden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "£27m quantum research centre to open in Glasgow" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC's Launch received substantial news coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scotsman.com/business/companies/tech/27m-quantum-research-centre-to-open-in-glasgow-1-369...
 
Description 3rd Defence and Security Quantum Technology Community Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Not long after its official launch, QuantIC co-hosted the 3rd Defence and Security Quantum Technology Community Meeting with dstl which was held in Glasgow on 12 March 2015.

Over 120 people attended the meeting, which was set up to build and sustain a QT community from academia, industry, funders and end users. The meeting provided an opportunity to view some of QuantIC's technology demonstrators as well as updates on dstl's current quantum enabled sensors programme. A key highlight of the day's proceedings was a presentation on the UK's Quantum Technology Roadmap by Innovate UK and how the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme would lead to wealth creation in the UK through the links with UK academia and industry. Some recommendations to establish stronger links were presented and included knowledge transfer partnerships, joint conferences and site and facility sharing. It was good to know that QuantIC was already implementing some of these recommendations!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 3rd UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Organised Event: 3rd UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase, London, November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Adjacent Government journal Profile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A profile of QuantIC was featured in the Adjacent Government journal which "produces compelling and informative products for a wide audience."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.adjacentopenaccess.org/research-science-innovation-news/imaging-future/28185/
 
Description Art Exhibition - Edinburgh Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Daniel Faccio - Art Exhibition at Summerhall-Edinburgh in collaboration with artist Lily Hibberd, Edinburgh Science Festival 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Art Installation at Creative Reactions Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr M.P. Edgar worked with artist Marta Fuster to develop art installation at Creative Reactions Exhibition in May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BSF Award Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Richard Middlemiss attended BSF Award Lecture in September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bristol Bright Night 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bristol PhD student Rebecca Whittaker with the Bristol Optical Student Society took part in Bristol Bright Night with a stand on "Communicating with Light", speaking to school children and adults. Rebecca was interviewed at the event, with the interview and footage of the stand appearing on Made in Bristol TV channel. Bristol Bright Night is collaboration between University of Bristol, University of the West of England and Bristol Natural History Consortium (BNHC), as part of the prestigious Europe-wide Researchers' Night initiative. Events included street theatre displays on sustainability, bite sized talks and a researchers' fair with stalls from academics across disciplines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bristol-bright-night/
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact J.G. Rarity and J.C.F Matthews - design and presentation at Cheltenham Science Festival 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Demonstrated at TEDx Glasgow 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor David Cumming presented the demo "Cameras for super-human vision" showcasing the reserach of the Microsystem Technology Group both in the field of plasmonics and mid-IR imaging at TEDx, Glasgow, June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EPSRC Council Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised event: EPSRC Council Visit to the QuantIC Innovation Space in Glasgow in July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Researchers Night (Explorathon) 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact V. Pusino presented the demo "Cameras for super-human vision" showcasing the research of the Microsystem Technology Group on mid-infrared imagers by showing CO2 imaging, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibited at Adastral Park Cluster Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in the Business Opportunities in Quantum Technologies Industry Engagement Event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.quantumcommshub.net/news/new-quantum-technologies-markets-are-the-focus-of-major-event-a...
 
Description Exhibition at Photonics West 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Various Academics from QuantIC exhibited at Photonics West, San Francisco, USA in February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Explorathon'15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Funded by the European Commission, Explorathon is an annual event which gives the public an opportunity to meet academics and engage with them on their research and find out how it benefits society in an interactive and engaging ways.

QuantIC was excited to be involved this year and our researchers were at Edinburgh Zoo, Glasgow Riverside Museum and the Glasgow Science Centre. We had the opportunity to present our research to more than a thousand people over the course of the event.

Explorathon first timer Johannes Herrnsdorf from the University of Strathclyde, who presented his work on LED Illumination said, "I got the most interest from the parents of the kids (especially from the dads) and it was good to showcase some actual research out of the lab." Johannes' research focuses on LED illumination capable of projecting patterns and sending information at such fast speed they are undetectable to the human eye. These patterns can be used by sensing devices to determine their position accurately within an environment and the information can be used to undertake tasks.

Other research projects included visualising light in light, seeing behind paint with a single pixel camera and the modelling of the human face in three-dimensions. About 175 people volunteered to have their faces taken in 3D, with the images becoming useful data in computer vision, statistical and mathematical techniques required to model facial shape for medical and biological applications.

Researchers also found Explorathon a good networking opportunity to discuss ideas and collaboration. QuantIC's Richard Middlemiss from University of Glasgow said, "We had about 200 people visit our stand and we even spoke to researchers from the Engineering department who make drones, since we hope one day to fly our gravimeters on one of these and it was a useful conversation to have."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Explorathon'16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC's researchers were on hand to showcase some of the developments on their work to the public where they were "making the invisible visible". Proceedings kicked off with one of our researchers giving a talk on chirality at the Science Show Theatre which saw over 120 people attending to understand more about chiral rotational spectroscopy and how it could be useful in the analysis of molecules.
Explorathon 16: QuantIC exhibited
"Creative Cameras" - D. Philips, R. Hay, Toninelli
"Seeing the invisible in the mid-infrared" - V. Pusino
"Mirrors, chirality and Stegosaurus" - R.Cameron (Talk)
"Wee-g in a lift" - R. Middlemiss
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://quantic.ac.uk/making-the-invisible-visible-at-explorathon-16/
 
Description Festival of Nature 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact E. Allen designed, build and presented at Bristol's Festival of Nature 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Genevieve Gariepy interview BBC4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Genevieve Gariepy - (PhD) student with Daniele Faccio: interviewed by Quentin Cooper for BBC4 Material World Radio programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Agent Photon and the amazing quantum quest" - consisting of theatrical presentation, QuantIC demonstrators, formal lecture and industry careers talk, with M. Edgar, R. Aspden, P. Morris. R. Hay, V. Pusino, S. Bramsiepe, R. Middlemiss, W. Roga, J. Herrnsdorf, P.Chua, K.Walker, C. Hamilton (M Squared Lasers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://glasgowsciencefestival.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/quantum-physics-vs-zombies/
 
Description Ian Walmsley Public Lecture QuantumUK 2016 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Ian Walmsley gave a talk entitled "Quantum Technologies using Light and Atoms" at the QuantumUK 2016 Conference, Birmingham, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.quantumsensors.org/news/university-birmingham-hosts-quantum-uk-2016-conference/
 
Description Illuminations: International Year of Light Closing Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2015 had been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Light to celebrate and highlight the importance of light and optical based technologies as it marked a large number of anniversaries of significant discoveries, including Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light and Einstein's theory of general relativity. Given the Hub's research focus on quantum enhanced imaging, QuantIC was delighted to be invited to exhibit at Illuminations, the closing event for the International Year of Light in Scotland.

Over 900 people attended the event, of which more than half were school children, who were treated to light shows and were also able to try hands on experiments with researchers. QuantIC's Vincenzo Pusino, who was there exhibiting the IndiPx technology, which showcases mid-infrared sensing and imaging technology said, "I think my simple experiment using a straw to show carbon dioxide detections made it easy for people to understand what my research was trying to do and the school kids really enjoyed blowing bubbles to see how much CO2 they had!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Innovate UK Quantum Briefing event hosted by QuantIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact QuantIC, working with the KTN, organised The Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group of the Knowledge Transfer Network networking event to inform the community on details of Innovate UK and EPSRC funding in Quantum Technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institute of Photonics 20th Anniversary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Martin Dawson organised the Institute of Photonics 20th Anniversary event on 4 November 2015 (TIC/Strathclyde), which included plenary speakers and technical stands/exhibits including one for QuantIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.light2015.org/Home/Event-Programme/2015/Symposia/20th-Anniversary-of-the-Institute-of-Pho...
 
Description Interview Miles Padgett Today Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quantum National Showcase London 11th of November 2015, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 8.55 am, interview with Professor Miles Padgett.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview for Estonian Public Broadcasting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Dave Phillips conducted an interview with Science Editor or Estonian Public Broadcasting in April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview with Giles Hammond and Richard Middlemiss BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Giles Hammond and Richard Middlemiss were interviewed by Ken MacDonald for BBC reporting Scotland lunch and evening bulletin, 24th Feb 2015. This coincided with the launch of the QuantIC Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Keynote at CMOS sensors for photonic molecular fingerprinting of disease pathology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Robert Henderson invited Keynote speaker to SU2P event on CMOS sensors for photonic molecular fingerprinting of disease pathology at Heriot-watt University in April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Seminar on Gravitational Waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Rebecca Douglas was invited to seminar held at University of Sussex on gravitational waves in February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Speaker: Pint of Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr M.P. Edgar was an invited speaker at the Pint of Science Fesival held in Glasgow in May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jaguar Landrover Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised: Jaguar Landrover Meeting, November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Joint QinetiQ and QuantIC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact QuantIC hosted a quantum enhanced imaging workshop for Defence and Security sector with industry partner QinetiQ. QinetiQ is one of the world's leading defence technology and security companies. Hosted at QinetiQ's Malvern premises, the event was attended by over 25 industrialists from organisations such as Airbus, DSTL, BAE, e2v, Selex and Thales and 11 academics from QuantIC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://quantic.ac.uk/quantic-hosts-quantum-enhanced-imaging-workshop-for-defence-and-security-secto...
 
Description Jonathan Leach Lecture Institute of Physics Teachers' meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Jonathan Leach presented a lecture on Quantum Physics at the Institute of Physics Teachers' meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote talk at ISEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Robert Hadfield gave a keynote talk at ISEC 2017 in Sorrento, Italy in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Laser World of Photonics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact QuantIC Event: Exhibit Technology at Laser World of Photonics held in Munich, Germany in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture at La lumière entre arts et sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Ian Walmsley gave a talk entitled "Lumière et couleur au 19e siècle en Angleterre : regards croisés" at the Au prisme d'Augustin Fresnel : La lumière entre arts et sciences (1790-1900) event in Paris: "On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the presentation of Fresnel's paper on the wave nature of light, the United Nations declared 2015 the International Year of Light. The École Polytechnique and the Musée du Louvre question the research carried out simultaneously by scientists and artists on the nature and the rendering of light, consider disciplinary comparisons and possible reciprocal influences."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.louvre.fr/au-prisme-d-augustin-fresnel-la-lumiere-entre-arts-et-sciences-1790-1900
 
Description MEMS Gravimeter BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: BBC World Service 31 March 2016, Researchers at the University of Glasgow in the UK have used accelerometer technology to build new gravimeters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MEMS Gravimeter BBC Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: BBC Radio 4 31 March 2016, Glasgow University scientists have developed a new portable cheap gravimeter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MEMS Gravimeter BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage generated from the MEMS gravimeter: BBC Radio Scotland 31 March 2016, A student from Glasgow University has developed a sensor which could potentially warn of volcanic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Material World Radio program. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Genevieve Gariepy (PhD) student with Daniele Faccio, interviewed by Quentin Cooper for BBC4 Material World Radio program.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MediSens Invited Talk: Disease diagnosis in the distal lung using time-resolved CMOS single photon detector arrays 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Robert Henderson attended MediSens and gave an Invited Talk: Disease diagnosis in the distal lung using time-resolved CMOS single photon detector arrays, December 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meet the Expert Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact M.P Edgar, V. Pusino and Chengshi Xie involved in "Meet the Expert" session at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow in September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with BAE Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with BAE Systems at the QuantIC Innovation Space, Glasgow in January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Miles Padgett, Giles Hammond and Richard Middlemiss interview with BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Miles Padgett, Giles Hammond and Richard Middlemiss were interviewed by Ken MacDonald for BBC Reporting Scotland lunch and evening bulletin, 24th Feb 2015.
This coincided with the launch of the QuantIC Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson visits QuantIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson paid a visit to the University of Glasgow and expressed an interest in learning more about QuantIC activities.

Gathering several demonstrators into the Vice Chancellor's Office so that the minister could experience first-hand the various technologies, the "pop-up QuantIC lab" featured the research being done with the Single Pixel Camera, Wee-g and Light in Flight. Dr Graeme Malcolm, Chief Executive of M Squared Lasers was also on hand to speak with the minister about industrial collaboration as the company had recently been awarded a QuantIC partnership resource grant to explore the technical feasibility of gas detection with the Single Pixel Camera.

Professor Miles Padgett said, "The Minister really engaged with our demonstrators and spent a fair amount of time asking technical questions which was a nice surprise. And if a re-tweet by Jo Johnson on his visit is anything to by, I hope he was impressed that QuantIC and the other quantum technology hubs are very much focussed on translating technology with industry into new market opportunities for the UK."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Frontiers in Quantum Imaging Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised Event: New Frontiers in Quantum Imaging Workshop, Glasgow, September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach Talk at Glasgow Rotary Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Doug Paul gave an Outreach Talk at Glasgow Rotary Club Lunch, Glasgow in February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach Talk at Newton Mearns Probus Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Doug Paul gave an Outreach Talk at Newton Mearns Probus Club, October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Photonics Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor M.J. Padgett and Dr. N. Radwell exhibited at Photonics Days, Berlin, October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to IET on Quantum Technology for Secure Communications and Enhanced Optical Imaging 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Gerald Buller gave a presentation to IET South East Scotland Branch on Quantum Technology for Secure Communications and Enhanced Optical Imaging at Napier University in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Profile in International Innovation Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A profile of QuantIC was published in the International Innovation journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Dialogue on Quantum Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised event: Public Dialogue on Quantum Technologies Workshop 1, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Dialogue on Quantum Technologies, Interim Actvity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised Event: Public Dialogue on Quantum Technologies, Interim Activity, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Dialogue on Quantum Technologies, Workshop 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised Event: Public Dialogue on Quantum Technologies, Workshop 2, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public lecture at the Scottish Parliament. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Daniele Faccio gave a public lecture at the Scottish Parliament.
Abstract: "Light is essential to our life, it's the way we see the world and we take it for granted. But just imagine a world with no light or a world seen through a different light? This talk will explain how new developments in modern technology allow us to capture light in a detail that has never been achieved before. Future cameras will capture images at such high speed that we can see light in motion and video record light as it moves. This technology means that one day, not far in the future, we will see objects hidden round corners or walls."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.parliament.scot/visitandlearn/86801.aspx
 
Description QuantIC - DSTL Quantum Imaging workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This workshop provided dstl the opportunity to explain their current challenges and for QuantIC to outline some technologies that could help meet these challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description QuantIC Launch Evet 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 120 attendees and exhibition of Hub technology. The format of demo exhibit was so successful that was then used as the basis for the National Quantum Technology Showcase. Visitors from academic, industry and funding councils had the opportunity to learn more about QuantIC's potential and hear from speakers from organisations including the Scottish Funding Council, BAE Systems and M Squared Lasers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://quantic.ac.uk/quantum-technology-launch-event/
 
Description QuantIC exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact QuantIC has been working with the Glasgow Science Centre on a new permanent exhibition that will take the public on a journey in understanding and appreciating quantum technology. Provisionally titled "Making the Invisible Visible", the hands-on interactive exhibition will:
•Raise awareness of the physics and engineering behind quantum technologies giving insight into fundamental physics and challenges
•Showcase and highlight the career opportunities these technologies will bring
•Create a space for dialogue to support Responsible Research and Innovation and the impact these technologies will have on the way society works, communicate and lives.

Developing a scientific display can be challenging, especially when having to distil very technical and academic information that needs to be understood by the general public, and the team at Glasgow Science Centre and QuantIC's researchers worked together to present the information in a way that it could be appreciated by them at different levels.

Located on the 2nd floor of the Glasgow Science Centre, "Making the Invisible Visible" will be situated next to "My World of Work Live!" which encourages school students to explore career opportunities in STEM subjects and will provide lots of opportunities for QuantIC's researchers to deliver "Meet the expert" activities and further showcase the career opportunities in quantum technology. The Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions and has a reputation for presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways that will inspire, challenge and engage to increase awareness of science for all and to enhance the quality of science and technology learning. It attracts more than 500K people annually from across Scotland and QuantIC is excited to be working with them on this exhibit which will launch in spring 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Buddies pilot STEM programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Development of "A Brief Early history of Quantum Physics" poster for schools and online teaching resources, with R. Aspden, P. Morris, R.Hay, W.Roga
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Imaging US DoD and UK MoD Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Quantum Imaging has been identified as a critical disruptive technology for defence and security applications where both the US and UK academic base have world-leading and complementary capability. Both countries are making significant investment in the basic research and its translation into applications.

With support from the UK Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defence, QuantIC hosted a "by-invitation only" workshop. Held at Mar Hall, the two-day event, brought together quantum imaging leaders in both the US and UK academic communities to explore how their research could complement each other.

The format of the workshop comprised short (10min) presentations with an emphasis upon discussion (>50%). The departure from the traditional conference format and the residential nature of the workshop was welcomed by the participants and contributed to positive small group discussions. Feedback at the end of the workshop confirmed an event that exceeded expectations of even the most enthusiastic of participants.

Immediate technical collaboration opportunities were identified around a number of research areas ranging from superconducting detectors to the combination of various camera technologies with alternative signal/data processing methodologies. The latter opportunity in particular, recognises how processing can yield hither-to unobtainable information, even from existing sensor systems.

Perhaps most importantly was the identification of how quantum imaging could contribute to addressing grand challenge areas, including through building visualisation, non-line-of-sight imaging (and sensing), hyper-spectral imaging/interrogation and non-Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) spoofing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Quantum Innovation Lab (QIL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact S. F. Fricka and E. Allen organised and participated in Quantum Innovation Lab (QIL) The first Quantum Innovation Lab brought together 48 experts from across academia and industry for a three day collaborative event in Bristol in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Quantum Physics Teachers' Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact QuantIC's Professor Miles Padgett's webinar for Physics Teachers on on the Double Slit experiment and what it REALLY means in Quantum Physics is worth a look.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://quantic.ac.uk/quantumbuddies/
 
Description Quantum Physics Teachers' Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Together with the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC), QuantIC developed a pilot Quantum Physics workshop for teachers, which was held on 26 Nov 15 at the University of Glasgow. The workshop aimed to provide a better understanding of the subject through up to date research and real life examples of quantum technology in action by QuantIC's researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://quantic.ac.uk/lets-learn-quantum-quantic-delivers-pilot-quantum-physics-workshop-teachers/
 
Description Quantum Physics Teachers' Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Developing the next generation of quantum technologists is essential if the UK is to position itself as a world leader in the field and QuantIC has supported this by encouraging the learning of quantum physics at Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers level.

Together with the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC), QuantIC developed a pilot Quantum Physics workshop for teachers, which was held on 26 November 2015 at the University of Glasgow. The workshop aimed to provide a better understanding of the subject through up to date research and real life examples of quantum technology in action by QuantIC's researchers.

Professor Miles Padgett, who led the workshop said, "It's fantastic that quantum physics is now being taught at Higher and Advanced Higher level and we're delighted to have the opportunity to offer teachers support to develop their own understanding of what remains a challenging topic. Scientists are increasingly looking to the quantum realm to develop new forms of technology.Clearly, offering a comprehensive grounding in quantum physics to young people in their studies will be increasingly important in keeping the UK technology sector competitive with the rest of the world".

Feedback from the workshop has been overwhelmingly positive. Over 90% of the teachers who attended the workshop rated it as "Very Good" in meeting their professional needs in the feedback evaluation survey. Gregor Steele, Head of Section, SSERC said, "I'm sure I speak for the whole physics teaching community in Scotland when I say we're extremely grateful for the way that world-class academics have been willing to engage with us to support the introduction of new, exciting content in schools."

Plans are in place to maintain a relationship between the teachers who attended and the experts they met from the University. Informally known as 'Quantum Buddies', the system will pair teachers with an expert who will provide follow-up contact to help keep the teachers informed of new developments.

At the request of SSERC, QuantIC will be running the Quantum Physics Teachers' Workshop again in Aberdeen in March 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Quantum Shorts Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised event where academics attended a Quantum shorts event held at the Glasgow Science Centre in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Quantum in the Summer 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact J. Sabines-Chesterking, J.G. Rarity, J.C.F Matthews and E. Allen involved in Quantum in the Summer event held in Bristol in July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Richard Middlemiss Interview STV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Richard Middlemiss was interviewed by STV Glasgow Riverside Show, 25 February 2015. This coincided with the launch of the QuantIC Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact J.G. Rarity and J.C.F Matthews presented at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017, "Quantum Computing: Bits to Qubits" held in London in July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Daniele Faccio attended Royal Society of Edinburgh Event in Inverness, November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SPIE Security and Defence Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact QuantIC had exhibition space at the SPIE Security and Defence Exhibition which brings together leading international scientists and researchers as information is shared within science, government, and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/security-and-defence?wt.mc_id=resdcaw
 
Description SSERC Quantum Physics Teachers Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact QuantIC organised event: SSERC Quantum Physics Teachers Workshop held at the University of Glasgow in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Skype Classroom Event on MEMS Gravimeters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Richard Middlemiss conducted a skype call from Glasgow to Milan to a classroom on MEMS gravimeters in December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Skype Classroom Event on gravitational waves and MEMS Gravimeters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Richard Middlemiss and Rebecca Douglas gave a skype call to a classroom from Glasgow to New Jersey on gravitational waves and MEMS gravimeters in January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description St Francis Primary School Science Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rebecca Douglas attended St Francis Primary School Science Fair in Glasgow in April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Submission to Connected Nation: Thriving in a Digital World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professors Ian Walmsley, Martin Dawson and Erdan Gu provided a submission for Connected Nation: Thriving in a Digital World
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/connectednation/
 
Description The Optical Society's "Ask me anything" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Miles Padgett participated in a The Optical Society's "Ask me anything" on Reddit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Art of Possible 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised event: The Art of Possible event held at the Glasgow Science Centre in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK National Quantum Technology Showcase 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The UK Quantum Technologies Programme celebrated its first anniversary with the inaugural Quantum Technology Showcase which was held at The Royal Society in London on 11 November 2015. Organised by QuantIC in collaboration with the other Hubs in the National Programme, the purpose of the event was to introduce the work of the Quantum Technology Hub Network to industry and government.

The format of the QT Showcase was structured to allow for short presentations and lively Q&As with breaks in between for attendees to network and view the live demonstrator exhibits from the hubs. The presentations featured a diversity of speakers, from funders (EPSRC and InnovateUK) to Hub's Directors and industry partners, which provided a good overview of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme from inception to its current direction of travel.

There certainly is a buzz about Quantum Technology; the QT Showcase was a resounding success with the event being oversubscribed and exceeding the maximum capacity of the venue.

More than 67% of attendees were from industry and government and a post event survey indicated that over 93% of respondents felt that attending the event had improved their understanding of the programme and the work of the hubs. The following comment from a survey respondent summarises the positive feedback that had been received, "The structure of the timings, with short sharp talks, then time to explore the exhibits, interlaced, worked very well. There was also a good broad invitee list, with many new faces."

There were even enquiries made to The Royal Society from the general public wanting to attend the event after QuantIC's Professor Miles Padgett was featured on the TODAY Programme on BBC Radio 4 on the day. He said, "It's good to know there is so much interest in quantum technology, not just from industry and government but from the public as well. We've spoken to many new companies today who are interested in possible collaborations and it was also good to see what the other hubs were working on as well. I'm looking forward to the next one already!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK Scientific partner for international Quantum Shorts film festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact QuantIC is UK Scientific partner for international Quantum Shorts film festival organized by Centre of Quantum Technologies Singapore and Nature Publishing Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://quantic.ac.uk/quantic-is-the-uk-scientific-partner-for-international-quantum-shorts-film-fes...
 
Description Visit from Carol Monaghan MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact QuantIC Organised Visit to the QuantIC Innovation Space by Carol Monaghan MP in September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Jesse Norman MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit by Jesse Norman MP to QuantIC Innovation Space in January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Work Experience with Higher Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Miles Padgett engaged with Higher Level Students who attended University of Glasgow Physics and Astronomy department for one week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017