UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology

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

Abstract

The Hub will create a seamless link between science and applications by building on our established knowledge exchange activities in quantum technologies. We will transform science into technology by developing new products, demonstrating their applications and advantages, and establishing a strong user base in diverse sectors. Our overarching ambition is to deliver a wide range of quantum sensors to underpin many new commercial applications. Our key objective is to ensure that the Hub's outputs will have been picked up by companies, or industry-led TSB projects, by the end of the funding period.
The Hub will comprise: a strong fabrication component; quantum scientists with a demonstrated ability to combine scientific excellence with technological delivery; leading engineers with the broad collective expertise and connections required to develop and use new quantum sensors. We have identified, and actively involved, industry enablers to build a supply chain for quantum sensor technology. As well as direct physics connections to industry, the engineers provide strong links to relevant industrial users, thus providing information on industrial needs and enabling rapid prototype deployment in the field. To establish a coherent national collaborative effort, the Hub will include a UK network on quantum sensors and metrology, which will also exploit the connections that Prof Bongs and all Hub members have forged in Europe, the US and Asia. This inter-linkage ensures capture of the most advanced developments in quantum technology around the world for exploitation by the UK.
Quantum sensors and metrology, plus some devices in quantum communication, are the only areas where laboratory prototypes have already proven superior to their best classical counterparts. This sets the stage, credibly, for rapid and disruptive applications emerging from the Hub. The selection of prototypes will be driven by commercial pull, i.e. each prototype project within the Hub must demonstrate, from the outset, industry or practitioner engagement from our engineering and/or industrial collaborators. We have strong industry support across several disciplines with the structures in place actively to manage technology and knowledge transfer to the industry sector. Particular roles are played by NPL and e2V. We will closely collaborate with NPL as metrology end-user on clock, magnetometer and potentially Watt balance developments with a lecturer-level Birmingham-NPL fellow contributed by Birmingham University and our PRDAs spending ~17 man-years in addition to 3-5 PhD students on these joint projects in the Advanced Metrology Laboratory/incubator space. E2v have a unique industrial manufacturing/R&D facility co-located within the School of Physics and Astronomy at Nottingham that has already catalysed the expansion of their activities into the Quantum Technology domain. Public Engagement conveying the Hub's breakthroughs will be a high priority - for example annually at the Royal Society Summer Exhibitions. In addition to cohort-training of 80 PhD students working within the Hub, the Hub will contribute to the training of ~500 PhD students via electronically-shared lectures (many already running within the e-learning graduate schools MPAGS, MEGS, SEPNET and SUPA) across the institutions within the Hub.
The Hub will create an internationally-leading centre of excellence with major impact in the area of quantum sensors and metrology. To widen the impact of the Hub and ensure long-term sustainability, we will actively pursue European and other international collaborative funding for both underlying fundamental research and the technology development.

Planned Impact

The Hub will create an internationally leading centre of excellence delivering major impact in the area of quantum sensors and metrology. These technologies promise to revolutionise all of our lives in many diverse areas spanning from improved healthcare to reducing traffic congestion.
Short term economic impact will arise from the supply chain building activities in WP1-4. These will deliver novel world leading underpinning technologies such as fully wafer integrated laser systems, compact special purpose lasers, novel atom/ion chips, self-contained vacuum technology and advanced manufacturing techniques with uncommon materials. These components will immediately address specialist commercial markets (e.g. 1000s of research groups in cold atom research around the world), with the potential for significant future widening of this market. As we already have lined up numerous companies in various parts of the supply chain we expect a quick pickup of the technology.

Medium term economic impact is expected to arise from our quantum sensor developments. Here the anticipated disruptive nature of the sensor capabilities poses the challenge that not many markets exist for these devices besides defence, metrology, space and geophysics. The user-driven, engineering-led demonstration activities of the Hub are designed to address this challenge and actively pursue market-building activities. All engineering research linked to our Hub will be driven by user needs, promoting industrial adoption and generating social and economic impact, such as by reducing urban traffic congestion with better underground intelligence. We will use a significant fraction of the partnership resource for such activities, which we see as the essential step to build sufficient commercial confidence in a "spooky" and potentially disruptive quantum technology to unlock further industrial investment. This confidence in new quantum technologies will also lead to joint TSB-funded projects, in a potential second innovation stage of the Hub dominated by engineers and industry.
On a 10-50 year timescale, the sensors developed in this Hub could revolutionise a wide range of industrial processes, as diverse as: resilient communication networks; structural analysis, for example in aerospace; functional analysis, for example of electronic components; improved oil and gas recovery; CO2 sequestration supervision; construction work using underground space; assessment of water infrastructure; detection of sinkholes; assessment of the condition of dams in flood prevention. In addition, novel magnetic sensors for medical diagnosis on the cellular level and real-time imaging of brain activity could enable novel treatments of dementia and cancer, for example. Such sensors are also needed to develop functional biological systems in synthetic biology, and to enable novel human-machine interfaces with applications in, for example, the gaming market or in analysing skin types to match them with the most appropriate medications or cosmetics. We have assembled a range of industry and applied researchers in these areas, selected to transfer the Hub's outputs into real-world products.
Quantum technologies, and the underpinning fundamental science, are fascinating topics for outreach. The Hub's public engagement will include presentations in schools, at the British Science Festival, a dedicated outreach website, podcasts, and social media discussion. We will build on existing successful models such as Nottingham's "Sixty symbols" video project (http://www.sixtysymbols.com/), which has attracted >28 million views and >360,000 YouTube followers.
Overall, the technologies developed within this Hub have the potential to transform industries, medicine, and quality of life, by delivering products and markets with multi-billion to multi-trillion pound economic potential.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Kai Bongs (Principal Investigator)
Lucia Hackermueller (Co-Investigator)
Andrew William Rushforth (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8774-6662
Peter Kruger (Co-Investigator)
John Haig Marsh (Co-Investigator)
Aidan Shaun Arnold (Co-Investigator)
Marco Peccianti (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8894-496X
Sergei Novikov (Co-Investigator)
Yeshpal Singh (Co-Investigator)
Timothy Mark Fromhold (Co-Investigator)
Erling Riis (Co-Investigator)
Jennifer Hastie (Co-Investigator)
Peter George Smith (Co-Investigator)
Janne Ruostekoski (Co-Investigator)
Alessia Pasquazi (Co-Investigator)
Marc Sorel (Co-Investigator)
Andreas Freise (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6586-9901
Ricky Darren Wildman (Co-Investigator)
Paul F Griffin (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0134-7554
Richard Paul Campion (Co-Investigator)
Timothy George Freegarde (Co-Investigator)
David Robert Cumming (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7838-8362
Corin Gawith (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3502-3558
Constantinos Christofi Constantinou (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9484-6474
Moataz M Attallah (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7074-9522
Barry Garraway (Co-Investigator)
Thomas Fernholz (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5891-6092
Alan John Kemp (Co-Investigator)
Anne Tropper (Co-Investigator)
Douglas J Paul (Co-Investigator)
Matthew David Himsworth (Co-Investigator)
Michael Holynski (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0163-5799
Vincent Lawrence Gaffney (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7918-0494
Jessica Owens Maclean (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8099-6981
Fedja Orucevic (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6114-4580
Matthew Jon Brookes (Co-Investigator)
Winfried Karl Hensinger (Co-Investigator)
Richard Bowtell (Co-Investigator)
Nicole Metje (Co-Investigator)
Vincent Boyer (Co-Investigator)
Peter Horak (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
Christopher John Mellor (Co-Investigator)
Trevor Mark Benson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7153-0215
Douglas MacIntyre (Researcher)
Stephen Thoms (Researcher)
Haiping Zhou (Researcher)
 
Title 9. Collaborated with Nottingham photographer Lamar Francois to produce an outreach artwork exhibit on Quantum Technologies for the "Creative Reactions" and "Pint of Science" programmes, May 2017. 
Description An artistic image inspired by a cold atom cloud 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Use in QT Hub promotions material and in promoting the work of the artist and Pint of Science. 
 
Description We have made a set of steps towards quantum technology, which will be more fully covered in our annual report. Here are a few examples:
- narrow-linewidth DFB diode laser for atom interferometry at 780nm designed
- new type of narrow-linewidth laser at 689nm demonstrated in laser cooling of Sr
- ion array chip for magnetic sensors designed
- additive manufacturing of permalloys for magnetic shielding with first results
- several robust cold atom demonstrator realised and demonstrated on a large number of conferences, showcases and meetings with government and industry
- evaluated key uses of gravity sensing in civil engineering
- demonstrated benefits of atom magnetometers in brain sensing
- demonstrator for magnetometry in ambient fields realised
- prototype for gravity gradient measurements completed and taken out of the lab for test measurements
Exploitation Route All these findings aim at initialising and being taken up an emerging quantum technology industry in the UK. We are actively engaging in a wide range of knowledge transfer activities and see a very good industry response with investment of their own money already resulting now. We anticipate this to grow much larger over the duration of the grant and to have a multi-£M QT industry in sensors and technology at the end. Within a roadmapping exercise, we have so far identified £3bn/year of market opportunities.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL http://www.quantumsensors.org
 
Description The UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology has increased awareness in government, society and industry of the advantages and future technology potential of quantum sensors in real-world applications. The findings have been used in presentations and publications at the national and international level, including UK government and the European commission. In addition the findings have triggered interest in industry, resulting in multi £M investment form the commercial sector, in order to enter into quantum technologies and support knowledge transfer actions. The Hub has contributed the the GO-Science Quantum Blackett review and the JRC report on quantum timing. The Hub is now running over 77 partnership projects with industry partners, valuing over £50M and with an industry contribution exceeding £10M.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 11. Worked with Kantar Public to assist EPSRC's "Quantum Technologies Public Dialogue" programme. This involves participation in two 1-day public meetings in Birmingham in May and July 2017 to explain QT to the public and engage in workshop discussion with those attending.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Increased public awareness of quantum technologies and input of their views into planning and reporting of the UK Quantum Technologies Programme.
 
Description Cabinet Office: Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-sage
 
Description Chair of Institute of Physics Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The activities of the group led to increased awareness of quantum technologies in the scientific, engineering, and student populations as well as to the public.
 
Description DSTL Independent Reviewer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact I am one of 3 independent advisory committee for the DSTL research programme "Seeing Through Obscurants". This is looking at methods to improve security and defence imaging solutions for specific defence and national security requirements.
 
Description DSTL Quantum Radar Meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This DSTL workshop worked out the benefits and risks of quantum radar and what research work the UK may undertake in this space.
 
Description Hon Sec of IOP QQQ group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Invitation to the US Department of Energy
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Invitation to the White House
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description MArco Peccianti: Global Young Academy - Open Science group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact "Ongoing collaboration with CODATA and the Research Data Alliance towards developing international training and policy guidelines on Open Data and links to CODATA Early Career Data Professionals (ECDP; hyperlink: www.codata.org/working-groups/early-career-data-professionals ; also link their blog entry on GYA collaboration: http://codata.org/blog/2015/06/08/gya-codata-ecdp-and-open-science/). Collaboration with the GYA Working Group "Global Access to Research Software" and INASP to produce a report on the conditions for access to Open Software in middle and low income countries. Joachim is leading the organization of a Wikipedia Edithlone, recruiting GYA members to contribute to scientific entries on Wikipedia. Over the past few months, the Working Group "Open Science" has been preparing a workshop on 22 January 2016 in Exeter, UK, bringing together the GYA Working Group "Global Access to Reasearch Software" and some members of the GYA as well as a research assistant and visiting scholar from Bangladesh. This workshop showcases results of a recent survey that explored the conditions for access to and use of Open Software in middle and low income countries. The survey targeted specifically researchers in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ghana. In the workshop, results will be presented and discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to inform the writing of a report and a publication emerging from this research. These results will also be used by the GYA to inform current science policies concerned with Open Science."
URL http://globalyoungacademy.net/activities/open-science/
 
Description MOD Defence Science Expert Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact I have been advising on UK national security at a senior level (Chief Scientific Advisory) in MOD.
 
Description Marco Peccianti: Global Young Academy - Global Access to Research Software group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact "Over the past few months, the Working Group "Open Science" has been preparing a workshop on 22 January 2016 in Exeter, UK, bringing together both Working Groups GARS and Open Science, and some members of the GYA as well as a research assistant and visiting scholar from Bangladesh. This workshop showcases results of a recent survey that explored the conditions for access to and use of Open Software in middle and low income countries. The survey targeted specifically researchers in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ghana. In the workshop, results will be presented and discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to inform the writing of a report and a publication emerging from this research. These results will also be used by the GYA to inform current science policies concerned with Open Science."
URL http://globalyoungacademy.net/activities/global-access-to-research-software/
 
Description Marco Peccianti: Global Young Academy General Meeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://globalyoungacademy.net/report-and-video-documentation-of-gya-agm-2015-online/
 
Description Peter Horak: 4th International Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers WSOF'2015, Hongkong, China; Programme Committee Member
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Peter Horak: Optical Sensors, OSA Topical Meeting 2016, Vancouver, Canada; Programme Committee Member
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Peter Horak: Photoptics 2015, 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, Berlin, Germany; Programme Committee Member
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Peter Horak: Photoptics 2016, 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, Rome, Italy; Programme Committee Member
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Peter Horak: SPIE Photonics Europe 2016 conference, Brussels, Belgium; Programme Committee Member
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Programme Committee Member, Optical Sensors, OSA Topical Meeting 2017, New Orleans, USA
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Technical Committee Chair, ICEPOE 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Winfried Hensinger was invited to the EPSRC Challenges for Quantum Computer Science & Simulation Workshop on 30 March 2017 formulating policy for future funding.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Set strategy for quantum computing research
 
Description Winfried Hensinger: Member of the external advisory board of the EPSRC ADDRFSS project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Aided in the implementation of quantum technologies
 
Description Winfried Hensinger: Member of the external advisory board of the EPSRC COMPASS project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Aided in the realization of quantum technologies
 
Description Winfried Hensinger: Member of the external advisory board of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Coherent Quantum Dynamics at Imperial College
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved teaching within doctoral training centre, higher satisfaction of students and better training
 
Description • Winfried Hensinger was invited to the US/UK Quantum computing algorithm sandpit organised by the UK Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defence, Chicheley Hall, 19th - 22nd September 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Set strategy for quantum computing research
 
Description "Commercial Portable Gravity Meters Based on Quantum Technologies" Feasibility Study
Amount £54,074 (GBP)
Funding ID 131886 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description "FreezeRay" Collaborative Research and Development
Amount £164,024 (GBP)
Funding ID 102243 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description "Quantum sensors - from the lab to the field (Qu-sense)": MSCA-RISE-2015 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Amount € 945,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 691156 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description Accelerating the commercial exploitation of quantum technologies; Quantum Waveguides for Indistinguishable Single Photon Sources 2 (QWISPS-2)
Amount £172,087 (GBP)
Funding ID 102668 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description COCLES - Technology Strategy Board: Accelerating the Commercial Exploitation of Quantum Technologies
Amount £206,559 (GBP)
Funding ID 102667 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description DIFFRACT
Amount £1,106,361 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R001529/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description DSTL - Studentship
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2018
 
Description DSTL - Studentship
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description Demonstrating a novel high efficiency atom-photon interface for quantum memories, single photon sources and sensing applications
Amount £33,000 (GBP)
Organisation Birmingham-Nottingham Strategic Collaboration Fund 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Diamond Science and Technology CDT studentship
Amount £90,948 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description EPSRC - UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology Partnership fund
Amount £53,200 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC Programme grant
Amount £7,192,052 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P031684/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2022
 
Description ESA NPI (European Space Agency Networking/Partnering Initiative)
Amount € 90,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description ErBesta: Errorproof Bell-State Analyzer
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Exploring the commercial application of Quantum Technologies CRD
Amount £2,198,079 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R000220/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies; Cold Atom Space Payload (CASPA)
Amount £1,372,114 (GBP)
Funding ID 102805 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Exploring the commercial applications of quantum technologies; Quantum Waveguides for Indistinguishable Single Photon Sources (QWISPS)
Amount £239,422 (GBP)
Funding ID EPM508329/1 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Feasibility Study "Anagram"
Amount £147,435 (GBP)
Funding ID 102673 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description Feasibility Study "FreezeRay 2"
Amount £209,363 (GBP)
Funding ID 102678 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Helena Normanton Fellowship
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Felloship Awarded to Dr Wetzel, to work under Pasquazi's supervision 
Organisation University of Sussex 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2020
 
Description Innovate UK Quantum Technology
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID IOTA 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description InnovateUK Compound Semiconductor Call
Amount £369,372 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description InnovateUK Quantum Technology Call
Amount £272,670 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R001774/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Amount £144,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 11034 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Secondment
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Department University of Birmingham EPSRC Follow On Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 04/2015
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Secondment
Amount £44,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Department University of Birmingham EPSRC Follow On Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Microfabricated optics for quantum technologies
Amount £42,371 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 02/2014 
End 10/2014
 
Description OptaMOT: Optimised Designs for Additively Manufactured Magneto Optical Traps
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description PAINTS: Collaborative Research and Development
Amount £230,309 (GBP)
Funding ID 102246 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 11/2016
 
Description QuDOS
Amount £930,555 (GBP)
Organisation Technology Strategy Board (TSB) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Quantum Technologies in Space
Amount € 1,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2018
 
Description Quantum Technology Fellowships
Amount £1,512,465 (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 Quantum technologies
Amount £93,055 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R002371/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Research Grant "Compact lightweight high performance magnetic shielding enabling portable & miniaturised quantum technology systems - "QT-Shield" "
Amount £310,418 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R002789/1 & 132536 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Research Grant "DIFFRACT - Integrated Distributed Feedback Lasers for Cold Atom Technologies"
Amount £1,106,361 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R001529/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Research Grant "Qvision"
Amount £86,394 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R000212/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Research Grant "Reveal"
Amount £1,366,083 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R000220/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Research Priority Area
Amount £85,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Roger Penrose Institute - Physics
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Inquiring Systems Inc. 
Start 05/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description SIGMA: Feasibility Study
Amount £119,127 (GBP)
Funding ID 131881 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2016
 
Description Senior Research Fellowship
Amount £428,225 (GBP)
Funding ID RCSRF1718639 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2023
 
Description Strathclyde CUNY International Strategic Partnership Studentship
Amount £58,060 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 04/2021
 
Description Sussex RDF
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sussex 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Technology Strategy Board: Accelerating the Commercial Exploitation of Quantum Technologies
Amount £249,966 (GBP)
Funding ID 70714-492141 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description UK-France DSTL studentship
Amount £154,000 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2020
 
Title Comparative simulations of holography methods for ultracold atom trapping 
Description Simulation results corresponding to results figures in the publication titled 'Comparative simulations of holography methods for ultracold atom trapping'. Created with the aim to compare the use of spatial light modulators (SLMs) to Fresnel zone plates (FZPs) to create arbitrary light waveguides, specifically considering the Fresnel (lenless) holographic technique. Data was created following the simulations outlined in the corresponding paper, using Matlab. The data is saved as CSVs and is organised in folders according figure and subfigure. Cost array files (and figure 7's propagation data) are saved with relevant axes below the data (alongside units and descriptions). For intensity distribution files and kinoform files, each data point corresponds to a pixel of size 1064nm X 1064nm. Data is produced with funding from EPSRC, DSTL and Leverholme Trust. As such, the data is restricted until DSTL has given permission to publish in this form (as opposed to in figure form within the publication). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Data for "Vector Magnetometry Exploiting Phase-Geometry Effects in a Double-Resonance Alignment Magnetometer" 
Description Data for vector magnetometry paper, including magnetic resonance plots, angular scans of fitted resonance parameters and calculated magnetic vector measurements. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Dataset for "Dual-core optical fiber as beam splitter with arbitrary, tunable polarization-dependent transfer function", J. Lightw. Technol. 35, 4040 (2017) 
Description Dataset for "Dual-core optical fiber as beam splitter with arbitrary, tunable polarization-dependent transfer function", J. Lightw. Technol. 35, 4040 (2017) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Journal publication. 
URL https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/403786/
 
Title Diffraction grating characterisation for cold-atom experiments 
Description The premise of the associated paper focusses around the characterisation of micro-fabricated diffraction gratings with an aim towards implementation as a compact source for cold atoms. This characterisation entails an in-depth study of the effect of periodicity, duty cycle and coatings as a function of the diffraction efficiency. Furthermore, the paper offers a brief description of experimental critical parameters of implementation such as the tilt angle and incident wavelength. The Dataset comprises 5 Excel files, with the data used to create figures 3,4,5 and 6. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
 
Title Gradiometry paper figure data (updated) 
Description Data corresponding to the figures in the paper titled 'Detection of applied and ambient forces with a matter-wave magnetic gradiometer', appearing in Physical Review A. Dataset contains Excel figure data and a readme file. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Tunable narrow linewidth AlGaInP semiconductor disk laser for Sr atom cooling applications 
Description Data contained in the figures from the eponymous paper in Applied Optics. Each file title refers to the corresponding figure. Useful experimental conditions are described in the headers. Please refer to the Applied Optics article for a complete description of the experiments and their interpretations. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
 
Description Added Scientific Ltd 
Organisation Added Scientific Ltd
PI Contribution Design input.
Collaborator Contribution Design and manufacturing expertise and facilities.
Impact Designs and prototype components for quantum sensors.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Advanced Materials Devices Ltd 
Organisation Asan Medical Center
PI Contribution Advanced discussions on venture capital and shared IP
Collaborator Contribution Advanced discussions on venture capital and shared IP
Impact Advanced discussions on venture capital and shared IP
Start Year 2018
 
Description Birmingham-Nottingham Quantum Interface 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution specialist on cold atoms and single photon detection, help with building of a single photon counter, exchange on ideas on an atom-photon interface, exchange with a theoretician
Collaborator Contribution specialist on cold atoms and single photon detection, help with building of a single photon counter, exchange on ideas on an atom-photon interface, exchange with a theoretician
Impact ongoing collaboration, not multi-disciplinary
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with British Geological Survey on assessing quantum sensor applications in geophysical survey 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Two contributions were made: 1. Expertise on sensor component design; 2. Expertise on inverse method analysis and design.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in geophysical survey and end user markets.
Impact PhD research, contribution to BGS surveys and collaboration with company RSK
Start Year 2015
 
Description Discussions and joint funding application with Thales 
Organisation Thales Group
Department Thales UK Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion and development of a joint funding application.
Collaborator Contribution Technical and market information.
Impact Grant application and increased awareness of opportunities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description ErBestA: Error-Proof Bell-State Analyser 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Collaborator Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Impact collaboration on FET-OPEN application, further discussions on theory and experimental applications, exchange of researchers
Start Year 2016
 
Description ErBestA: Error-Proof Bell-State Analyser 
Organisation University of Rostock
Department Institute for Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Collaborator Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Impact collaboration on FET-OPEN application, further discussions on theory and experimental applications, exchange of researchers
Start Year 2016
 
Description ErBestA: Error-Proof Bell-State Analyser 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Collaborator Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Impact collaboration on FET-OPEN application, further discussions on theory and experimental applications, exchange of researchers
Start Year 2016
 
Description ErBestA: Error-Proof Bell-State Analyser 
Organisation University of Vienna
Department Faculty of Physics
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Collaborator Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Impact collaboration on FET-OPEN application, further discussions on theory and experimental applications, exchange of researchers
Start Year 2016
 
Description ErBestA: Error-Proof Bell-State Analyser 
Organisation Vienna University of Technology
Department Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics (Atominstitut)
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Collaborator Contribution collaboration on FET-OPEN application
Impact collaboration on FET-OPEN application, further discussions on theory and experimental applications, exchange of researchers
Start Year 2016
 
Description Gooch and Housego 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions on packaging
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in packaging
Impact Identification of areas of mutual interest.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Infinion 
Organisation Infineon Technologies
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion
Collaborator Contribution Discussion
Impact Plans for future projects
Start Year 2017
 
Description Magnetic Shielding Ltd 
Organisation Magnetic Shields Ltd
PI Contribution Design expertise
Collaborator Contribution Design, market and manufacturing capabilities
Impact Collaboration and component design for quantum sensors
Start Year 2017
 
Description NPL 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution -
Collaborator Contribution -
Impact Built a single tunable cavity to stablise 5 different laser wavelengths. This will be used to transfer the frequency stability of the clock laser to the other lasers in the experiment (679 nm repumper, 922 nm (frequency doubled to 461 nm) blue MOT, 689 nm red MOT, 813 nm lattice, 698 nm clock). Loaded a red MOT with 107 88Sr atoms at 1 µK. Loaded a 813 nm 'magic wavelength' lattice with 3x105 88Sr atoms. Built up the capability to do 87Sr clock measurements in parallel to the 88Sr system. Switching between the two isotopes simply requires the flip of a switch to select the correct AOM to shift the 689 nm red MOT laser between the different frequencies required by the two isotopes. Assembled an ECDL for a 2600 nm DFB diode laser to excite atoms along the 3P0 - 3D1 transition and measure the lifetime of the 3D1 state. A lifetime measurement with an accuracy below 5 ns will lead to a calculation of the polarisability of the clock transition and a reduction in the BBR shift uncertainty in neutral Sr lattice clocks.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NewPara 
Organisation Institute of Optics
Country France 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Li2 in a double well
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on exploiting non-classical states in BECs
Impact EU flagship grant application, EU Synergy ERC grant application, scientific discussions
Start Year 2018
 
Description NewPara 
Organisation Institute of Optics
Country France 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Li2 in a double well
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on exploiting non-classical states in BECs
Impact EU flagship grant application, EU Synergy ERC grant application, scientific discussions
Start Year 2018
 
Description NewPara 
Organisation University of Lyon
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Li2 in a double well
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on exploiting non-classical states in BECs
Impact EU flagship grant application, EU Synergy ERC grant application, scientific discussions
Start Year 2018
 
Description OptaMot 
Organisation Added Scientific Ltd
PI Contribution collaboration on developing 3D printed MOT ensembles, testing, development, etc.
Collaborator Contribution scientific discussions, 3D printing of chamber + design
Impact collaboration, knowledge transfer, publications (expected), patents (expected)
Start Year 2017
 
Description OptaMot 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaboration on developing 3D printed MOT ensembles, testing, development, etc.
Collaborator Contribution scientific discussions, 3D printing of chamber + design
Impact collaboration, knowledge transfer, publications (expected), patents (expected)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership Project "A high-flux source of laser-cooled atoms for quantum devices" 
Organisation M Squared Lasers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research project selected for funding using Partnership Resource.
Collaborator Contribution Research project selected for funding using Partnership Resource, partly from our QT Hub, and partly from NQIT (Oxford). This is an example of cross-hub working. Conversations are on-going to establish how the output of this research could be demonstrated within a sensor demonstrator.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership Project "A high-flux source of laser-cooled atoms for quantum devices" 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research project selected for funding using Partnership Resource.
Collaborator Contribution Research project selected for funding using Partnership Resource, partly from our QT Hub, and partly from NQIT (Oxford). This is an example of cross-hub working. Conversations are on-going to establish how the output of this research could be demonstrated within a sensor demonstrator.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership Project "End-­user Driven Demonstration Activities: Translation of DFB Lasers" 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funded using Partnership Resource
Collaborator Contribution Providing enabling technology and knowledge
Impact None known
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership Project "Evaluating QS Navigation" 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funded using QT Hub Partnership Resource
Collaborator Contribution Funded using QT Hub Partnership Resource.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership Project "Market analysis of the microwave and THz sensing using Rydberg atoms technology" 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funded using Partnership Resource
Collaborator Contribution Funded using Partnership Resource
Impact None known
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership Project "Quantum Sensors for Magnetic Induction Tomography of the Heart" 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funded using Partnership Resource
Collaborator Contribution Funded using Partnership Resource
Impact None known
Start Year 2016
 
Description Q-sense 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution H2020_EU project. Coordinator
Collaborator Contribution They collaborators !
Impact Still to come as it has just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description QuSpin 
Organisation Quspin Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical exchanges and market discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Technical input.
Impact Design activity.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Research collaboration with the group of Prof Maria Tamargo, City College of New York, USA 
Organisation City University of New York (CUNY)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration was instigated by Jennifer Hastie who led the overall research programme, contributing expertise and training, securing funding to cover the Strathclyde activity, including a PhD studentship for Brynmor Jones.
Collaborator Contribution The Tamargo group contributed expertise and training, securing funding to cover their activity, and provided in-kind support through supply of time and material, including hosting Strathclyde researcher Peter Schlosser and student Brynmor Jones for joint experimental work.
Impact Journal papers: Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Maria C. Tamargo, and Jennifer E. Hastie, "Processing and characterisation of II-VI thin film gain structures," Journal of Thin Solid Films 590 84-89 (2015) Joao M. M. Santos, Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Scott Watson, Johannes Herrnsdorf, Benoit Guilhabert, Jonathan J. D. McKendry, Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Maria C. Tamargo, Anthony E. Kelly, Jennifer E. Hastie, Nicolas Laurand, and Martin D. Dawson, "Hybrid GaN LED with capillary-bonded II-VI MQW color-converting membrane for visible light communications," Semiconductor Science and Technology 30 035012 (2015) Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Vladimir Kartazaev, Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Swapan K. Gayen, Jennifer E. Hastie, and Maria C. Tamargo, "Growth and characterization of ZnCdMgSe-based green light emitters and distributed Bragg reflectors towards II-VI based semiconductor disk lasers," Physica Status Solidi A 212 (2), 382-389 (2015) Conference papers: Joao M. M. Santos, Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Johannes Herrnsdorf, Benoit Guilhabert, Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Maria C. Tamrgo, Jennifer E. Hastie, Nicolas Laurand, and Martin D. Dawson, "Hybrid InGaN LEDs with capillary-bonded MQW color-converting membranes," presented at the IEEE International Photonics Conference, San Diego, USA, Paper WC3.4 (2014) Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Maria C. Tamargo and Jennifer E. Hastie, "Characterisation of II-VI selenide multi-quantum well thin films transferred to transparent substrates," presented at the International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications, Leeds, UK (2014) Joao M. M. Santos, Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Johannes Herrnsdorf, Benoit Guilhabert, Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Maria C. Tamargo, Jennifer E. Hastie, Nicolas Laurand, and Martin D. Dawson, "Hybrid GaN LED with II-VI colour-converting platelet for visible light communications," presented at the International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications, Leeds, UK (2014) Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Vladimir Kartazaev, Swapan K. Gayen, Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Jennifer E. Hastie, and Maria C. Tamargo, "ZnCdMgSe-based green light emitters and distributed Bragg reflectors - design, growth and characterisation," presented at the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference, Banff, Canada (2013) Invited talks: Brynmor E. Jones, Peter J. Schlosser, Joel De Jesus, Thor A. Garcia, Maria C. Tamargo, and Jennifer E. Hastie, "Growth, processing, and characterisation of ZnCdMgSe multi-quantum well vertical gain structures," SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, Jan 2017, Paper 10087-15 (2017)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Research collaboration with the group of Prof Mircea Guina, ORC, Tampere, Finland 
Organisation Tampere University of Technology
Department Optoelectronics Research Group
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration was instigated by Jennifer Hastie. The objective of the collaboration is to extend the spectral coverage of continuous wave crystalline Raman lasers by using the long wavelength semiconductor disk laser gain structures fabricated by the group of Mircea Guina. The Hastie group used this material to build diamond and KGW Raman lasers, achieving high power and broad tuning in spectral regions not previously reached with this type of laser. The group has presented these results at international conferences, with co-authorship for the researchers from the Guina group. Joint journal papers are currently in preparation.
Collaborator Contribution The Guina group designed and fabricated high power semiconductor disk laser structures for operation at 1170 nm and supplied them to the Hastie group for their Raman laser research.
Impact Daniele C. Parrotta, Ricardo Casula, Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, Tomi Leinonen, Alan J. Kemp, Mircea Guina, and Jennifer E. Hastie, "InGaAs-QW VECSEL emitting 1300-nm via intracavity Raman conversion," Proc. SPIE 9734, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, (VECSELs) VI, 97340O (2016) DOI: 10.1117/12.2217593 Riccardo Casula, Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, Tomi Leinonen, Mircea Guina, Alan J. Kemp, and Jennifer E. Hastie, "Continuous-wave cascaded Raman laser at 1.3, 1.5, and 1.7 µm," submitted to European CLEO (2017) Riccardo Casula, Daniele C. Parrotta, Alan J. Kemp, Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, Tomi Leinonen, Mircea Guina, and Jennifer E. Hastie, "~1400-nm continuous-wave diamond Raman laser intracavity-pumped by an InGaAs semiconductor disk laser," presented at Europhoton, Vienna, Paper 39.4 (2016) Daniele C. Parrotta, Ricardo Casula, Tomi Leinonen, Mircea Guina, Alan J. Kemp, and Jennifer E. Hastie, "InGaAs-QW VECSEL emitting >1.3µm via intracavity Raman conversion," presented at Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, Paper 9734-23 (2016)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Roger Penrose Institute 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Mathematics Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Li2 BEC in a double well to study non-classical entangled states and gravitational collapse - experiment
Collaborator Contribution Li2 BEC in a double well to study non-classical entangled states and gravitational collapse - theory
Impact scientific discussions, publications (expected), further funding (expected), wider net of collaborations
Start Year 2017
 
Description SNOWQAT 
Organisation Covesion Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Covesion have joined the EPSRC Quantum Hub for Sensors and Metrology as a commercial partner via the hub's Research & Innovation projects scheme. Lead by the University of Southampton, SNOWQAT (Scalable Nonlinear Optical Waveguides for Quantum Atom Traps) is a hub partnership project based on the development of optical waveguides in Periodically Poled Lithium Niobite (PPLN) for wavelength conversion. In quantum technology, wavelength conversion enables the specific laser wavelengths required for light-matter interactions to be generated from existing standard laser sources; 780nm for Rubidium atom traps, 626nm for Beryllium ion traps, and 422nm for Strontium atom traps for example. Our team at the University of Southampton are developing new manufacturing techniques to develop rugged PPLN waveguides for quantum applications in atom/ion trapping, single photon generation, and gravity sensing.
Collaborator Contribution Covesion is Europe's leading manufacturer of periodically poled nonlinear crystals with an established user base of over 500 of the worlds leading universities, research institutes, and optics companies; this is our primary pathway to impact. Covesion currently supply around hundreds bulk PPLN crystals directly to quantum research groups per year, typically for generating wavelengths at 780nm for Rubidium or 626nm for Beryllium atom cooling. Covesion offer access to proprietary PPLN poling facilities, facet polishing of PPLN waveguides, and access to company staff and know-how in the packaging and testing of nonlinear optical materials; in addition, Covesion will contribute to IP filing costs, knowledge transfer support, and commercialisation of project outputs relevant to their business. e2v Technologies (UK) Ltd are a multinational company leading developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.!e2v has been trusted to design and deliver CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and sub-systems for over 150 space missions by the world's largest space agencies, including NASA, ESA, JAXA, CSA and most recently for the Russian-led World Space Observatory. e2v are contributing space certification testing for the project.
Impact This project started in November 2017, no outputs recorded yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SNOWQAT 
Organisation e2v Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Covesion have joined the EPSRC Quantum Hub for Sensors and Metrology as a commercial partner via the hub's Research & Innovation projects scheme. Lead by the University of Southampton, SNOWQAT (Scalable Nonlinear Optical Waveguides for Quantum Atom Traps) is a hub partnership project based on the development of optical waveguides in Periodically Poled Lithium Niobite (PPLN) for wavelength conversion. In quantum technology, wavelength conversion enables the specific laser wavelengths required for light-matter interactions to be generated from existing standard laser sources; 780nm for Rubidium atom traps, 626nm for Beryllium ion traps, and 422nm for Strontium atom traps for example. Our team at the University of Southampton are developing new manufacturing techniques to develop rugged PPLN waveguides for quantum applications in atom/ion trapping, single photon generation, and gravity sensing.
Collaborator Contribution Covesion is Europe's leading manufacturer of periodically poled nonlinear crystals with an established user base of over 500 of the worlds leading universities, research institutes, and optics companies; this is our primary pathway to impact. Covesion currently supply around hundreds bulk PPLN crystals directly to quantum research groups per year, typically for generating wavelengths at 780nm for Rubidium or 626nm for Beryllium atom cooling. Covesion offer access to proprietary PPLN poling facilities, facet polishing of PPLN waveguides, and access to company staff and know-how in the packaging and testing of nonlinear optical materials; in addition, Covesion will contribute to IP filing costs, knowledge transfer support, and commercialisation of project outputs relevant to their business. e2v Technologies (UK) Ltd are a multinational company leading developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.!e2v has been trusted to design and deliver CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and sub-systems for over 150 space missions by the world's largest space agencies, including NASA, ESA, JAXA, CSA and most recently for the Russian-led World Space Observatory. e2v are contributing space certification testing for the project.
Impact This project started in November 2017, no outputs recorded yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Surface sensors 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cold atom magnetic microscopy on graphene samples (in prep) and hyperbolic metamaterials
Collaborator Contribution Sample fabrication/preparation
Impact Samples integrated into apparatus - further results expected from ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2015
 
Description Surface sensors 
Organisation Humboldt University of Berlin
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cold atom magnetic microscopy on graphene samples (in prep) and hyperbolic metamaterials
Collaborator Contribution Sample fabrication/preparation
Impact Samples integrated into apparatus - further results expected from ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2015
 
Description Surface sensors 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cold atom magnetic microscopy on graphene samples (in prep) and hyperbolic metamaterials
Collaborator Contribution Sample fabrication/preparation
Impact Samples integrated into apparatus - further results expected from ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2015
 
Description TMD 
Organisation TMD Technologies Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Component design and other discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Component information.
Impact Complementary prototypes that fit together for quantum sensor components.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Teledyne-e2v 
Organisation Teledyne-e2v
PI Contribution Discussions and design information exchange and market discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Design constraints. Markets.
Impact Component designs for quantum sensors.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Unitive Design Associates 
Organisation Unitive Design and Analysis, Ltd.
PI Contribution Technical input
Collaborator Contribution Market analysis and systems engineering
Impact Joint report
Start Year 2017
 
Title 153. UK Patent Application No. 1518852.7 Graphene-Based Chips for Trapping Ultracold Atoms for The University of Nottingham (14-0039 / BB Ref. JL78809P.GBA) [BB-CASES.FID799972], filed October 2016. 
Description Demonstration that graphene can transform the performance of atom chips 
IP Reference 1518852.7 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact International collaboration.
 
Title CONTROLLED ATOM SOURCE 
Description A method of generating at least one trapped atom of a specific species, the method comprising the steps of : positioning a sample material (18) comprising a specific species in a vacuum (14); generate an atomic vapour (20) of the specific species by irradiating the sample material with a first laser (12); trapping one or more atoms from the generated atomic vapour. On 24/03/15 the PCT (international) application was filed: PCT/GB2015/050876. This application was published on 01/10/15 as WO2015145136. 
IP Reference WO2015145136 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact No reportable impact.
 
Title Graphene-based chips for trapping ultracold atoms 
Description A new method to form, and improve, magnetic atomic micro traps; these provide a platform for small-scale atom-based quantum sensors. 
IP Reference GB1617145.6 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact The innovation is well-placed to take advantage of recent in-house epitaxial material advances.
 
Title Spectroscopic apparatus and method 
Description The patent filled together with a company, Qrometric, outlines a laser spectroscopic technique for fast and high sensitivity measurement of water vapour. This technique has the capability of sensitivity increases orders of magnitude above existing systems. 
IP Reference WO 2016087450 A3 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact The technology described in the patent will be a major addition to the company's product line, but is still in the early development stages.
 
Description Expert invited to European Commission Quantum Communications Workshop to inform policy implications of quantum computing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Intended outcome was design of a questionnaire to get scientific opion on quantum computing in its various forms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser visit to University on 23 May 2016 
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 Tour of QT Hub labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'The Manufacturer' web editorial team visit on 31 Jan 2017 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact QT Hub tour as part of university visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 1. Co-organising minisymposium on "Complex dynamics of quantum systems" at the Dynamics Days Europe conference in Loughborough, September 2018. (http://dynamicsday2018.lboro.ac.uk) 
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 International workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 1. Developing the "quantum box" exhibit for the "Quantum imaging the brain" exhibit at the 2018 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition - the UK's premier science outreach event, which attracts >14,000 visitors over 7 days, July 2018. 
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 14,000 visitors to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibit on applications of quantum sensors in brain imaging
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 15. 38th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), St Petersburg, Russia, May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited conference talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 17. Quantum World-2017: From E=MC2 to Quantum Industry (CQW2017), Changsha, China, October 2017. Plenary speaker and international speaker for the opening ceremony. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary conference talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 2016 National Quantum Technology Showcase (3 Nov 2016) 
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 Exhibitor - showcasing prototypes and applications for the QT Gravity Sensor and clock

https://2ndqtshowcase.eventbrite.co.uk - researchfish won't accept URL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2016 National Quantum Technology Showcase on 3rd November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Exhibitor - showcasing prototype wavelength conversion devices for generating 780nm laser wavelengths as a component for Rubidium atom traps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 24th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics 
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 Central European Workshop on Qauntum Optics is a highly respectable conference in the field of quantum optics and quantum technologies. The presenter Dr. Petrov delivered a poster presentation on the generation and characterisation of spatially multimode squeezed light for applications in quantum imaging. The presented research triggered discussion with specialists in the field (Ivano Ruo-Berchera from Istituto Nazionale di ricerca metrologica (INRIM)) as well as some interests from quantum technology start-up (Toke Lund-Hansen from Sparrow Quantum).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://cewqo2017.dk/
 
Description 3. Organise the annual review meeting of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology (~100 delegates from industry and universities), Sept. 2017. 
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 Workshop on application of quantum sensors in brain imaging
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 3. Public lecture on Quantum Technologies as part of the international Pint of Science outreach programme, May 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 5th Quantum Technology Community Meeting (DSTL) on 26 April 2016 
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 Hosted by DSTL to showcase research / applications for the QT Gravity Sensor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 5th Quantum Technology Community Meeting on 26th April 2016 
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 Workshop and discussion on industrial engagement in quantum technologies hosted by e2v Chelmsford; discussions here resulted in a collaborative project proposal (subsequently funded) with e2v, Covesion Ltd, and the University of Southampton to the EPSRC QT Hub in Sensors and Metrology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 6 individual exhibits at the 2016 National Quantum Technologies Showcase, November 2, 2016 
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 National Quantum Technology Exhibit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A BEC atom-interferometer with holographic optics for rotation sensing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A BEC atom-interferometer with holographic optics for rotation sensing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A gave a lecture at the FOMO2016 summer school in Arcachon, France. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented a lecture on quantum engineering and technology as part of the summer school. The major outcome was training of postgraduate students and interest in international collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.matterwaveoptics.eu/FOMO2016/school.html
 
Description ACP Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk representing Quantum Hubs as model for investment uniting academia and industry in the UK. Audience: Photonics experts and users from academia and industry. Main geographical focus Asia, but global audience, including Optical Society of America leadership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description AWE on 14 June 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Joe Watson & Abbi Langley met with Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Advising musicians about quantum physics and entanglement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informed an article about quantum physics relating to song "Order and chaos" by Lady Maisery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/11/lady-maisery-reveal-new-video-and-explain-the-science-behind-orde...
 
Description Airbus / KTN / Innovate UK event on 21 April 2016 
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 Attended by Dr Mike Holynski, Dr Fedja Orucevic and representatives of e2v. Our technologies around gravity, time and magnetometry were presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Turing Institute visit to the university on 1 March 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact A visit to the University which highlighted the QT Hubs work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Alex Biasi (Quantel) on 8 March 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alex met with Simon Plant, Kai plus members of the Interferometry team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Andy Lawrence and Lucy Martin (Head of Robotics), EPSRC on 14 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EPSRC visit to university organised by Paul Reay (Research Support). Gave joint presentation with Dr Nicole Metje (Civil Engineering).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Atom Quantum technology COST action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact COST Action to help develop Atom quantum technology in Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Atomes Froids Science Conference, Toulouse, Dec 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation by Mike Holynski
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance and presentation at the Quantum Technology Hub Industry Event 
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 David Paboeuf attended the event: "Quantum Sensors - Opportunities and applications for industry" hosted by the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology at the University of Birmingham. David presented a poster to the industry attendees, summarising the research of the Hastie group at the University of Strathclyde under the the Technology Hub and the Innovate project COALESCe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
 
Description Attended EPSRC QT Imaging, Sensing and Metrology workshop with Simon Bennett and Yeshpal Singh on 6 March 2018 
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 Invitation only workshop looking at ways to shape phase 2 of the QT program. Community consultation which should lead to EPSRC being able to define research priority areas for future funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Autonomous shipping / systems workshop on 30 March 
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 Invitation-only workshop on new sensors for the maritime sector, especially quantum-based devices. The purpose is to explore where & how early adoption of new sensor technologies could provide a competitive advantage in the maritime sector, & inform technology developers on user needs, & users on emerging technological capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BAE (Andy Wright - Director of Strategic Technology) on 29 Nov 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Wright, BAE's Director of Strategic Technology signed a Strategic Framework Agreement on behalf of BAE with the university to strengthen their relationship in research and education. As part of this visit, met with Kai Bongs and had a tour of QT Hub labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BAE (Rob Lewis) on 19 May 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rob Lewis met with Kai Bongs & Max Turner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BAE Systems Ltd - meeting on 3 Aug 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with BAE, DSTL and tour of QT Hub labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BAE Systems plc on 24 Nov 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact John Puddy (Programme Manager, Land Systems) & Emelia Glakowska met with Kai Bongs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC / DSTL filming and fact checking - April 2016 
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 filming at DSTL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC One - South East Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News item reporting one of our breakthroughs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Today Programme 
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 Interview on the Today Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC filming in lab (lasers, MOT and evaporation) - science of temperature 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Filming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BIS event on 2 March 2016 
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 Invited to exhibit in BIS corridor to inform BIS staff on science topics in their lunchtime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Beaconhirst School 
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 Schools
Results and Impact A school visit and tour of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre including a talk on quantum technology, DFB lasers, stem cell hip joint replacements, anti-fouling windows and other nanotechnology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Birmingham Heroes Quantum Technology Campaign 
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 The University rund a Birmingham Heroes Campaign highlighting excellent research within the University. This comprises of a website and related video as well as advertising boards across campus, at London Underground Stations and within local trains. Moreover, the campaign was also used as a showcase at the Birmingham University Annual Meeting on 8/3/18 to a group of approximately 200 invited guests from government, funders, industry, and businesses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/heroes/quantum-technologies.aspx
 
Description Blue Sky research for energy technology conference at the University of Birmingham, 14-15 June 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave presentation on the work of the QT Hub on second day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bosch (Robert Roelver) meeting on 28 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting and tour of QT Hub labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description British Geological Survey meeting on 5 May 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Signed MOU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description British Telecom (Andrew Lord) on 14 June 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Business with Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Nov 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 Tour of the Quantum Technologies labs in Physics East
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CBI (George McFarlane & Richard Butler) visit to University on 8 August 
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 Part of a wider visit to university. Given QT Hub lab tours
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival, 2015 
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 Presentation by Kai Bongs. Engaged in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chris Jones (Innovate UK) visit on 10 March 2017 
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 Chris Jones and his team visited the university & met with Kai Bongs & Simon Bennett. Tour of QT Hub labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chronos Technology Ltd on 17 March 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Charles Curry, Calum Dalmeny & Tony Flavin from Chronos met with Kai Bongs, Costas Constantinou, Yeshpal Singh & Max Turner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Co-chair of working group Atom Technology goes commercial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-chair of working group Atom Technology goes commercial in COST action on Quantum Technology with atoms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Coal Authority on 11 Oct 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bo Iwanskyj & Leigh Sharpe from the Coal Authority met with Kai Bongs, Mike Holynski & Max Turner to discuss the UK's mining legacy, and the potential for gravity sensors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference - Photonics West San Francisco 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk describing measurements of the nonlinear optical lens developed in a surface-emitting semiconductor laser gain chip.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference - Photonics West San Francisco 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Student poster presentation describing a novel spectroscopic technique applicable to the characterisation of nanomechanical resonators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference - Photonics West San Francisco 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk describing measurements of the phase structure on 200-fs pulses emitted by a compact semiconductor laser.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Coverage in all National Newspapers, such as the Telegraph, Metro, Independent, Daily Mail etc. 
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 Wide coverage of one of our research breakthroughs in media throughout the world. All major news papers and news agencies covered this breakthrough.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Cranfield Applied Quantum Technologies Research Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar on quantum technologies for applications in industry. The presentation by Dr. Petrov was about current status of squeezed light source for quantum imaging. It had a general introduction to quantum correlation and entanglement as well as fundamental quantum noise of light. The presentation sparked discussion of how quantum light source could be used in non-destructive testing of aerospace components and about the quantum correlations and entanglement in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/events/events-2017/cranfield-applied-quantum-technologies-research-semin...
 
Description Cranfield Applied Quantum Technologies Research Seminar - Quantum Technologies: Fundamentals, Its impact and Future on 20 June 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave presentation & participated in Q and A session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DELETE ENTRY -UKSA / University of Birmingham Suborbital flights meeting on 2 February 2016 
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 Meeting hosted by UKSA and attended by Kai Bongs & Simon Plant.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DSTL Defence Community Event, Loughborough 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Mike Holynski invited to give a presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DSTL Defence Community, Glasgow 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Mike Holynski invited to give a presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DSTL PhD Spring School on military aspects - 18 April 2016 
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 DSTL PhD students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DSTL PhD workshop 
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 A one day workshop run by DSTL where all their funded quantum technology students presented their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DSTL QPR with invited guests in Dec 2016 
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 MOD briefing and demonstration of gravity gradiometer which was filmed to feature in DSTL publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DSTL Underwater MUFC Team meeting on 15 April 2016 at Porton Down 
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 Dr Michael Holynski gave one of three talks from externals to DSTL, with Michael's being the only technical contribution. The afternoon was technical discussion in work groups, with about 5-10 people having quantum expertise out of a total of 40-50 people.

A thanks and feedback letter was received by Michael from Dr Jane Goff, Dstl Platform Systems, on 28th July 16 which stated that "The day generated a number of valuable ideas which have been collated and will be used to influence decision making at the heart of the Ministry of Defence. Your expertise was crucial in focussing people's minds and giving an insight as to what may be possible in the future."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2016
 
Description DSTL filming 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DSTL filming event at Porton Down
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description David Harvey from Thales on 2 Feb 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Kai Bongs, Max Turner & Mike Holynski. Following the meeting, David offered to advise the QT Hub as a member of our Application and Technology Exploitation Panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Design, 3D Print, & Fly: Presentation at Birmingham Think Tank as a part of the British Science Week 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk was given in the Birmingham Think Tank as a part of the British Science Week activities in 2018. The event was attended by ~50 people from different backgrounds and age groups. The event covered the theory and application of 3D printing for general audience in layman language, including the application of 3D printing activities in Quantum technology. I also carried with me samples and components from the ones we 3D printed at the UoB. I received many requests for visits from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-3d-print-and-fly-bsa-birmingham-annual-prestige-lecture-ticket...
 
Description Deutsche Bank on 23 Feb 2017 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ravinder Singh Assi (Corporate Technology - Credit Risk) and his team met with Yeshpal Singh and Max Turner. Interested in Quantum Clocks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Disruptive SPACE Technology Centre Workshop on 23 March 2016 
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 Simon Plant attended workshop at ECSAT (part of the European Space Agency).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dstl summer school 2015 
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 Presentation of poster "Observation of localised multi-spatial-mode quadrature squeezing" at the Dstl summer school in Birmingham by Josh Hordell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dstl summer school on quantum technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact QT PhD student Ms Rosy Crawford won a secondment at The National Composite Centre at the 2015 DSTL summer school. She led the team that won first prize for a new quantum technology idea and presenting it to a "Dragons Den"-style panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EMTECH event, Feb 2016 in Teddington 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Kai Bongs attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EPSRC Council Meeting on 15 March 2016 
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 EPSRC Council Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESA Space Optical Clock Meeting in Noordwijk, Netherlands 
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 Yeshpal Singh & Simon Plant attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EU Parliament Quantum lunch meeting, Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact progress meeting with peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exhibit on quantum sensor components at UK QT Industry Showcase, November 2016 
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 Exhibit stand to showcase the QT Hub "Atomtronics" quantum sensor component development work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibition done at BIS (BEIS) 
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 We were hosted by BIS (BEIS) to showcase some prototypes and applications for the Quantum Technology Gravity Sensor providing an opportunity to inform politicians and civil servants of our research and demonstrate further the application areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FOMO 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific conference on mattterwave opics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.matterwaveoptics.eu/
 
Description Foreign and Commonwealth Office visit on 11 Aug 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Liesbeth Bouwhuis & Gareth Davies (Head of Science and Innovation |British Embassy Seoul) visiting - meeting with QT Hub team & e2v to demonstrate & inform of research to date & given a tour of QT Hub labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GE Flight Deck Meeting, Birmingham 
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 Cross-hub external meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description GO-Science / Hub / KTN workshop on Civil engineering / geophysical topics for QT, BIS (BEIS) 
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 Exhibition / workshop arranged in partnership with GO-Science, the KTN and UoB/the Hub to identify game changing applications of quantum sensors in civil engineering applications. The outcomes fed into the Quantum Blackett review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quantum-technology-workshop-for-civil-engineering-applications-regist...
 
Description Gave interview on industrial strategy for Engineering the next Generation (EPSRC film) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed as part of film to demonstrate how EPSRC helps the UK economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Geo-engineering Seminar Series 2015, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation by Nicole Metje
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Glasgow Rotary Club talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I gave a talk on nano electronics and nanotechnology to Glasgow Rotary Club. This included some quantum technology, DFB lasers for the internet and stem cell self-repairing hip joint replacements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gooch & Housego visit to perform technical work on 5 July 2016 
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 Guest lab work supervised by Dr Mike Holynski
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Gravity Uses (road mapping) Workshop, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact workshop organised by Cold Quanta, Innovate UK Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Greater Birmingham and the West Midlands - A European Home of Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation, Sep 2015, Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invitation to exhibit demonstrator at event at EU Parliament. Mike Holynski & Simon Plant attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Guest lecture on quantumtechnologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture on "Cold atoms, theory and quantum technology" to 4th year undergraduates taking the UoN module F34AAP "Modern Applications of Physics: From Research to Industry" convened by Dr Andrew Rushforth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Guest undergraduate lecture on Quantum Technologies, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture on Quantum Technologies as part of the "Modern Applications of Physics: From Research to Industry (F34AAP)" module. This sparked questions and further discussion and also stimulated interest for some students to pursue a PhD in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description High Level Flagship Dinner (Quantum Technologies: towards a European FET flagship program) on 15 Nov 2016 in Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invitation from Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, MEP / Tim van der Hagen, President Delft University of Technology to Kai Bongs but attended by Simon Bennett, QT Hub Business Director.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hybrid Quantum Systems Far From Equilibrium - Chicheley Hall 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed talk "Observation of localised multi-spatial-mode quadrature squeezing" to the IOP conference Hybrid Quantum Systems Far From Equilibrium by Plamen Petrov.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ICAP - overview of QT Hub, Soeul, July 2016 
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 Attended by Giovanni Barontini & Lingxiao - poster at conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ICT Event, Oct 2015, Lisbon 
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 Stand at exhibition and presentation by Andy Hinton & Max Turner on 23 Oct.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/ict2015
 
Description IOP evening lecture - February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Institute of Physics evening lecture. About 50 students, their teachers, parents and other members of the public attended an evening lecture about quantum optics and its applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college-eps/physics/outreach-documents/secondary-schools-docu...
 
Description IOP evening lecture, 23 Feb 2016, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IOP lecture and Colloquium, Edinburgh, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact lecture to peers and postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ian Meikle, Director of Infrastructure Systems at IUK and team visit on 16 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit to the university and given tour of QT Labs. Met with Simon Bennett (QT Hub Business Development Director) and I.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovate UK Event, Nov 2015, London 
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 Presentation by Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Innovate UK Quantum Standards Meeting on 8th September 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 Attended Innovate UK hosted user workshop and discussion on the requirements and definition of standard for development of a commercial supply chain for quantum technologies. Discussion with Innovate UK, DTSL, and KTN representatives and industrial stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Innovate UK: Commercialisation of Feasibility Studies briefing event & Industrial strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) workshop on 8th February 2017 
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 Overview of Innovate UK Commercialisation of Feasibility Studies funding round; overview of Industrial strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and definition of challenge areas and discussion within breakout groups, summarised and presented amongst all attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovate UK: Industrial strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) workshop on 16th January 2017 
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 Overview of Industrial strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and definition of challenge areas and discussion within breakout groups, summarised and presented amongst all attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description InnovateUK / KTN Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, 26 Jan 2017 in Birmingham 
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 Given overview of ISCF and definition of the challenge areas / discussion within breakout groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Navigation Conference Feb 2015, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by Yeshpal Singh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International reception - Tobias Ellwood MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at FCO on 2 Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invitation to Kai Bongs & Max Turner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview contributing to leading article in The Economist Magazine, Technology Quarterly, March 11th 2017 
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 Discussions with Jason Palmer. The average circulation of The Economist is approximately 1.5M general public readers. QT is the front cover image and the further pages inside the magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2017-03-09/quantum-devices
 
Description Interview for Pint of Science outreach on Quantum Technologies 
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 Pint of Science organisation interviewed me about my research on quantum technologies as a prelude to a public talk that I will give on May 25 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio 4 Insight Science programme 
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 Interview due to the impact of my research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview on BBC World Service News Update 
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 Coverage of a breakthrough we have made
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Conference Speaker: "Femtosecond Semiconductor Lasers", Photonics Ireland 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Potential future scientific collaboration and joint funding bid with researchers in Republic of Ireland currently under consideration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk - Long-range, Ercolano, Naples, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One of the main meetings in the research topic of long-range interactions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.erbium.at/longrange/
 
Description Invited Talk - workshop on Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics, Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A high profile workshop with invited speakers around the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cdpt.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/QTN_2016.html
 
Description Invited colloquium at the Loughborough University (2 December 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Illustrated the opportunities of quantum technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited colloquium at the University of Bristol (15 January 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Illustrated the opportunities of quantum technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited colloquium at the University of Siegen (7 January 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Illustrated the opportunities of quantum technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited colloquium at the University of Ulm (30 November 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Illustrated the opportunities of quantum technology research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited public lecture at Loughborough University, Qubitter, 5/12/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Physics at the pub event. Event raised awareness and interest in quantum technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited public lecture at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Friday June 5, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Cheltenham Science festival, 'Can we build a quantum computer'. Talk sparked lots of discussion and interest and lots of questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk Dissipative Quantum Chaos: from Semi-Groups to QED Experiments, Republic of Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk Dissipative Quantum Chaos: from Semi-Groups to QED Experiments, Republic of Korea; Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, Daejeon. Important international workshop on a specialist topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://pcs.ibs.re.kr/PCS_Workshops/PCS_Dissipative_Quantum_Chaos_from_Semi-Groups_to_QED.html
 
Description Invited talk Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems, Windsor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems, Windsor, workshop international
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ccpqwindsor.org/home
 
Description Invited talk Nonequilibrium quantum dynamics in low dimensions, Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk for an expert audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Utah, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Specialist conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk and panel discussion on 'The future of the workplace', Brighton 20/09/17 given by Dr Seb Weidt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Organised by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at American Express Europe (24 September 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Illustration of the potential opportunities of quantum technologies to industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at Collective and Cooperative Atom Light Interactions, Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Collective and Cooperative Atom Light Interactions, Durham. Specialist audience on a focussed topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/11636/
 
Description Invited talk at Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics, Prague 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics, Prague, Czech Republic. Large major conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://fqmt.fzu.cz/17/
 
Description Invited talk at GCHQ, Cheltenham (5 June 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the opportunities of quantum technologies for national security. Sparked interest for further engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at International Workshop on Topological Structures in Quantum Matter, Helsinki 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at International Workshop on Topological Structures in Quantum Matter, Helsinki. Specialist audience on a focussed topic; important international meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/qcd/topological_structures_in_quantum_matter_2017/
 
Description Invited talk at PIERS 2015, Prague 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk "The role of the Casimir-Polder potential in enhancing atom chips that incorporate quantum electronic components" at the Focus session on the Casimir Effect and Heat Transfer at the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2015) in Prague, Czech Republic, 06-09 July, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://piers.org/piers2015Prague/session.php?session_id=S002
 
Description Jo Smart and Jamie Vovrosh gave presentations at the QT for Robotics workshop on 13 December 
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 KTN event to bring together QT solutions and robotics challenges, especially in rail, nuclear and utilities. Further discussions with Dynium Robot being facilitated by KTN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jonas Nystrom, Head of Science and Technology at Treasury on 29 March 
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 Visit to the university and given tour of the QT Hub. Thank you note rcvd 3.4.17: Hi Kai, Many thanks for showing me around your labs last week. It was incredibly interesting to see the technology in action and discuss the commercial potential of your work. Please pass on my thanks to your research colleagues and students as well. Best wishes, Jonas Jonas Nystrom | Science and Innovation | Corporate Finance, Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy HM Treasury, 2 Orange, 1 Horse Guards Rd, London, SW1A 2HQ ? 020 7270 4299 | 07775 554638 | www.gov.uk/hm-treasury
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KTN / Innovate QT launch on 8 Sept 2016 
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 Kai Bongs speaker at event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Kantar Public QT RRI activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact About 20 study participants, accompanied by Kantar Public staff members visited QT Hub at University of Birmingham to participate in a 3-stage programme to allow researchers to better understand the general public's uninformed and informed reactions to QT. These events were well attended and supported by staff and students from across the Hub. A formal report on these events, and those hosted by other QT Hubs, is being written by Kantar Public. One study participant followed up the event with an additional lab visit for a demonstration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kayser Italia on 27 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alessandra Tortora & Alessandro Donati met with Kai Bongs & Yeshpal Singh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement with Research - Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Event as part of the University of Oxford's Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement with Research programme.
This was a business-oriented non-technical event, with a strong RRI element, on the topic: "How will quantum technologies change how you do business?"
Invited to participate into a panel discussion (round table).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Laser Requirements for the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Laser Requirements for the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lasers for Quantum Technology 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 The workshop has the aim of bringing together the UK quantum technology community to discuss the laser requirements for the UK Quantum Technology Programme and also advertise to the UK Quantum Technology community the laser research presently being undertaken in the four Quantum Technology Hubs. The event has the aim of developing a roadmap for lasers in quantum technology for the UK Quantum Technology programme. The aim is to also link the work and requirements to UK industry to aid the translation and development of the laser systems required for key Quantum Technology applications in the UK programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lasers for Quantum Technology Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop has the aim of bringing together the UK quantum technology community to discuss the laser requirements for the UK Quantum Technology Programme and also advertise to the UK Quantum Technology community the laser research presently being undertaken in the four Quantum Technology Hubs. The event has the aim of developing a roadmap for lasers in quantum technology for the UK Quantum Technology programme. The aim is to also link the work and requirements to UK industry to aid the translation and development of the laser systems required for key Quantum Technology applications in the UK programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of NPL Instruments on 1 Nov 2016 
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 Kai Bongs attended launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Launch of the Innovation Initiative (DSTL / BEIS)) IRIS - innovation for defence (16 Sep 2016) 
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 announcement and exhibition - attended by Mike Holynski
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gov.uk/government/news/laser-weapon-prototype-part-of-new-defence-innovation-initiative
 
Description Leonardo UK on 7 March 2017 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ian Flint & Sophie Hutchins met with Yeshpal, Singh, Max Turner, Kai Bongs & Mike Holynski
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Liz Donley visited and gave presentation about her research at NIST to the group. 
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 Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Discussions post presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Liz Flint (Interim COO of Compund Semiconductor Applications Catapult (CSAC) with Chris Lord from Southampton University's Business Engagement team on 12 July 
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 discussed potential for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description London Java Community / Skills Matter Public Lecture, 14 March, 2016 
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 Public lecture in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description M Squared Lasers Ltd meeting - 27 July 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting and tour of QT Hub labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MOT demonstration at Dundee Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Laura Hay - Display of demonstration system for laser-cooling of atoms at Dundee Science Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MOT demonstration at University of St Andrews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Laura Hay - Display of demonstration system for laser-cooling of atoms at University of St Andrews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MP Eddie Hughes (Con, Walsall North) requested a tour of the QT Hub on 13 February 
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 Expressed an interested in QT and its applications and wanted to learn more. Joined by Simon Bennett.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Magnetic Shields meeting on 19 May 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact meeting to discuss collaboration on project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Management Board, Birmingham 
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 Board meeting - overseeing QT project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) visit to University of Birmingham (12 Dec 2016) 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chris Vowles (Head of Industrial Partnerships) and some of his team - lunchtime discussion followed by a tour of the QT Hub labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Maplesoft CEO, Jim Cooper visiting university 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Maplesoft meeting with Nicola Wilkin, Director of Education, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Joined the meeting for lunchtime discussions. Impact / outcome???
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mark Thompson, InnovateUK (Lead Technologist, Energy Systems) visited the University on 24 March 2017 
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 Given a tour of the QT Hub labs by Mike Holynski, Gravity Imager Team Leader.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Matthew Aldous, Yeshpal Singh and Jo Smart participated at the joint Hub workshop with NQIT on Components for QT, Nottingham, 22-23 January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The event was arranged to share knowledge about the non-laser components being developed and used within the two Hubs, bringing academic component developers and academic users of components together. The discussions and presentations helped to populate the Hub technology roadmap, and identified, guided by the industrial component suppliers who were participating, methods of working more efficiently as a community to facilitate the future commercial supply of key components required for QT systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meet the Hubs, Ipswich 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 Event hosted by BT at Adastral Park. Exhibitors were Kai Bongs and Costas Constantinou
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meet the Hubs, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at even organised by KTN, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with AWHydrographic on 25 May 
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 Meet with Andy Waddington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Amanda Diez Fernandez (POST) on 25 Nov 2016 
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 Research for POSTnote - overview of Quantum Technologies, their expected impact and timescales to commercialisation. Inputs provided at the meeting were transferred into the POSTnote.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.parliament.uk/post
 
Description Meeting with Andrew Lord from BT on 7 September 
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 Joined by Yeshpal Singh, Andrew Middleton, Simon Bennett & Mike Holynski. Discussed ISCF and Innovate UK, integration of QT for Findit project and general updates on both sides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with BAE Systems Andy Wright 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact This meeting with BAE Systems including discussions on different aspects of quantum technology including quantum imaging, DFB lasers for quantum technology, navigation and a range of other security and defence applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Bob Mason from Terrafix Ltd on 31 August 
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 Joined by Costas Constantinou, Professor of Communication Electrodynamics and Max Turner, Business Engagement. Discussed collaborative possibilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Chris Doran from ARM 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with ARM to discuss opportunities for quantum technology collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Eamonn Murphy (ESA), Patrick Gill (NPL) and Erlling Riis (Strathclyde University) on 9 February 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Undisclosed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with GSK - George Tuckwell 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact A meeting with George Tuckwell from GSK to understand their requirements for gravity imaging and detection with regard to quantum technology. Updates were given for the MEMS and other QT gravity work at Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Gooch and Housego - Mark Farries 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions on quantum technology with Gooch and Housego. These discussions included photonic packaging of DFB lasers and other quantum technology components.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Henry White, BAE - Lead Technologist: Sensing on 6 April 
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 Also present at meeting was Simon Bennett, QT Hub Business Development Director and Max Turner (Business Engagement). Discussions centred around possible collaborations, iCase and MRes placements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with JRC re Civilian de-mining 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting with JRC in Milan to discuss civilian de-mining - will grow through QSENSE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Kaiam - Henk Bulthuis 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion with Kaiam about Si photonics with heterogeneously integrated DFB lasers for telecoms and similar approaches for quantum technology around 780 nm. An NDA and joint development agreement was signed after this meeting to develop silicon nitride waveguide platform technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Katherine Wright,Head of Space Science, UKSA 
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 Meeting with Kai Bongs, Mike Cruise & Simon Plant - tour of labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Keysight 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit and meeting with Keysight to discuss quantum technology. Keysight presented their future roadmap for quantum technology and Douglas Paul presented the Quantic QT Hub and the UK National QT Hub on Sensors and Metrology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Lisa Leonard, Nivette Chester and John Turland from NPL on 10 November 
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 Also present, Max Turner (Business Engagement). Discussion around QT/NPL plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with M Squared Lasers, Kelvin Nanotechnology, Optocap and telephone call with University of Birmingham 
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 A meeting to develop an InnovateUK proposal to develop integrated locking interferometers for DFB lasers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Meggitt Sensing Systems on 15 May 
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 Max Turner (Business Engagement & I met with Tito Hanspal & Mark Langley to explore collaboration possibilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with National Instruments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Teleconference meeting to discuss collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with National Physical Laboratory CEO Pete Thompson 
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 This was a meeting with the CEO of the National Physical Laboratory, Pete Thompson to discuss collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Optocap - Stephen Duffy 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions on a range of packaging solutions for MEMS and DFB laser quantum technology work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Optocap to discuss subcontract work 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a visit from Stephen Duffy of Optocap to discuss potential collaborations and subcontract work. There was also a discussion of partnership QT proposals and Innovate UK proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Oxford Instruments on 7 July 
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 Meeting / visit organised by Yeshpal Singh (UOB). Zaid Melhem & colleagues met with myself, Simon Bennett (QT Hub Business Development Director) and Max Turner (Business Engagement). Discussions around cryogenically cooled crystal oscillators and potential collaboration on an Innovate UK project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with QinetiQ - Jeremy Ward and Gillian Marshall 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions with QinetiQ on potential quantum technology collaborations on MEMS gravimeters, imaging and photonic techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Raytheon System Ltd on 23 Aug 
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 Met with Dr Peter Langsford FIET , (CTO) David Glenister & Stephen Dimmick. Joined by Simon Bennett, Max Turner & Mike Holynski from the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Torr Scientific 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss opportunities for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with US DoD representative on secondment to the MOD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a meeting with the US DoD representative to MOD who was interested to see the quantum technology work at Glasgow. This meeting was arranged by the Government Office of Science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with UTAS on 14 March 2017 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Alan Malvern, Senior Consultant Engineer & Kevin Townsend, chief engineer of technology development. Discussion centered around "road maps", progress to date and possibility of future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Zetica Ltd on 5 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Along with Dr Mike Holynski, Gravity Team Leader, met with Asger Eriksen, CEO & team. The future use of test sites was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Michael Holynski gave a keynote seminar at SU2P conference on 6 April 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Keynote seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Michael Holynski gave a talk at QUAMP2017 in Glasgow on 6 Sep 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://quamp2017.iopconfs.org/programme
 
Description Michael Holynski, Nicole Metje, Anthony Rodgers and Simon Plant invited to speak at RANK Gravity Symposium, Grasmere on 17-20 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact presentations given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Michelle Nutt (Assist. Director Cities & Local Growth Unit, BEIS) on 25 April 
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 Visit to university. Given tour of QT labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Midlands Innovation Photonics Event, Jan 2016, Aston University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Plamen Petrov attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Midlands Photonics Innovation Event - Aston 2016 
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 Poster "Observation of localised multi-spatial-mode quadrature squeezing" presented by Dr Plamen Petrov at the workshop Middlands Photonics Innovation Event, Aston University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NASA Fundamental Physics Workshop 2016, 11-13 April, Dana Point California 
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 Simon Plant presentation: 'Cold atom quantum sensors for space'. Contributions from universities, industry, NASA, European (ESA), German (DLR) and French (CNES) space agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NPL / KTN workshop on test beds for quantum navigation sensors on 14 March 2016 
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 Event hosted by NPL to showcase achievements to date. Presentation by Prof Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NPL Meeting, Teddington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact QT Hub internal meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPL visit (Dr Peter Thompson, CEO) on 11 Nov 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact QT Hub tour / discussion re collaboration - leasing room within QT Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description National Quantum Technology Showcase on 11th November 2015 
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 Exhibitor - showcasing prototype wavelength conversion devices for generating 780nm laser wavelengths as a component for Rubidium atom traps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nature (journal) team visit on 20 May 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact tour of QT Hub labs as part of visit to the School of Physics & Astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Navigation Meeting, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Network Rail on 23 Nov 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Kai Bongs met with Mark Gaddes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Network Rail on 6 Feb 2017 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Miriam Maclenna met with Kai Bongs, Nicole Metje and Max Turner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New Scientist Live Exhibition 
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 Together with BT we had a Quantum Technology Exhibit at the New Scientist Live Exhibition at the EXCEL arena in London, which attracted over 20,000 people. This allowed us to bring the idea of quantum technology sensing to the general public and encourage children to get involved in STEM subjects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nick Starkey (BEIS) & team visiting on 15 Dec 2016 
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 Visit to the School of Physics & Astronomy. Tour of QT Hub labs to showcase research & applications for QT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Northrop Grumman meeting/ visit on 10 May 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Dr Mike Holynski & Dr Costas Constantinous to introduce QT Hub as part of wider collaboration discussions between University of Birmingham and Northrop Grumman.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Outreach talk on engineering to Kinnoull Primary School (Primary 3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on engineering to Kinnoull Primary School (Primary 3)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Outreach talk on nanotechnology and quantum technology at Glasgow Rotary Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an outreach talk to the Glasgow Rotary Club which in predominantly business people. The topic was nanotechnology, photonics, quantum technology and the impact on the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach talk on nanotechnology and quantum technology at Newton Means Probus Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a debating society in a suburb of Glasgow that I gave an outreach talk to over 100 people on nanotechnology and quantum technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oxford Instruments meeting on 4 July 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting & tour of QT Hub to discuss potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Panel discussion 'Public Perception of Quantum Technologies', Bonn, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation by Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Panel discussion on Quantum Sensors at QBIT 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Intervened on a panel on Quantum Sensing and Metrology, organised at the QBIT conference in Bristol. Industries were present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Panel member at Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe and the European Quantum Electronics Conference in Munich on 28 June 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact International awareness raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participation in the EPSRC Quantum Technology Visit to the University of Strathclyde 
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 Participated in the meeting with the EPSRC Quantum Technology team and presented the research of the group in the area of narrow linewidth lasers for quantum technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in the National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2018 
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 Presented an exhibit at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase on "Semiconductor disk lasers for quantum technologies." Presented the semiconductor disk laser technology and the research work developed at Universities of Strathclyde and Southampton under the UK National Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology. Also highlighted the technology transfer, carried out in partnership with the Fraunhofer Centre of Applied Photonics, to industry partners, like M Squared Lasers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in the Strathclyde Symposium on Quantum Information, Simulation and Metrology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Attendance at the Strathclyde Symposium on Quantum Information, Simulation and Metrology, an informal workshop in the next generation quantum technologies carried out across the Institute of Photonics and Optics divisions at Strathclyde. Group member David Paboeuf presented a poster on the research of the group in the area of narrow linewidth semiconductor lasers for quantum technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in the Strathclyde and Nanyang Technological University Industry Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in the Strathclyde-NTU-Industry Symposium, "Innovation and Impact: How Global Research Partnerships can Power Successful Technological Economies". Presented the research and knowledge transfer activities of our group in the area of narrow linewidth semiconductor lasers for quantum technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Photonex Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alan Kemp - Invited talk during the Fraunhofer Session at Photonex Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Photonics Day (Southampton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The photonics day event involved several speakers discussing research into quantum effects and optics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Pint of Science - Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Pint of Science' is an international science festival in which university researchers present their work to the general public. Each talk is typically hosted within a public house (hence the name) and all talks are given all over the world across the same few days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://pintofscience.com/
 
Description Pint of Science interview 
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 Video interview about my work on Quantum technologies for Pint of Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVZRIdBJgVk
 
Description Pint of Science lecture: "How quantum technology can improve our future" - Dr Mike Holynski on 23 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An introduction to quantum mechanics and the Quantum Hub. With a focus on gravity, and also some on clocks/magnetic sensing. Lecture by Dr Mike Holynski
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plenary Talk "Lasers in the UK National Quantum Technology Programme" at LPHYS'18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The annual Laser Physics Workshop will take place in the UK this year. Tropper has been invited to act as honorary co-chair, and preside over the opening session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Portculis House Quantum Technology Roundtable 
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 I attended a workshop at Portculis House organised by GO Science to discuss the potential for quantum technology uses by Government and translational routes through UK companies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on DFB Lasers at Atomic Clock Workshop at Ross Priory, November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a workshop on Atomic Clocks run by Strathclyde University. There was a lot of interest in DFB lasers internationally to be used with cold atom systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on narrow linewidth semiconductor disk lasers for quantum technologies at Workshop on Miniaturised Atomic Clocks 
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 Presentation on narrow linewidth semiconductor disk lasers for quantum technologies given by Jennifer Hastie at the Workshop on Miniaturised Atomic Clocks, supported by the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology. The aim of the workshop was to "review the efforts towards developing new miniaturised atomic clocks and establish synergies and opportunities for collaboration."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://photonics.phys.strath.ac.uk/ross-priory-clocks-workshop/
 
Description Presentations at SPIE Photonics West Exhibition and Conference, Feb 2016, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact M Squared gave presentations and had a few stand at event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press release on Nature publication 
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 Article written in IEEE Spectrum (http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/hardware/a-new-kind-of-atom-trap-for-quantum-computers#)

Press release propagated (at time of writing) to EurekAlert!, Nanowerk, Phys.org, R&D Magazine, Science Daily, Nanotechnology Now, Space Daily, Controlled Environments, Science Newsline Technology, Science Codex, myScience.

Article written in IEEE Spectrum based on interview (http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/hardware/a-new-kind-of-atom-trap-for-quantum-computers#) More contacts from colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressrelease/id/27271
 
Description Public talk on Quantum Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the public attended two University of Nottingham Open Days to learn about the research underway, which led to questions and discussion immediately after the talk and throughout the day. In total, four talks on Quantum Technologies were delivered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public talk on Quantum Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Several hundred pupils attended the University of Nottingham to learn about the research and teaching underway, which led to questions and discussion immediately after the talk and throughout the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Publication of POSTNote on overview of QT, their expected impact and timescales to commercialisation on 24 April 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Intended to raise awareness of Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0552/POST-PN-0552.pdf
 
Description QT Hub Business Development Leaders Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Business Engagement professionals from each of the 4 Quantum Technology Hubs, plus funder representatives met in York to exchange ideas and share best practice. Added to the building of cross-hub relationships which may lead to co-funding a Partnership Resource funded project with another QT Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QT Hub Directors' Meeting, July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact regular directors' meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QT Hub an exhibitor at 6th Defence and Security Quantum Technology Community Meeting on 12 April 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Event to showcase some of the successes to date, which have involved Dstl funding e.g. gravity gradiometer and optical lattice clock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description QT SOUNDwalk, Birmingham 
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 On 12th March 18, Jo Smart, Luuk Earl (PhD student) and Annie Mahtani (Dept of Music) co-led a group, including a group of 10 school students and their teacher, on a Quantum Technology-themed SOUNDwalk event as part of the University of Birmingham's Arts and Science Festival. This guided walk with live narration launched the SOUNDwalker app which can be downloaded (from the app store, etc) and used after the event for a self-guided QT SOUNDwalk. Immediately after the event, the school party (studying physics A Level at St Pauls School for Girls) requested, and was given, a tour of the QT labs in the QT Hub Technology Transfer Centre and the students and teacher asked many questions. The potential for future engagement was briefly discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/news/events/2018/quantum-technology-soundwalk.aspx
 
Description QT Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event sponsored by British High Commission in Singapore, linking Asian and British scientists with industrial and political representatives. All Quantum Hubs represented + key members of Singapore Centre for Quantum Technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QUAMP 2015, Brighton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QUAMP 2017 International conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact QUAMP is a biennial conference which gathers academics from atomic molecular and quantum physics fields. Dr. Petrov has presented recent results in transport of spatial quantum correlations through an optical multichannel waveguide. The talk has sparked discussions in the applicability of the method in qauntum-enhanced endoscopic imaging (Síle Nic Chormaic from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) and fundamental aspects of multi-spatial mode squeezing (John Rarity from University of Bristol and Sonja Franke-Arnold from University of Glasgow).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://quamp2017.iopconfs.org/home
 
Description QUAMP poster - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at the Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics held at Sussex University, Josh Hordell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QUAMP talk - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed talk "Quantum imaging: Ironing out the quantum roughness of light" at the Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics conference held at Sussex University, by Vincent Boyer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QUANTUM EUROPE 2016: A New Era in Technology, 17-18 May 2016 in Amsterdam 
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 Kai Bongs & Trevor Cross on panel. E2v & QT Hub exhibiting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description QinetiQ on 6 Dec 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gillian Marshall & Jeremy Ward met with Kai Bongs, Mike Holynski & Max Turner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description QuantEra Call (EPSRC) on 13 Feb 2017 
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 Event organised by EPSRC and hosted by the University of Birmingham. EPSRC is a member of the QuantERA consortium of national/regional research funding organisations supporting research in Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (Q-ICST). The QuantERA consortium has created a common funding instrument to support European research consortia that engage in long-term research in the area of Q-ICST. This was the first call for proposals in the field of Quantum Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Quantum Cohort Showcase Event on 10 March 2016 
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 presentation by Prof Kai Bongs to highlight achievements to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum International Working Group on 6 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hosted by BIS (BEIS)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Sensor workshop (Brazil) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Summer School + dedicated Quantum sensor academic workshop linking QT Hub on sensors to key academics in the area across South America/Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Quantum Sensors - Opportunities and applications for industry event on 14 June 2016 
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 Event hosted at the University of Birmingham to showcase applications for Quantum Technologies. Presentations to industry and exhibits from industry partners including e2v and M Squared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://optics.org/news/7/6/27
 
Description Quantum Technology - Implementations for Space (9 Nov 2016), ESTEC, Noorwijk, The Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the workshop is to present to ESA the Quantum Technology commercialisation programmes that have recently emerged within the ESA member states and to identify possible areas of collaboration for the implementation of Quantum Technologies in space.

Attended by Kai Bongs, Simon Bennett, Mike Holynski & Georgina Croft.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Technology Funding Competition Briefing Event on 2 March 2017 
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 by Innovate UK / KTN and hosted by the University of Birmingham to promote quantum technologies. Presentation by Kai Bongs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-commercialisation-of-quantum-technolog...
 
Description Quantum Technology Research at the University of Glasgow 
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 I presented at the InnovateUK and Technology Scotland event on the Compound Semiconductor Catapult on the 4th May 2016 at SVS200 in Glasgow. The talk was to over 50 Uk companies involved with compound semiconductors in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Technology Workshop for Civil Engineering Applications on 1 July 2016 
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 Event hosted by BIS (BEIS)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quantum-technology-workshop-for-civil-engineering-applications-registr...
 
Description Quantum Technology Workshop for Defence & Security on 25 October 2016 
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 Hosted by BEIS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Technology Workshop for Healthcare on 1 Sep 2016 
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 Workshop arranged in collaboration with GO-Science and the KTNM. Kai Bongs & Max Turner attended. This workshop had the intention to identify game-changing technology opportunities offered by QT magnetic sensors in healthcare and served for networking with industry. It led to several requests for collaboration projects with industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Technology and Space reception & dinner on 8 Nov 2016 at The Hague 
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 Dinner hosted by British Ambassador to The Netherlands, Sir Geoffrey Adams at his residence and attended by Simon Bennett.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quantum Technology for the 21st Century, 9-10 May 2016 
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 Hosted by the Royal Society - Kai Bongs guest speaker. Kevin Ridley, Geoff de Villiers & Phil Milsom also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2016/05/quantum-technology/
 
Description Quantum UK 2015, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation by Kai Bongs and Trevor Cross (e2v). Demonstrator on stage (Peter Knight)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Quantum technologies public talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the public attended a University of Nottingham Open Day, and were involved in discussion after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Quantum technology 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 Our work was represented at the Quantum Technology showcase in London, November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Quatum Technology in Government even, March 2016, London 
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 Display by Mike Holynski & his team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Raffaele Nolli - speaker at Fundemental Physics in Space (ZARM) in Bremen, 23-24 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Raised the international profile of the QT Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Seminar presented at Element Six Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Research Seminar presented at Element Six Ltd
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Seminar presented at Element Six Ltd 
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 Alan Kemp - Research Seminar presented at Element Six Ltd
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Response to journalist 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Responded to a request for information. Had a 40-minute phone interview on the topic of quantum communications and quantum radar with a journalist, for the elaboration of and article in the Royal Aeronautical Society's Aerospace magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.aerosociety.com/aerospace
 
Description Responsible Research and Innovation workshop 
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 Workshop on Responsible research and Innovation in Quantum Technologies for Defence, organised by NQIT Quantum Technology hub, Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Richard Kenny, West Midlands Combined Authority's Director of Partnerships (Universities) visit on 9 Jan 2017 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Richard Kenny is responsible for working with region's universities to ensure that the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) can leverage the expertise of WM HEIs in the most appropriate way and to further develop strategic-level relations. The aim of this visit is to broaden and deepen his contacts with other parts of the University engaged with the regional agenda, particularly EPS (Engineering and Physical Sciences), LES (Life and Environmental Sciences) and MDS (Medical and Dental Sciences). Given tour of the QT Labs to showcase research & applications of QT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Royal Institiute of Navigation INC 2016 (Nov 2016) at Strathclyde University 
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 Kai Bongs gave keynote address: Quantum Sensors for Inertial - Challenges and Opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://internationalnavigationconference.org.uk/
 
Description Royal Society Quantum Showcase event 11th November 2015 
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 Winfried Hensinger showcased exhibits to illustrate ion trapping and interacted with attendees from industry as well as politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SPACE Conference, University Of Birmingham 
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 Wider SPACE research & companies invitation event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SPIE 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific conference on quantum technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://spie.org/EPE/conferencedetails/quantum-technologies
 
Description SPIE Photonics Europe 2016 - Brussels on 5-6 April 2016 
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 Chaired session / delivered keynote for QT conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SU2P (External organisation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Member (and latterly chair) of the SU2P working group on Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Optics. SU2P is a science bridges programme in photonics between Stanford and the Scottish Universities. Member 2013 to 2016. Chair 2015 to 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description SU2P Workshop on Diamond for Quantum Technology and Sensors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Laura Hay - Participation in workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SU2P Workshop on Diamond for Quantum Technology and Sensors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SU2P Workshop on Diamond for Quantum Technology and Sensors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SU2P Workshop on Diamond for Quantum Technology and Sensors 
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 Alan Kemp - participant in workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SU2P working group on Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Optics. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alan Kemp - Member (and latterly chair) of the SU2P working group on Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Optics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUSSP71 Glasgow 2015 
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 Presentation of poster "Observation of localised multi-spatial-mode quadrature squeezing" at the SUSSP71 summer school in Glasgow by Josh Hordell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Alan Kemp - Outreach talk on engineering to Kinnoull Primary School (Primary 3)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Science & Technology Options Assessments (STOA) Workshop- QT Opportunities for the European Economy & Society on 6 April in Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event hosted by European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) - participated in a workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Science and Sir Peter Knight Expert Round Table, Sep 2015, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Government meeting attended by Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scottish Launch of the International Year of Light 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Laura Hay - Display of demonstration system for laser-cooling of atoms at the Scottish Launch of the International Year of Light at the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar (Berkeley University, CA, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar was presented tot he atomic physics group headed by Holger Muller. There is a large amount of overlap between our research agendas and we discussed future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar (JILA, Colorado, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar presented my research related to the Quantum Tech Hub for sensors and metrology to both academics in The University of Colorado, as well as industrial developers from Coldquanta Inc. The seminar led to discussions of further collaboration and the invitation to return for a longer period for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar (National Institute of Standard and Technology, Boulder, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The aim of the seminar was to present work related to the Quantum Tech Hub for Sensing and Metrology, and explore collaborative links. Several opportunities we found in relation to developing portable metrology standards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar (Sandia Labs, NM, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar was presented to Government researchers at Sandia Labs and also the Air force research Laboratory. The presentation sparked an hour long question session, and my research made a significant impact on how their research can be used for commercial applications. I was also invited to explore the AFRL research labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar and the University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a talk at the Clarendon laboratory detailing my research and that of the quantum technology hubs. The major outcome was interest in future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar at Swansea university 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a talk detailing my research and that of the quantum technology hubs. The major outcome was interest in future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar at the University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a talk at the physics department at the University of southampton detailing my research and that of the quantum technology hubs. The major outcome was interest in future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Short Film for the University of Birmingham's website 
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 A short video was produced to explain to the general public why gravity sensors matter and what the potential of quantum technology gravity sensors is. The video can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/civil/metje-nicole.aspx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/civil/metje-nicole.aspx
 
Description Simon Bennett met with JRC on 27 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact undisclosed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Simon Plant gave a presentation at COST Action Quantum Technologies in Space Conference in Malta, 27-30 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Plant presented an overview of our efforts in developing & maturing atom interferometry technologies for space-based applications. Reported on the progress of the development of a portable gravity gradiometer for ground-based measurements in the field, as well as our efforts towards a space-borne gravity gradiometer, aiming at next generation gravity missions. Introduced details of the CASPA project, an initiative to develop a cold atoms-based space payload. Georgina Croft, one of our PhD students also attended the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Single-shot, optical-phase-insensitive interferometry with a BEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited departmental seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sinkhole Video 
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 In order to demonstrate the potential of Quantum Technology Gravity Sensors, we created a video to highlight the issues related to the detection of sinkholes and how QT sensors can help with this. The video was co-created with RSK as the industrial collaborator giving it more credibility amongst practitioners and acting as an example of good practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8SmmjieVhI
 
Description Sky News Tonight With Dermot Murnaghan 
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 Appearance on the evening news due to the impact of my research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smart Sensors Seminar at Qinetiq in Malvern - 21 June 2016 
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 Workshop attended by Max Turner - to establish interest in further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at UCL-CDT School, Chicheley Hall, Dec 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation by Kai Bongs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at the Engineering Forum at Queen's University, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact An invited presentation was held at Queen's University, Canada entitled 'Making the Subsurface Visible - How to make excavation safer'. This is part of a regular forum series and attracts around 40 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tantalum pentoxide waveguides and microresonators for VECSEL based frequency combs; Talk at Photonics West 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Theo Chen Sverre at VECSELs VIII, at Photonics West, San Francisco 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Telecomms Market for Clocks 
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 Researchers, supply chain industries and large end users met to discuss the applications of QT clocks within the commercial and military telecoms arena. This lead to a better understanding of the needs and segmentation of the clock market, and helped to focus research efforts, build market awareness of the developing technologies and encourage continuing supply chain involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Sussex IQT group curated a Quantum computer exhibition at the British Science Museum, February - June 2018 
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 Researchers from the University of Sussex will reveal the secrets of quantum computers to the UK public at the Science Museum in London this week. Launched on Wednesday February 7th, the 'Could quantum computers change the world?' will illuminate a topic that has baffled scientists for decades. Curated by Sussex physicists in partnership with the Science Museum, it will be displayed in the Tomorrow's World gallery space and will run for four months.
Once confined to science fiction - quantum theory predictions include that an object can be in two places at the same time - quantum computers are now becoming a reality, with the University of Sussex among those leading the development.
The technology is so powerful that quantum computers will be able to calculate in minutes what would take even today's fastest supercomputers billions of years. Unlike current computing, which uses binary codes, quantum computers instead use quantum states. It has enormous implications for a broad range of sectors such as finance, science and security.
Last year the University of Sussex published the world's first practical blueprint for constructing a quantum computer. It followed collaboration with scientists around the world and Google US. The Sussex team is now in the process of building a prototype device, and are ramping up their efforts to build what may be the most powerful computer on earth.
Dr Sebastian Weidt, Senior Scientist in the Ion Quantum Technology group at the University of Sussex, is the lead physicist on the exhibition. He and colleagues will be talking to members of the public at a series of live events at the Science Museum between 13th and 15th February. Visitors will have the chance to remotely take control of a small-scale quantum computer that is located at the University of Sussex.
Dr Weidt said: "It has been a fantastic experience and a great pleasure to work with the Science Museum on this exhibition and help explain this potentially world-changing technology to the public.
"I am particularly thrilled visitors will be able to see some of the core quantum computer components currently under development at the University of Sussex. It'll help people get a real feel for what these machines look like. I am also very much looking forward to having the opportunity to talk to the general public about our work at the Science Museum Tomorrow's World Live events."
Amy Pollak, Content Developer at the Science Museum, said: "Quantum computers may soon have a significant impact on all of our lives. So it's great for us to be working with the University of Sussex to share this exciting and cutting edge technology with our visitors."
Visitors will learn about some of the most important underlying principles of how a quantum computer works and what makes it so powerful. They will learn how these computers will be useful, and may change our lives. A model of the vacuum system used in the University of Sussex's quantum computer prototype will be on display. The exhibition will also show a silicon wafer comprising 64 quantum computing microchips, which is the heart of the quantum computer being developed at Sussex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-quantum/
 
Description The Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group had two individual exhibits at the 2017 National Quantum Technologies Showcase, November 2, 2016 
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 National Quantum Technology Showcase in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity