UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensing and Timing

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

Abstract

The Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing, a collaboration between 7 universities, NPL, BGS and industry, will bring disruptive new capability to real world applications with high economic and societal impact to the UK. The unique properties of QT sensors will enable radical innovations in Geophysics, Health Care, Timing Applications and Navigation. Our established industry partnerships bring a focus to our research work that enable sensors to be customised to the needs of each application. The total long term economic impact could amount to ~10% of GDP.

Gravity sensors can see beneath the surface of the ground to identify buried structures that result in enormous cost to construction projects ranging from rail infrastructure, or sink holes, to brownfield site developments. Similarly they can identify oil resources and magma flows. To be of practical value, gravity sensors must be able to make rapid measurements in challenging environments. Operation from airborne platforms, such as drones, will greatly reduce the cost of deployment and bring inaccessible locations within reach.

Mapping brain activity in patients with dementia or schizophrenia, particularly when they are able to move around and perform tasks which stimulate brain function, will help early diagnosis and speed the development of new treatments. Existing brain imaging systems are large and unwieldy; it is particularly difficult to use them with children where a better understanding of epilepsy or brain injury would be of enormous benefit. The systems we will develop will be used initially for patients moving freely in shielded rooms but will eventually be capable of operation in less specialised environments. A new generation of QT based magnetometers, manufactured in the UK, will enable these advances.

Precision timing is essential to many systems that we take for granted, including communications and radar. Ultra-precise oscillators, in a field deployable package, will enable radar systems to identify small slow-moving targets such as drones which are currently difficult to detect, bringing greater safety to airports and other sensitive locations.

Our world is highly dependent on precise navigation. Although originally developed for defence, our civil infrastructure is critically reliant on GNSS. The ability to fix one's location underground, underwater, inside buildings or when satellite signals are deliberately disrupted can be greatly enhanced using QT sensing. Making Inertial Navigation Systems more robust and using novel techniques such as gravity map matching will alleviate many of these problems.

In order to achieve all this, we will drive advanced physics research aimed at small, low power operation and translate it into engineered packages to bring systems of unparalleled capability within the reach of practical applications. Applied research will bring out their ability to deliver huge societal and economic benefit. By continuing to work with a cohort of industry partners, we will help establish a complete ecosystem for QT exploitation, with global reach but firmly rooted in the UK.

These goals can only be met by combining the expertise of scientists and engineers across a broad spectrum of capability. The ability to engineer devices that can be deployed in challenging environments requires contributions from physics electronic engineering and materials science. The design of systems that possess the necessary characteristics for specific applications requires understanding from civil and electronic engineering, neuroscience and a wide range of stakeholders in the supply chain. The outputs from a sensor is of little value without the ability to translate raw data into actionable information: data analysis and AI skills are needed here. The research activities of the hub are designed to connect and develop these skills in a coordinated fashion such that the impact on our economy is accelerated.

Planned Impact

The Hub for Sensors and Timing will build on an exceptional track record of delivering significant impact based on world-class research. Our initiatives for impact include:
1) Supply of a trained, skilled workforce. We will train over 500 PDRAs, PhDs and undergraduate students in QT Innovation; our sector-leading first year PhD training course will be developed into a self-contained taught Masters' course accessible to industry-based participants
2) Industry-led collaborative projects; in Phase 1 we delivered £75M of leverage, expected to rise to £100M in Phase 2
3) Educate over 200 companies in the potential of QT, influencing investment behaviour through technoeconomic data such as Value Chain Analysis
4) A pipeline of technology exploitation opportunities for the UK through IP capture. The first Hub captured 145 ROIs and 15 patents, we expect this to increase in Phase 2
5) Reach and educate over 100 000 people via our public engagement activities, social media campaigns, and website

Long term, Quantum sensors with improved performance to current technologies will provide significant savings and generate new high-value markets. We will develop technologies relevant for 4 key sectors:

Infrastructure Productivity. Use of gravity sensors within surveys could reduce project overspend from 100% to 20%. We will focus initially on railway applications, yielding a potential saving of >£250M p.a. Mobile gravity sensors will accurately locate buried infrastructure, reducing utilities incurred costs of >£1.5 bn in street works and >6 million days of road disruption.

Oil and Environment. Conservative estimates indicate markets for quantum-sensors in oil surveys (£45M p.a.), volcano monitoring (>£200M), and carbon sequestration sites (>£100M p.a.) with obvious economic and environmental benefits, e.g. streamlining footprint and cost of oil exploration and enabling efforts to combat global warming. Use within soil-monitoring systems will facilitate 10% improvement in crop yield, helping to feed the global population

Healthcare. The economic cost of dementia is estimated at $1trn (World Alzheimer's Report 2015). MEG can monitor brain function which, with quantum sensors, can be made wearable. This will unlock new treatment pathways, enabling increased quality of life for patients and reducing the care load on society. Our magnetic brain scanning system will pave the way for myriad clinical and neuroscientific advances. Lifetime compliance enables data capture in children, enabling study of neurodevelopment. Free movement allows new experimental paradigms, e.g. in virtual environments, social interaction, or studying walking/falls in the elderly. At a cost <£100k, MEG could replace EEG as the technique of choice for epilepsy monitoring. Other clinical applications include brain injury, mental health and dementia. A 10% penetration of the 10,000 hospitals in Europe and US would yield a market of £100M.

Timing and Navigation. An estimated 6-7% of GDP in Western countries is dependent on SatNav (EU Commission 2011). In the UK, sectors generating a total of £206bn in GVA (11.3% of UK GDP) are supported directly by GNSS (London Economics 2017). The military navigation market was $8.4Bn in 2017 growing to $12.1Bn by 2023 (Markets & Markets: June 2018). Cold atom technology has the potential to supplant classical units, gaining a market share worth £7.5Bn in 2017 (QT Blackett review). Quantum timing could provide a GNSS resilient solution for telecoms, energy networks and financial trade impacting 4-5% of GDP. Ultra-low phase noise oscillators using optical clocks promise a step change in high resolution and distributed array radar - critical to aerospace and automotive applications for unmanned aerial / automotive vehicles - and will enable radar and communications systems to be placed closer together in the spectral allocation, freeing up highly valuable frequency bands in the congested EM spectrum.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Kai Bongs (Principal Investigator)
Lucia Hackermueller (Co-Investigator)
Peter Kruger (Co-Investigator)
Kasper Jensen (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8417-4328
Chris Baker (Co-Investigator)
Aidan Shaun Arnold (Co-Investigator)
William Thomas Pike (Co-Investigator)
Rosalind Jones (Co-Investigator)
Yeshpal Singh (Co-Investigator)
Timothy Mark Fromhold (Co-Investigator)
Erling Riis (Co-Investigator)
Simon Bennett (Co-Investigator)
Jennifer Hastie (Co-Investigator)
Vasileios Apostolopoulos (Co-Investigator)
Edward Hinds (Co-Investigator)
Clive Roberts (Co-Investigator)
James Wilkinson (Co-Investigator)
Marc Sorel (Co-Investigator)
Ricky Wildman (Co-Investigator)
Paul F Griffin (Co-Investigator)
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
Thomas Fernholz (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5891-6092
Anne Tropper (Co-Investigator)
Christopher John Tuck (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0146-3851
Douglas J Paul (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7402-8530
Michael Holynski (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0163-5799
Fedja Orucevic (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6114-4580
Penny Anne Gowland (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4900-4817
Giles Dominic Hammond (Co-Investigator)
Matthew Jon Brookes (Co-Investigator)
Paul Bryan Wilkinson (Co-Investigator)
Richard Bowtell (Co-Investigator)
Dominic Richard Sims (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7831-315X
Asaad Faramarzi (Co-Investigator)
Nicole Metje (Co-Investigator)
Susan Spesyvtseva (Researcher)
Katie Isabella Gallacher (Researcher)
Mark George Bason (Researcher Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1921-524X
Joseph Paul Cotter (Researcher Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7055-0206

Publications

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Zhang S (2020) Novel repumping on 3 P 0 ? 3 D 1 for Sr magneto-optical trap and Landé g factor measurement of 3 D 1 in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Zhang S (2020) Novel repumping on 3 P 0 ? 3 D 1 for Sr magneto-optical trap and Landé g factor measurement of 3 D 1 in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Woods JRC (2021) High power 739 nm VECSELs for future Yb ion cooling. in Applied optics

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Rammeloo C (2020) Performance of an optical single-sideband laser system for atom interferometry in Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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Moriya PH (2020) Sub-kHz-linewidth VECSELs for cold atom experiments. in Optics express

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McGilligan J (2020) Laser cooling in a chip-scale platform in Applied Physics Letters

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Lewis B (2020) A Fast Algorithm for Calculation of Thêo1. in IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control

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Jones AW (2020) High dynamic range spatial mode decomposition. in Optics express

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Gellesch M (2020) Transportable optical atomic clocks for use in out-of-the-lab environments in Advanced Optical Technologies

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Elvin R (2020) Towards a compact, optically interrogated, cold-atom microwave clock in Advanced Optical Technologies

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Devani D (2020) Gravity sensing: cold atom trap onboard a 6U CubeSat in CEAS Space Journal

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De Villiers G (2019) On the use of the profiled singular-function expansion in gravity gradiometry in Journal of Applied Geophysics

 
Description We have discovered a novel way to map brain function, which is significantly more versatile and cheaper, than any existing technology. This promises a revolution in medical diagnostics for brain health, e.g. dementia in the ageing society, schizophrenia, trauma and child concentration deficit.
We have demonstrated the detection of underground targets in civil engineering environments, which promises to de-risk construction works, reducing cost overruns, accidents and roadworks.
We have contributed to the national discussions about resilient critical national infrastructure and position, navigation and timing, working on solutions for autonomous vehicles and underwater operations.
We have triggered discussions with stakeholders about airspace control requirements in times of packet delivery drones and flying taxis. We have set up a worldwide unique radar test facility for quantum oscillator enabled radar for the surveillance of the airspace in and above cities,
Exploitation Route We have a very active knowledge transfer program with industry, working on collaborative projects both with direct industry funding and with InnovateUK-funded collaborative activities led by industry partners. we expect the emergence of a range of products and services using quantum sensors, contributing to a safer environment, resilient national infrastructure and multi-£bn economic benefits.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL http://www.quantumsensors.org
 
Description The Hub has contributed to the development of a commercial ecosystem in the area of Quantum Technology, in particular quantum sensors and timing. Highlight successes are a joint venture spin-off for quantum magnetoencephalography systems, which has already sold two units internationally, as well as BAE Systems, BP, BT and PA collaborating with the Hub to create an end-user driven roadmap for quantum sensors supporting the resilience of critical national infrastructure in the UK. The Hub findings have also been picked up by the press and contributed to international roadmapping activities. One example is the identification of Quantum Sensors as one of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2020 by the World Economic forum, mentioning explicitly two of the Hub activities in their reasoning.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Dstl Contested ElectroMagnetic Environment Programme Advisor
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact improved national security
 
Description MOD Defence Science Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact improvements to national security
 
Description Prof Douglas Paul is a Member of the MOD Defence Science Expert Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As this work is related to UK national security it is not possible to state impacts in the public domain.
 
Description Scientific advice to Minister for Defence Procurement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Improvements in national security
 
Description Working with BEIS, MOD, InnovateUK, NCSC and Dstl for quantum technology definitions on the National Security Investment Bill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The bill is aimed to prevent foreign states purchasing companies and IP from high technology companies and one of the 17 areas is quantum technology.
URL https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8784/
 
Description chair of IoP Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Promote the role of physics in education, health, the environment, technology, and scientific literacy. We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages; and we provide evidence-based advice and support to policymakers across Scotland.
URL https://www.iop.org/physics-community/iop-membership-where-you-are/iop-scotland#gref
 
Description AION: A UK Atom Interferometer Observatory and Network
Amount £801,185 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/T006536/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 06/2024
 
Description CASPA Accelerometer
Amount £747,118 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Department Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description DASA - Wind Farm Mitigation
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Thales Group 
Sector Private
Country France
Start 07/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description DISCOVERY: Developing UK Industrial Supply for Commercial Quantum Computing
Amount £7,160,242 (GBP)
Funding ID 50133 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2023
 
Description Defense and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation
Amount £33,000 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 02/2021
 
Description Department of Transport - Catapult
Amount £84,969 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 01/2025
 
Description Gravity Delve
Amount £424,982 (GBP)
Funding ID 133991 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description Gravity gradiometry with an enhanced measurement rate for deployment on moving platforms (PhD)
Amount £131,445 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2023
 
Description Industrial CASE Account - Imperial College London 2020
Amount £1,841,616 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V519534/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2025
 
Description MEMS Gravimeter
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation BP (British Petroleum) 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description Novo Nordisk Exploratory Synergy Programme
Amount kr 5,000,000 (DKK)
Organisation Novo Nordisk 
Sector Private
Country Denmark
Start 06/2021 
End 05/2024
 
Description Quantum Technology - Mapping and map Integration for Buried Assets (QT-MIBA)
Amount £499,261 (GBP)
Funding ID 133955 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies
Amount £2,780,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CiET2021_123 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2030
 
Description Wee-g on a UAV
Amount £179,854 (GBP)
Funding ID Dstlx-1000123543 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 08/2021
 
Description Workshops with Aveillant on the quantum enabled staring radar
Amount £12,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Title A visualisation tool to model gravity/gravity gradient data 
Description This is an online calculator that facilitates visualisation of gravity or gravity gradient data measurements for different density anomalies using a forward model. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This simple online tool allows users to readily visualise the impact of various parameters on gravity data. This include instrument, survey and anomaly parameters. The main advantage of this intuitive online calculator is that it provides a platform for a wide range of users with little or no background in this field to understand how gravity data can be used. 
URL https://gravity-forward-model.herokuapp.com/forward-model
 
Title Data for: "A Fast Algorithm for Calculation of Theo1" 
Description Supporting dataset for the article "A Fast Algorithm for Calculation of Theo1". A comparison of algorithms for the calculation of Theo1. The algorithms are supplied as individual c++ files. Data summarising the relative performance of the algorithms for different sizes of dataset is provided in a csv file. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://pureportal.strath.ac.uk/en/datasets/4403d30e-4257-4a4a-817f-f459e7465011
 
Title Staring radar data 
Description This is a data set of echoes recording using a special staring form of radar. The objects in the data include drones, birds, vehicles in a variety of settings and times of year. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data has been used to develop a CNN algorithm that differentiates birds and drones, although this is still being assessed. 
 
Description M2 L 
Organisation M Squared Lasers Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution xxx
Collaborator Contribution xxx
Impact xxx
Start Year 2016
 
Description QT Hub Ph 2 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Continued to support commercialisation activities of the UoN developed OPM MEG
Collaborator Contribution Continued technical and commercial development of OPM MEG
Impact On-going development of MEG. Spin-out company established.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Thales-Aveillant collaboration 
Organisation Thales Group
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have formalised a close collaboration with Thales-Aveillant. The company are supplying two radars that will be used on this award (although funded separately). The first of these two radars has been delivered and installed on campus at the university of Birmingham. The formalisation of the collaboration is part of the contract to purchase the two radars and has already enabled joint experimental trials, sharing of data and general aspects of know-how.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly meetings are held with the Thales-Aveillant CTO at which exchanges of various sorts are discussed. A workshop (funded separately) has been held at which both the Thales-Aveillant and Birmingham teams presented on drone-bird classification and embryonic activity around cognitive signal processing concepts. Further workshops are planned.
Impact The closeness of the collaboration has resulted in a successful proposal to fund research into classification techniques - reported in "further funding".
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Nottingham - Ultra Electronics Collaboration 
Organisation Ultra Electronics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Nottingham contributions: sharing of technical knowledge, numerical simulations.
Collaborator Contribution Ultra Electronics contributions: sharing of technical knowledge, sharing of data
Impact Outputs: Joint funding applications. Sharing of technical knowledge, 3 months placement of PhD student.
Start Year 2019
 
Title GRAVITY GRADIOMETER 
Description Gravity gradiometer scheme 
IP Reference EP3724695 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2020
Licensed No
Impact On going development with industry
 
Title GRAVITY GRADIOMETER 
Description The disclosure relates to a gravity gradiometer comprising a pair of magneto-optical traps for measuring a gravity gradient. Example embodiments include a cold atom gravity gradiometer system (100) comprising: first and second magneto-optical traps (101, 102), each having a plurality of mirrored surfaces (103, 104) arranged to reflect an incident laser beam (105, 106) to trap respective first and second cold atom clouds (107, 108) separated from each other by a separation distance; an optical subsystem arranged to transmit a first laser beam (105) in a first direction along a first longitudinal axis towards the first magneto-optical trap (101) and a second laser beam (106) in an opposite second direction along a second longitudinal axis towards the second magneto-optical trap (102), the second longitudinal axis being parallel to the first longitudinal axis. 
IP Reference CA3085688 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact On going development with industry
 
Title GRAVITY GRADIOMETER 
Description The disclosure relates to a gravity gradiometer comprising a pair of magneto-optical traps for measuring a gravity gradient. Example embodiments include a cold atom gravity gradiometer system (100) comprising: first and second magneto-optical traps (101, 102), each having a plurality of mirrored surfaces (103, 104) arranged to reflect an incident laser beam (105, 106) to trap respective first and second cold atom clouds (107, 108) separated from each other by a separation distance; an optical subsystem arranged to transmit a first laser beam (105) in a first direction along a first longitudinal axis towards the first magneto-optical trap (101) and a second laser beam (106) in an opposite second direction along a second longitudinal axis towards the second magneto-optical trap (102), the second longitudinal axis being parallel to the first longitudinal axis. 
IP Reference WO2019116047 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact On going development with industry
 
Title GRAVITY GRADIOMETER 
Description The disclosure relates to a gravity gradiometer including a pair of magneto-optical traps for measuring a gravity gradient. A cold atom gravity gradiometer system includes comprising: first and second magneto-optical traps, each having a plurality of mirrored surfaces arranged to reflect an incident laser beam to trap respective first and second cold atom clouds separated from each other by a separation distance; an optical subsystem arranged to transmit a first laser beam in a first direction along a first longitudinal axis towards the first magneto-optical trap and a second laser beam in an opposite second direction along a second longitudinal axis towards the second magneto-optical trap, the second longitudinal axis being parallel to the first longitudinal axis. 
IP Reference US2020386906 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2020
Licensed No
Impact On going development with industry
 
Title OPTICAL FREQUENCY MANIPULATION 
Description A system for generating the optical frequencies required for quantum sensors 
IP Reference EP3659221 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2020
Licensed No
Impact On going development with industry
 
Title OPTICAL FREQUENCY MANIPULATION 
Description An optical frequency manipulation using an optical subsystem configured to provide a modulated laser beam for interaction with an atomic sample. The optical system may include: an optical subsystem for producing a light beam, the optical subsystem having a laser source and an IQ modulator, wherein the IQ modulator is operable to modulate light from the laser source at a carrier frequency to produce modulated light having a single sideband at a sideband frequency; and a chamber for containing an atomic sample, wherein the optical subsystem is arranged to direct the light beam towards the chamber to interact with an atomic sample contained therein. 
IP Reference US2020395726 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2020
Licensed No
Impact This patent application highlights a simple, efficient, robust and agile scheme to produce highly coherent laser beams for Raman atom interferometry. It can be extended for use in cold atom devices to produce necessary optical frequencies.
 
Title OPTICAL FREQUENCY MANIPULATION 
Description The invention relates to optical frequency manipulation using an optical subsystem (420) configured to provide a modulated laser beam (403) for interaction with an atomic sample (402). Example embodiments include an optical system (400), comprising: an optical subsystem (420) for producing a light beam (403), the optical subsystem (420) comprising a laser source (407) and an IQ modulator (408), wherein the IQ modulator (408) is operable to modulate light from the laser source (407) at a carrier frequency to produce modulated light having a single sideband at a sideband frequency; and a chamber (401) for containing an atomic sample (402), wherein the optical subsystem (420) is arranged to direct the light beam (403) towards the chamber (401) to interact with an atomic sample (402) contained therein. 
IP Reference WO2019021010 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact On going development with industry
 
Title Gravity data processing 
Description Software was developed to integrate with workflow by RSK to interpret gravity data 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This software will support RSK with their workflow when interpreting gravity data. It will accelerate their data processing ability and hence make them more competitive compared to other survey companies. 
 
Company Name Cerca Magnetics Ltd 
Description SME commercialising OPM MEG technology, developing OPM MEG systems for the research markets in the near term and driving the development of clinical systems for sale into the clinical market in the coming years. 
Year Established 2020 
Impact First confirmed orders in excess of £1,000,000 achieved within 6 months of company creation.
Website https://www.cercamagnetics.com/
 
Description American Association for the Advancement of Science 2021 (AAAS) - 8 Feb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Symposium, The Quantum Ecosystem: Innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://meetings.aaas.org/
 
Description Institute of Physics (IOP) webinar on 27 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a talk to IOP community "Quantum Sensors, from fundamental science to technology" to showcase QT Hub research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lichfield Science and Engineering Society lecture on 11 Feb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave talk - What can quantum sensors do for you? My PA received the attached following the evening lecture:
Dear Teresa
Many thanks to you and Kai for making last night's lecture possible. Please give him my thanks for a fascinating and stimulating talk packed full of exciting ideas that the team are working on. His infectious enthusiasm held an audience of 105 devices which we always estimate will have two participants on about 25% of the devices so around 130 society members. We were all spared a journey in the freezing cold to the theatre but missed the opportunity to invite Kai for a pre lecture dinner.
Best wishes, stay safe
Irene
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description National Student Space Conference (NSSC 2021) 6-7 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Event organised by students for students. I pre-recorded a talk and participated in a live video call on 7th.

Link attached as not accepted below. https://ukseds.org/aurora/?p=nssc2021. Video available after the event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6aWbOozW1g&t=12252s
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Roadmap for quantum technologies at CERN 
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 Simon Bennett and I met online with Alberto Di Meglio and Amy Bilton.
CERN have just started a 3 year Quantum Initiative and wish to align their programme to existing programmes. They wanted to understand more about UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Timing and explore if there might be opportunities for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Zurich Instruments AG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 19 Nov - Spoke with Tobias Thiele and Jelena Trbovic. Wanted to learn more about potential of quantum sensing for industrial application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Advanced Wave Technologies, Phil Blakelock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Intro call with Phil Blakemore - gave briefing on quantum sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Affinity Enterprises Ltd (Devi Sohanta) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talked about quantum sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Affinity Water 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 15 Oct - Spoke with Jake Riggs, ?Director of Corporate Affairs and Communities about quantum sensing and leakage detection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Andrei Dragomir, Aquarktechnologies 
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 spin-off idea with Andrei
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Antonine Probus Club talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a talk to about 80 retired professionals on "Nanotechnology: From Transistors to Quantum Technology"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Article in The Sunday Times online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article, too recent to measure impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tech-that-sees-through-the-earth-could-help-build-cities-of-the-f...
 
Description BAE - Andy Schofield, Technology Delivery Director on 23 Nov 
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 Andy Schofield, BAE's Technology Delivery Director to discuss Space strategy and quantum sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BEIS - Quantum Strategy Brainstorming session 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 Simon Bennett and I met online with Rachel Maze and her team to discuss ideas to contribute to the quantum strategy document.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BICOP2019 invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited presentation to present the work of the quantum technology hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 1 Sep - Simon Bennett and I met with Robin Yellow to discuss BP business use cases and applications for quantum and how QT sensors can support relationship going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BP Webinar "An introduction to quantum sensors" on 10 Nov 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Murray Reed, CEO of QLM and I gave presentations on potential of quantum sensing in a 2 part webinar for BP, followed by a Q&A session. I provided an introduction to field of quantum sensing and Murray described a start up case study of quantum methane sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BT Tommy Flowers Network Virtual Conference 12-15 Oct 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on day 4 of conference, 'Let's get Physical' on Quantum Day 15 Oct
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Blog for Quantum City Website 
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 Created a Blog for the Quantum Communication Hub website and the Quantum City Website explaining how a civil engineer ended up working with quantum physicists and using quantum technology sensors. The idea was to ensure others to engage with quantum technologies even if at first sight they did not have the appropriate background.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.quantumcommshub.net/blog/an-interview-with-a-civil-engineer-in-quantum-professor-nicole-...
 
Description Briefing presentation for MOD CSA and DST (Australia) Chief Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An invited seminar to provide a briefing to the DST Chief Scientist (Australia) and MOD CSA, and wider team, on the current status of quantum technology within the UK MOD programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CLEO Pacific Rim 2020 on 4 August 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk - Quantum Sensor Applications Developed within the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cqc2t.org/event/cleo-pacific-rim-2020/
 
Description Comic/Graphic novel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A comic book/graphic novel illustrating metrology and atomic clocks was drawn up by members of the University group and a keen artist from another school within the university. The comic was disseminated in print at one of the quantum showcase events and is available online at http://quantumclocks.the-comic.org/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL http://quantumclocks.the-comic.org/
 
Description Department for International Trade's Developing through Sector Knowledge event on 21 Sep 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to participate in Department for International Trade's annual Developing through Sector Knowledge (DSK) event, purpose of which is to equip overseas commercial staff with the highest level of knowledge and awareness of the UK Technology offer so they bring in the best high value investments and export opportunities.
Participated in two Q&A session focused on Emerging Technologies, covering Quantum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dr Glenn Wells, Director of Strategy & Planning, UKRI Medical Research Council on 11 Nov 
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 Intro meeting with Glenn Wells re quantum technology and healthcare.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Exhibitor at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2020 
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 and virtual exhibit on the novel laser systems being developed for quantum technology in the Underpinning Technologies work package of the National Quantum Technologies Hub for Sensing and Timing. Interaction with other academic groups, industry, and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Inside QT Europe Online 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave QT talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Institute of Physics - Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On the 2nd February 2021, I gave a public presentation with the title 'Revealing the Unseen - Potential of Quantum Technology Gravity Sensors - A Civil Engineer's Perspective. It sparked several questions about the usability of the QT instruments in a number of different applications from civil engineering to archaeology. The presentation lasted 45 minutes with Q&A after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://events.iop.org/revealing-unseen-potential-quantum-technology-gravity-sensors-civil-engineers...
 
Description Interview with Graham Bell on behalf of Uni of Cambridge as part of study 
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 Interviewed as part of study on the extent to which the strategic use of intellectual property facilitates or hinders collaborative innovation, interested in the frameworks of the programme from an intellectual property management perspective especially in relation to industry partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited speaker / panel member for KTN event: "Photonics for Quantum Technology" 
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 Invited speaker and panel member for webinar organised by KTN: "Photonics for Quantum Applications - This webinar will examine the UK photonics scene as applied to quantum technology, will consider various applications of photonics in quantum, and will provide an overview of the UK quantum landscape and funding opportunities for quantum technology." Gave a talk on "Semiconductor disk lasers for cold-atom quantum technology" to an online audience of more than 100 people from industry, academia, government/funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited speaker / panel member for event: "Entrepreneurial Optics and Spectroscopy" organised by the Scottish Health & Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact One of a series of webinars organised by the Scottish Health & Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship (SHINE) to "bring together innovators and entrepreneurs with ideas at the bio and / or health interface, across Scotland." Jennifer Hastie presented the talk "Developing novel lasers for new technologies" and participated in the panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited to exhibit to UKRI Executive Committee at Porton Down 
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 by MOD to discuss our work within the MOD quantum technology project, and show one of our demonstrators from this, to the committee. This involved discussing the current status national and international status, and the linkages between different projects from the various funding bodies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited to provide expert input to Innovation Diologue of the German Federal Government 
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 Interview to provide expert input to inform the development of the Innovation Dialogue of the German Federal Government, relating to quantum technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Jack Bennett, Hamamatsu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 16 Oct - Simon Bennett and I met with Jack Bennett who wanted to introduce qCMOS Camera.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description John Owen, Border Consulting 
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 30 June - Simon Bennett and I spoke with John Owen to discuss status of quantum clocks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote at CEOI-EO conference (online) on 24 June 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk 'Quantum Technology for a Future Gravity Mission'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Kongsberg (Richard Mills) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 28 Jan - spoke to Richard Mills following introduction from Ralph Manchester, Technical Partner at Royal IHC. Richard wanted to know more about quantum technology development in the UK, especially the potential use in detecting submerged pipelines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Leonardo (John Innes) 
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 25 Jan - met with John Innes, VP Technology Innovation at Leonardo to catch up on quantum sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MOD Tutorial on Quantum Technology for Situational Awareness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a tutorial to the whole of MOD (internationally) on "Quantum Technology for Situational Awareness". This included the UK embassy in Washington and many other MOD outposts globally. Since then I have been asked by BEIS to aid work on new export control for quantum technology and was involved in the BEIS quantum technology working group for the National Security and Investment Bill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mark Casey, Head of Research, Design & Innovation, UK Hydrographic Office on 23 Nov 
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 Simon Bennett and I talked to Mark Casey re gravity sensors and underwater navigation. Interested to know more about needs of UKHO and how best the QT Hub in Sensors and Timing might be able to interact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Executive Director for Economic Development, Birmingham City Council on 11 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met with Executive Director for Economic Development to discuss potential of quantum technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MottMacDonald Venutures (Stuart Cowie and Jon Rains) 
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 2 Feb - Simon Bennett and I had a follow up meeting with Jon Rains and Stuart Cowie - discussed underground sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MottMacDonald Venutures (Stuart Cowie and Jon Rains) 
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 19 Jan - Simon Bennett and I met virtually with Jon Rains and Stuart Cowie to continue discussion started before Christmas in regards to navigation, potentially shipping and even aircraft and existing and planned infrastructure, including railways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MottMacDonald Venutures (Stuart Cowie) 
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 17 Dec - had an intro meeting with Stuart Cowie, Integrated Transport Digital & Innovation to discuss mass market opportunities for quantum sensing in regards to navigation and existing and planned infrastructure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Organiser and chair/moderator of panel event at SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, February 2020 
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 As Chair of the VECSELs conference at SPIE Photonics West I organised a special event: "VECSELs 10th Anniversary Panel: Future Directions for Research and Applications." The panelists were Juan L. Chilla (Coherent Inc., United States), Prof Arnaud Garnache (Univ. de Montpellier, France), Prof Mircea Guina (Tampere Univ. and VEXLUM Ltd., Finland), Prof Ursula Keller (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), and Prof Wolfgang Stolz (Philipps-Univ. Marburg and NAsP III/V GmbH, Germany). The panelists addressed the following questions as well as questions from the audience: 1. How do we develop a reliable and diverse VECSEL material supply chain to enable industry to exploit this technology? 2. What are the challenges/research questions in engineering VECSELs and SESAMs for longevity/reliability? 3. Have we optimised the wall-plug efficiency of these lasers? 4. What are the best routes to supply/source custom VECSELs for academic research/applications in other fields? 5. What could industry/stakeholders see coming out of VECSEL research in the next few years? Hot topics?

This event was well attended by conference attendees from both academia and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Paul Monks, BEIS Chief Scientific Advisor on 18 Feb 
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 Simon Bennett and I briefed BEIS Scientific Advisor on the research being carried out by the QT Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Photonik Tage Berlin on 8 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in Q&A session focused on Emerging Technologies, covering Quantum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Poster presentation, S Lellouch, ("Circulating pulse cavity enhancement as a method for extreme momentum transfer atom interferometry") at the CoolMe conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This helped build links and inform students and academics of new directions for atomic physics in cavities, and has inspired onward discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description QT National Showcase 2020 - 6 Nov 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk showcasing work of the QT Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description QT National Showcase Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A webinar was conducted about how quantum technology gravity sensors has an impact on geophysical surveying with particular application in (civil) engineering. This was followed by a Q&A. The webinar involved Nicole Metje, Mike Holynski, Giles Hammond, Paul Wilkinson, Caitlin Percy, Gillian Marshall
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Quantum Sensors in Navigation webinar. Co-hosted with Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) on 10 August 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk. Joined by Roger McKinley (IUK) and George Tuckwell - talks posted on YouTube RIN channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://rin.org.uk/page/Webinars
 
Description Rick Robinson, Director Smart Places, Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure at Jacobs 
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 11 Aug - Simon Bennett and I spoke with Rick Robinson about potential of quantum sensing for industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Science Business on 9 Feb 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interviewed for comment by Eanna Kelly for Science Business article re European investment in QT. Link to article attached as not accepted in URL field

https://sciencebusiness.net/news/france-and-germany-line-quantum-leap
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Thomas Howe, BMT Defence and Security UK Ltd 
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 Introduced to Thomas Howe by DSTL . Thomas was Royal Navy Specialist Navigator by trade and Chaired the NATO PNT Policy Group. Interested in quantum sensing and navigation, especially to incorporating into navigation systems to provide some resilience in the face of a GNSS outage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Towards quantum technology for borehole gravity sensors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An article in Civil Engineering Surveyor discussing our progress in quantum technology sensing, contributed by Jamie Vovrosh and Dan Boddice from the research team (QT Hub, Gravity Pioneer, Gravity Delve). This has helped connect to end users and industry in the supply chain for borehole applications and other areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://ces.pagelizard.co.uk/webviewer/#cesdecember2020/towards_quantum_technology_for_borehole_gravi...
 
Description Wenming Ji, Oxford Cardiomox Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 20 July - talked about quantum sensing. Joined by Julian Moore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 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 A workshop was held, attended by representatives of the Thales-Aveillant company and University of Birmingham academics, research fellows and PhD researchers. The main objective was to help build the relationship between the industrial and academic reams by creating a more complete awareness of each others goals and capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop -Forefront Optical Lattice Clocks: from Curiosity-Driven Science to Real-World Applications on 3 Dec 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Japan- Europe workshop organised by Prof Katori, gave presentation - link below as not accepted in URL field
https://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/foee/event/setevt_202011241144546978450056.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020