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Quantum leap forward for innovation

SFC's Director of Research and Innovation and Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work at the opening of the QuantIC innovation space.

24 Nov 2016

A new £3m SFC-funded quantum technology innovation space has opened at Glasgow University.

The QuantIC innovation space, which will support the research and development of cutting-edge quantum imaging technologies, was officially opened by Keith Brown MSP, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

The 200 square metre innovation space was fully-funded by SFC. It aims to make it as simple as possible for QuantIC researchers to work with academic partners, offering custom laboratory and flexible office space.

QuantIC, one of four UK Quantum Technology Hubs supported by a £270 million investment by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), brings together academic researchers and industry partners to bring quantum-enhanced imaging systems to market. QuantIC is the only hub based in Scotland.

Projects currently underway include the development of a tiny accelerometer which can measure minute changes in gravity and a range of new cameras capable of seeing around corners.