Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop logoOver 250 quantum scientists and engineers from across the world came to Bristol last week for the fourth annual Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop (BQIT).

It featured three days of talks on the latest quantum technology included an opening address from Professor John Rarity, the Director of the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Laboratory, as well as test and measurement and ways to develop new startups in the technology.

Talks on the emerging quantum industry included an engaging panel discussion with speakers from the University’s Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC), Innovate UK, DSTL, Keysight Technologies and BAE Systems. Other sessions included the University of Ulm’s Tommaso Calarco on the European Commission’s Quantum Technology flagship, a €1bn project due to launch in 2018.

As well as the broad variety of talks during the workshop, discussions were held over posters by researchers from institutions including Bristol, Warwick, York and País Vasco, and an exhibition area featuring the University’s Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC), IOP, ThorLabs and ICE Oxford.

Bristol Quantum Information Institute

The University of Bristol has been at the forefront of developments in quantum technologies and last month this pioneering research, which ranges from fundamental theory to technology, was crystallised with the formation of the Bristol Quantum Information Institute, one of seven newly created Specialist Research Institutes at the University.

You can find out more about the Bristol Quantum Information Institute here