Programme

10:00 Registration

Refreshments will be available on arrival.

10:30 Professor Kai Bongs, Director, UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and MetrologyThe UK Government has committed nearly £720 million to the National Quantum Technologies Programme, ensuring the UK stays ahead of the emerging markets built on quantum technologies. Professor Bongs will speak about the Hub’s specific research in sensors and timings, and how businesses can engage and be part of this new supply chain. The Hub is shortly entering its Phase 2 programme, which will focus on end-user applications and markets, and will see some of the world’s first quantum sensors ‘come to market’.

11:10 Julian Moore, Business Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham

Julian will be speaking on the newly-launched Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing (CIAMM) and the opportunities available to SMEs within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area.

11:30 Paul Cornick, Business Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham

Paul will introduce the Science to Industry project (S2I), which aims to drive innovation and productivity in the Midlands region by linking businesses to facilities available at the Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC), as well as the University of Birmingham and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

12:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 Simon Plant, Innovation Lead (Quantum Technologies), Innovate UK

14:30 Kate Jermey, Business Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham

Kate will speak about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and the wider funding opportunities for SMEs via the University of Birmingham.

14:45 Richard Fox, Business Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham

Richard will discuss how businesses can engage with the research being undertaken at the University of Birmingham.

15:00 Q&A

15:50 Closing remarks

16:00 Finish

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