A step closer to commercialisation: demonstrator prototypes to be exhibited at 2021 National Quantum Technologies Showcase

1st November 2021

A transportable, standalone quantum navigation system designed for large vehicles such as ships and trains will be among the many exhibits hosted by researchers at the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing at the forthcoming 2021 National Quantum Technologies Showcase.

This annual event, which is hosted by KTN and Innovate UK has become the most important quantum industry event in the UK since its launch in 2014. The event series aims to highlight the latest demonstrator prototypes to a primarily industry audience. Over 600 guests will attend the Showcase, which will resume its physical format after last year’s virtual event.

Industry companies and academic organisations will be hosting over 70 exhibits in total, and visitors include representatives from companies such as Teledyne e2v, Fraunhofer and Hitachi.

The quantum inertial navigation system, which has been developed by Hub researchers at Imperial College London, will enable allow navigation without reliance on satellite signals, which are prone to interference and instability.

The below research will also be featured at exhibits led by Hub researchers:

  • Developing smaller, faster and lightweight quantum sensor technology: led by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Southampton
  • Quantum sensors for sensing underground: led by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Birmingham
  • Sensing the brain: led by University of Nottingham researchers
  • Enhancing battery performance for electric vehicles: led by University of Sussex researchers
  • Developing more accurate and timing for a resilient infrastructure: led by NPL

The QT Hub Sensors and Timing is part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP) is a UK Government investment in excess of £1b over 10 years, aimed at accelerating the translation of quantum technologies into the marketplace, boosting UK business and making a real difference to our everyday lives.