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Earlybird Registration for BQIT:17 closing this Thursday (23rd Feb)

The Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop will return from the 5-7 April 2017 with a new programme of speakers and panellists bringing you everything you need to know about the emerging field of Quantum Technology.

Early bird registration will be closing this Thursday (23rd Feb). Tickets are available at our online shop, with final registration closing on the 23rd March. If you have any problems with the online shop please contact us at

We are currently accepting sponsorship for BQIT:17. If you are interested in sponsoring us, please email us at for more information.

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Jeremy O'Brien at this year's WEF

CQP director Jeremy O'Brien spoke on preparing for the "fourth industrial revolution" and a future of quantum computing at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland last month. Part of the European Research Council (ERC) Ideas Lab delegation, Jeremy addressed industrial and political leaders from across the world.

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Dr Andy Collins talks QETLabs at Engine Shed to a team from the Malaga Technological park

(Pictured: Matthew Cross of Invest Bristol and Bath)

Over the past year, Invest Bristol and Bath has been cultivating a relationship with the Andalusia aerospace cluster based around Seville and Malaga. There have been two visits by IBB’s sector specialists with a mutual desire to see an increase in business partnerships between the two clusters and expand business ties into other sectors where there is clear complementarity such as high performance computing, quantum engineering and advanced engineering companies.

This was the return visit of a Spanish delegation to Bristol to learn more about the city’s technology scene and meet a number of West of England companies.

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Cardiff University welcomes the third South West Quantum Technologies Workshop (SWQT)

The South-West Quantum Technologies (SWQT) group is a GW4 Alliance network of research groups with an interest in all aspects of quantum technologies and quantum information science. The network came together for the 3rd SWQT Meeting in Cardiff on 19th-20th January 2017 to present the cutting-edge of South-West research in materials science for quantum technologies, and to discuss and outline the materials science opportunities and challenges for quantum technology applications.

This year's SWQT workshop was held at Cardiff University, and welcomed speakers from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff and Bath, along with guest speakers from the University of Wurzburg and University College London.

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Countdown to the 2017 Quantum Innovation Lab

The Quantum Innovation Lab is a collaborative, three day event between industry partners and academics.

The QECDT have invited companies to lead collaborate sessions with quantum experts developing potential projects to drive the realisation of commercial quantum technologies.

We are excited to announce that Deutsche Bank, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory and M-Squared Lasers will lead the 2017 event.

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QET Labs at the Science Museum

Did you catch our video for the launch of the new Science Museum exhibit in last month's newsletter? 

You can watch it here »

Quantum in the Crowd - updates

Dates for your Diary







About Me

Jane Garrett - QTEC Enterprise Lead and Senior Teaching Associate

Arriving from Western Australia Jane Garrett joined QTEC on 21st November 2016, ensuring that she missed the Australian summer and ‘enjoyed’ consecutive winters! Jane did her degree in Physics at Cardiff University. Since then she has spent many years as an employee learning the ‘ropes’ before embarking on her true desire of developing her own software business Netcentric Systems, which she bootstrapped, raised equity funding and eventually floated on London’s AIM in July 2000. Jane was born in England and spent over 21 years in Cambridge during the rapid growth of technology businesses that happened within the city from the beginning of the 1980’s, now commonly referred to as the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’.
After a brief spell in southern Spain setting up a business angel network, Jane migrated to Perth, Australia in 2006 and after fast tracking her permanent residency she fled to the far northwest to an isolated town called Denham in the World Heritage area of Shark Bay, a town that is 3 hours drive from any major city. She pursued her career in entrepreneurship, teaching and coaching budding entrepreneurs, eventually taking the role as Program Director for the Ignition programme which she brought from Cambridge Judge Business School to Curtin University in Perth in 2011 and where it has run successfully ever since. Her final role in Western Australia was as a Dolphin Ranger for Parks and Wildlife where she gave talks to tourists about the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia, Jane loved the dolphins but grew tired of the tourists, so made the decision to return to the UK and find something more interesting to do.

Outside of the role with QTEC Jane is the author of “When it’S HIT the Fan; An Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster Ride” and is a Non-Exec Director for Zellabox Pty Ltd, who make Modular Micro Datacenters. Socially Jane enjoys walking with her husband (an Australian who is not keen on the weather) and 2 dogs, Marley and Asia (who also made the trip from Western Australia and love the cold, wet mud of England) and she hopes to get back to playing golf and tennis.

Did you know? - By Ada

Quantum News from around the Globe

In 2016 the IOP (Institute of Physics) launched their new journal, Quantum Science and Technology (QST) at QETLabs' BQIT:16 workshop. QST is being positioned as a top-tier, high-impact publication devoted to a rapidly expanding research area that now has a unique multidisciplinary character. The journal will bridge theory and experiment as well as aspects of both fundamental and applied solid state, condensed matter, quantum optics, atomic physics and materials science, extending to chemistry, biology, engineering and computer science.

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At last year's BQIT workshop we welcomed over 200 of the world’s leading researchers from academia and industry to Bristol for three days of inspirational talks, discussion panels and social activities. We hope to replicate the success of last year's workshop at BQIT:17 this year in April (5th-7th). Take a look at our Flickr album for photos from last year's workshop, which was held in the Wills Memorial building, with our evening meals at Bristol Museum and Goldney Hall Orangery.

BQIT:16 Flickr album » 




Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Quantum Photonics
We welcome expressions of interest from individuals who are talented, motivated, and whose skills and ambitions overlap those of CQP. If you are interested in joining us then please apply through this channel. 
There is no hard deadline as this is a Rolling Advert. 

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Quantum Enhanced Sensing and Metrology - Working closely with EPSRC quantum technology fellows Prof John Rarity FRS & Dr Jonathan Matthews this is an excellent opportunity to undertake research and development as part of the £25M EPSRC-funded Quantum Technologies Hub in Quantum Imaging (QuantIC).


We are now accepting applications for our Autumn 2017 cohort. Find out more about this prestigious PhD opportunity on our website

Integrated Quantum Key Distribution
You will be a key part of the Quantum Communications team at Bristol developing quantum photonic communications and cryptography technologies working with university researchers and industrial partners. When you apply please select your Programme as the Faculty of Science, Programme as Physics and Department as Quantum Photonics. 

Open applications for PhD positions in QETLabs
We welcome applications from people looking for a PhD in Physics or Engineering and who are interested in a PhD within the Centre for Quantum Photonics. When you apply please select your Programme as the Faculty of Science, Programme as Physics and Department as Quantum Photonics.


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