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We are now accepting applications for our Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre Fellowship

We are seeking to appoint 10 passionate early career researchers or recent PhD graduates with a background in developing quantum, quantum-inspired or novel technologies. You must be:

· Self-motivated by the potential to create and innovate;
· Able to communicate business proposal ideas to panels of experts;
· Interested in learning more about the business sector and how to translate concepts into real world technologies;
· Willing to network, meet and engage with a broad range of contacts from academia and industry.

Fellows will receive a salary of £28k and will be eligible to apply for QTEC development funds to support their commercialisation activities, with a total annual fund of £200k. Applications should be made online and applicants are invited to submit an innovation video pitch to go alongside their application form. 

Register now for our open day on the 29th July. 

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CQP and QECDT students volunteer at FoodCycle - Bristol

FoodCycle are a national charity combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Our students cooked up a storm with food that would have otherwise been wasted, creating a three course meal for patrons at this sold out fundraising event.

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Internal Events:

QTEC Open Day

29th July 11:00 - 17:00

NSQI Building, Bristol




We currently have teaching opportunities available as part of our new skills and training centre QTEC for a teaching fellow and enterprise lead who will lead in the teaching coordination of the Enterprise development of our Fellows as well as developing our QTEC business network.

More information about these roles will come available soon so please keep checking the QTEC website. 

Please also continue to check for new posts on our opportunities page. 


We still have funding available to recruit the brightest minds to start their PhD at the Centre for Quantum Photonics in Autumn 2016.


If you have an interest in Quantum Technologies and would like to apply, create a profile with our online application system ‘Hobsons’ selecting a PhD in "Physics" within the department of "Quantum Photonics."

For all other queries please email

About me

Dr Nic Harrigan - Engagement Consultant

Nic joined QET Labs in September 2015 as an Engagement Consultant. He has worked on a number of projects, including developing Science in the Cinema with the QECDT students and supporting the engagment team for our Cheltenham Science Festival stand. 

Nic has been passionately talking about science to the general public for over ten years. He received his PhD in quantum physics from Imperial College London and has demonstrated physics on ice skates for BBC Newsnight and talked about the science of Spiderman on BBC Radio One. Nic is a fully qualified teacher, having received a PGCE from Manchester University and has taught in England and Micronesia. Nic has developed curriculum based resources and workshops for teachers on subjects varying from the science of a cup of tea to Quantum Mechanics.  Nic’s science communication has been recognised with various awards, including the 2007 FameLab science communication prize.

Did you know...?

Royal Fort House was built in 1758-62 on the site of a Civil War fortification for Thomas Tyndall, a wealthy Bristol merchant, and his wife Alicia. It is currently home to the University's flagship research institutes.


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