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We are pleased to announce a new training scheme for Quantum Entreprenuers - QTEC

Together, the University of Bristol and Cranfield University aim to create a world-leading hub to train entrepreneurially minded quantum systems engineers and connect them with the National Quantum Technology (QT) Programme. It will bring together companies and investors with the facilities and skills essential for incubation of early-stage businesses in the emerging quantum technology industry.

QTEC focusses on four key areas:

  • Quantum Technologies

  • Systems and Design Engineering

  • Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Connectivity and Networks

We are about to begin recruiting our first cohort of Quantum Enterprise Fellows if you would like to receive more information about the courses available sign up to receive email alerts.

Latest Updates

Bristol leading on Quantum Innovation
The Universities & Science Minister announced our success in being awarded funding of £9 million from the EPSRC to change the way quantum technologies are designed, developed and manufactured and create a world-leading centre to train entrepreneurially-minded quantum engineers.

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From the 6 - 8th April 2016, 200 academics and industry leaders headed to Bristol for the annual Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop (BQIT) 2016, which is three-day workshop held in the Wills Memorial Building’s Great Hall.

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Golden opportunities for Bristol QECDT / CQP student Euan Allen
Bristol University PhD student, Euan Allen has won a prestigious Gold award at the final of the SET for Britain Exhibition, held in Westminster on Monday 7th March.

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New publication in Optica by CQP Researchers
The paper on 'Chip-to-chip quantum photonic interconnect by path-polarization interconversion' is likely to be employed in future quantum technologies as many applications require coherent photonic interconnection between separate on-chip subsystems.

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Joshua Silverstone announced as winner of QEP Doctoral Research Prize
The Institute of Physics announced that Dr. Joshua Silverstone was awarded the 2016 QEP Doctoral Research Prize for his work on ‘Entangled Light in Silicon Waveguides’. 

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QECDT students present Science in the Cinema

At the end of Febuary 9 QECDT students delighted audiences with their demonstrations about the good (and bad!) science behind our favourite sci-fi films.

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Future Brunels return to CQP
For the second year in a row, Bristol Optical Students’ Society (BOSS) hosted the visit of a new generation of young “Future Brunels” an educational programme run by the S. S. Great Britain Trust’s Brunel Institute in the Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP).

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External Events:

Dr  Maziar Nezhad - University of Bangor
Title TBC
Thursday 5th May 2016 @ 16:00 

Brian Clegg
Communicating science effectively.
Friday 6th May @ 14:00

Frank's Lecture Theatre

NSQI Seminar Room




We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic entrepreneurs to join our brand new training programme as a Quantum Enterprise Fellow. This novel training programme includes a generous package of up to £50,000 to cover your salary, travel and concept demonstrator development. There is additional support valued at £100,000 available for further benefits including course fees, incubation space, commercial support, technical support, mentoring and coaching from top entrepreneurs, access to specialist events and seminars and much, much more. If you are interested in our programme and would like further information contact us at

We are also looking to appoint an exceptional individual to take up an exciting new role within QTEC’s operations and delivery team as the QTEC Manager. The QTEC Manager will take responsibility for the administrative leadership of the Centre, including strategic and operational planning; managing centre finances, communications, recruitment of Enterprise Fellows; developing and monitoring processes; event management; the pursuit of funding and providing support for impact and commercialisation activities. Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Caroline Clark the Centre Manager of QETLabs.

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


We 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

Euan Allen

PhD Student

Euan joined CQP in September 2015. He completed his physics undergraduate and masters degree at the University of Manchester, where his project focussed on the fluid dynamics of micro-organisms. After a year out living in Cardiff, doing science outreach, making cocktails and being in Dr. Who, Euan joined the Quantum Engineering CDT which was then followed by his integration into CQP. His primary research interests include quantum sensing and state generation using non-linear optics.  

Outside of physics, Euan is a self-proclaimed disco ambassador due to his unrelenting love of late 70's disco, soul and funk music. He hosts a soul show on Bristol's BURST radio station with fellow CDT/CQPer Sam Morley-Short ( and owns a pair of 4 inch zebra print platforms.

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