NQIT Skills Forum January 2017

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Fri January 13th, 2017 09:30 to Fri January 13th, 2017 18:00

As part of NQIT’s efforts in the training of a Quantum Technologies workforce, we will be holding a 1-day interactive workshop focusing on cross-disciplinary skills.

The Skills Forum will be held on January 13th, following the User Forum on January 12th, in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford.

It is open to all stakeholders of the Quantum Technologies Programme, in universities, industry, and government.

The day will include thirteen 90-minute workshops, divided into four themes:

  1. Developing a technology: What goes into the development of quantum technologies? Expert-led discussions on various strategic topics that will be important to the development of the sector as a whole, including responsible research and innovation and media relations. Aimed at all stakeholders
  2. Business & Entrepreneurship skills: Technology transfer, setting up a spin-out company, writing patent applications: the key topics a budding quantum entrepreneur needs to know. Aimed at university scientists and engineers with an idea.
  3. Applications of Quantum Technologies: What do we mean by ‘quantum computing’, ‘quantum simulation’, or ‘quantum sensing’? What new capabilities or improved performance will they provide and what are their limitations? Aimed at technologists, government agencies and businesses who want to know more.
  4. Engineering skills: Brief introductions to a few of the more ubiquitous engineering topics in quantum technologies, such as embedded systems, microwave electronics, and finite element modelling. Aimed at scientists turning laboratory experiments into engineered devices and systems.

Sessions in each of these themes will take place at the same time and you are welcome to attend sessions in any theme throughout the day.

Download the full programme.

If you would like to register to attend, please send us an email.