Workshop on Supply-chain Components for Quantum Technologies

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Quantum technologies involve the design, manufacture and integration of a wide range of components, including vacuum systems, optics, photonics, optomechanics, electromagnetic shields/traps and electronics. At present, these components are largely bespoke, with few common requirements and catalogued trends in development. This makes it difficult for companies and organisations to understand the quantum technology supply-chain requirements, opportunities, and present limitations.

The aim of this workshop is to survey the requirements for supply-chain components now and in the future, by surveying the state-of-the-art in quantum technologies being developed by partners of the NQTSM and NQIT Hubs and undertaking a systems engineering analyses of the components that they require. Key outcomes will be to identify common cross-technology component requirements and specifications, for example plug-in modules that provide generic cold atom and ion sources, and produce draft road-maps for an economically-sustainable supply chain of such components. A strong and coherent supply chain, which maximises the return on RCUK and UKRI investments, will be required for future UK Quantum Technology Programmes.
Period22 Jan 201823 Jan 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationNottingham, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational