Lancaster University’s quantum technology research receives £700k funding boost
Lancaster University has secured a funding boost of more than £700k for new quantum technology projects.
The Government has identified quantum technologies as a strategic area for UK investment.
It is thought that they will have a major impact on the finance, defence, aerospace, energy and telecommunications sectors and have the potential to improve imaging and computing.
Director of Lancaster University’s Quantum Technology Centre, Professor Yuri Pashkin, said: “These collaborative research projects will significantly aid our understanding of technologies that will help deliver a revolutionary new era of secure digital communications as well as help to create devices that will enable other quantum technologies to radically transform our lives in areas such as medical imaging.
“Lancaster University is committed to working closely with industrial partners to unlock the exciting and transformative properties of quantum technologies and to support the national strategy to make the UK a world-leader in this field of physics.”
Chief scientific adviser and deputy director research at Innovate UK Paul Mason, said: “Quantum technology has the potential to become a major global industry, vital to the UK economy.
“By working together – universities, companies, Innovate UK, Research Councils and others – we will help to deliver a new breed of commercial devices that harness the awesome power of quantum physics, with significant and far-reaching impact to UK business and ultimately, the general public.”
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