£27m quantum research centre to open in Glasgow

A QUANTUM technology research centre opens today at Glasgow Science Centre, bringing together academics attempting to commercialise radical new camera technology.

John Swinney praised the QuantIC collaboration. Picture: Ian Rutherford

QuantIC, the Quantum Imaging Centre, brings together experts from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde, Bristol and Oxford to commercialise cameras built with quantum technology. More than 30 industry partners will help QuantIC’s imaging systems benefit the UK economy.

The centre will be funded by a £27 million award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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Deputy first minister John Swinney said: “QuantIC is ­exactly the type of collaboration ­between academia and industry which confirms Scotland’s place as a world leader in scientific ­innovation.”

John Swinney praised the QuantIC collaboration. Picture: Ian Rutherford

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