Quantum Technology for Transport Workshop
8 Feb

8 Feb to 8 Feb

KTN is holding a workshop bringing together transport professionals and quantum scientists and engineers to explore how new quantum capabilities and technologies can benefit the transport sector. Delegates will also have an opportunity to go on a tour of the Williams F1 centre.

Date: Thursday 8 February 2018

Location: Williams F1 Conference Centre, Grove, OX12 0DQ

The workshop will link problem owners with capability developers so both communities can obtain the maximum return from the UK Government’s £400m investment in commercialising quantum technology.

Potential areas include:

  • imaging around corners
  • detecting and locating buried objects
  • imaging through turbid media
  • lower cost imaging outside the visible spectrum
  • positioning
  • vehicle situational awareness
  • lower cost imaging outside the visible spectrum

Participation in this workshop will help shape the direction of research and product development, as well as identifying profitable new avenues to apply this emerging technology in areas that can benefit business and raise the global competitiveness of the United Kingdom.

The event will provide an opportunity to make contacts with leading researchers and developers in this area, and influence the future focus of their activities, as well as an opportunity to tour the Williams F1 centre.


09:30 Registration and coffee

10:00 Welcome and Introduction to the KTN: George Filip, KTN

10:15 Intro to Quantum Technologies: Bob Cockshott, KTN

10:30 Automotive / CCAV presentation on Challenges for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (sensors, imaging, sensor fusion)

10:45 Challenges for Connected And Automated Vehicles: Aaron Mandalia, Project Coordinator for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at SAIC

11:00 Rail Challenges: Network Rail

11:15 Panel with Transport speakers

11:30 Break

12:00 Quantum Imaging: Kevin McIver, Glasgow University

12:15 Quantum Sensors: Nicole Metje, University of Birmingham

12:30 Gravitational Sensors: Dr. Michael Holynski

12:45 Panel with QT speakers

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshop: Round table discussions on challenges and opportunities

15:00 Break

15:20 Workshop continuation and summary

15:45 Close and summary of the day: Bob Cockshott, KTN

16:00 Tour of Williams F1

Agenda is subject to change. A finalised version will be issued closer to the event date.



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