EPIC Meeting on Quantum Photonics Revolution at Photonex

09 October 2019

Coventry, United Kingdom

Hosted at Photonex 2019


The purpose of this EPIC Quantum Photonics Revolution meeting is to bring the research community together with the companies in the supply chain working towards the commercialisation of upcoming products.
The UK is a hot-bed of innovation and has an extensive and innovative network of research which is already leading to the commercialisation of quantum technologies. Quantum-enabled products will help remove technological barriers to productivity and competitiveness in the UK.
This meeting will include the movers and shakers in the UK and will explore developments in quantum communications, quantum clocks, quantum imaging, quantum sensors, quantum computers and cyber security.

Our programme will be a stand-alone event running concurrently with the Photonex exhibition. This includes a Quantum Technologies Specialist Zone where there are exhibitors showing their equipment and demonstrating the stage they have reached with their research. There is a comprehensive exhibition running including specific quantum technologies research groups.



10:30 – 10:35 Opening words   
Jose Pozo, Director of Technology, EPIC
10:35 – 11:00 Fraunhofer CAP QT- early success, broad collaboration, future entanglement 
Christopher Carson, Fraunhofer UK Research (UNITED KINGDOM)
11:00 – 11:25 PPLN waveguides for quantum technologies                                                                                  
Sam A. Berry, Research Fellow, University of Southampton (UNITED KINGDOM)
11:25 – 11:50 The enabling technologies of quantum photonics
Joe Gannicliffe, Head of Photonics, Compound Semiconductor Applications (UNITED KINGDOM)
11:50 – 12:15 Lasers for Quantum Sensing and Metrology applications 
Robin Uren, Lead R&D Engineer, UniKLasers (UNITED KINGDOM)

12:15 – 13:00 Break


13:00 – 13:25 Challenges for obtaining Quantum Advantage in Aerospace and Defence
Henry White, Lead Technologist, BAE Systems (UNITED KINDGOM)
13:25 – 13:50 Non-invasive sensing and monitoring of biomarkers and molecules with photons
Gin Jose, Chair in Functional Materials, University of Leeds (UNITED KINGDOM)
13:50 – 14:15 Squeezed light for precision optical measurement
Vincent Boyer, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham (UNITED KINGDOM)
14:15 – 14:40 Driving Sensitivity in Cold-Atom Interferometry
Elaine Blackwood, Director of Sales and Marketing, Photonic Solutions (UNITED KINGDOM)
14:40 – 15:30 Networking


Meeting Location: Theatre 3 : Exhibition Hall (floorplan)

Venue address:

Ricoh Arena
Judds Lane
Coventry, CV6 6GE
United Kingdom


This is a free of charge event, but we still require your pre-registration, so we kindly ask you to fill the registration form below.
By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you of details concerning this event. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company. To access the venue and attend this meeting please do not forget to register for the Photonex show here.

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For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova by email: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com or mobile: +420 606526252.