EPIC World Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit at University of Glasgow

3-4 September 2020

Glasgow, United Kingdom


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The world is going through a quantum revolution. The purpose of the EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit is to bring together the companies in the supply chain towards the commercialization of upcoming products resulting from the current R&D initiatives.
According to the EU Quantum Technologies Flagship, as well as many other initiatives worldwide in Quantum technologies, there are 4 main application areas in which a paradigm shift is expected: quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum computing, and quantum metrology.
Following such priorities, the EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit has the goal of setting up the supply chain for 5 different upcoming product ranges:.

  • QUANTUM CLOCKS based on trapped ions and atoms can measure time with unprecedented accuracy.
  • QUANTUM IMAGING and CAMERAS beating classical limits, in markets such as automotive or security, enabling looking around corners or through the fog.
  • QUANTUM SENSORS enabling the detection of motion, light, electric and magnetic fields, and gravity with an accuracy that surpasses many conventional technologies.
  • QUANTUM COMPUTERS expected to perform tasks that are intractable for conventional machines. Future quantum computers will be able to perform calculations in seconds for which the current supercomputers could take millions of years.
  • QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS is fully secure against hacking.

Please find last year’s event agenda & participants list HERE.


Wednesday 2 September 2020

19:00 – 23:00 Welcoming reception @ venue – TBA.

Thursday 3 September 2020

08:00 Optional bus transfer form the recommended hotel (to be announced soon) to the University of Glasgow (if needed)
08:20 – 08:55 Registration & welcome coffee @ University of Glasgow
08:55 – 09:00 Welcoming words by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC
09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming words by Miles Padgett, Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy, University of Glasgow (UNITED KINGDOM)
09:15 – 10:30 SESSION 1: The quantum industrial revolution
09:15 – 09:30 Quantum circuit born machine and its applications in finance – Alexei Kondratyev, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank (UNITED KINGDOM)
09:30 – 09:45 Mapping the quantum ecosystem: funding, trends, and business models – Francesco Corea, Research Lead, Balderton Capital (UNITED KINGDOM)
09:45 – 10:00 Commercialization routes for Quantum Technology – Andrew Collins, Lecturer in Deep Science Enterprise Development, Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (UNITED KINGDOM)
10:00 – 10:15 Quantum technologies markets: the role of photonics – Eric Mounier, Fellow Analyst, Yole Development (FRANCE)
10:30 – 11:15 Networking coffee break

11:15 – 13:00 SESSION 2: Quantum communication and QKD
11:15 – 11:45 KEYNOTE: How to industrialize QKD – Andrew Lord, Senior Manager of Optical Research, BT (UNITED KINGDOM)
11:45 – 12:00 Telecom wavelength quantum emitters and their application in quantum networks – Joanna Skiba-Szymanska, Senior Research Scientist, Toshiba Research Europe (UNITED KINGDOM)
12:00 12:15 Taking integrated quantum encryption technologies out of the lab and into real-world applications – Chris Erven, CEO, Co-Founder, KETS Quantum Security (UNITED KINGDOM)
12:15 – 12:30 Optical building-blocks for Quantum Applications – Johann Cussey, Director General, AUREA Technology (FRANCE)
12:30 – 12:45 Single photons to illuminate the quantum revolution – Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, CEO, Nu Quantum (UNITED KINGDOM)
13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:30 SESSION 3: Quantum clocks technology and applications
14:00 – 14:15 Optical atomic clocks – Juergen Stuhler, VP Quantum Technologies, TOPTICA Photonics (GERMANY)
15:30 – 16:15 Networking coffee break
16:15 – 18:00 SESSION 4: Quantum sensing and metrology
16:15 – 16:30 TBA. – Eamonn Murphy, Engineering Directorate, European Space Agency (THE NETHERLANDS)
16:30 – 16:45 Non-invasive quantum bio-sensing – Almut Beige, Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy (UNITED KINGDOM)
16:45 – 17:15 KEYNOTE: Commercializing Quantum Technologies: from science to the real world – Trevor Cross, CTO and Head of Quantum Technologies, Teledyne (UNITED KINGDOM)
17:15 – 17:30 Supporting the economic development of quantum technology with quantum metrology – Nicolas Spethmann, Coordinator Quantum Technology Competence Center, PTB (GERMANY)

18:15 Bus transfer from the University of Glasgow to the dinner location (if needed)
18:45 – 22:00 Dinner @ venue – TBA.
22:15 Walk / bus transfer from the dinner place to the recommended hotel

Friday 4 September 2020

08:00 – 08:30 Check out of the hotel
08:30 Bus transfer from the recommended hotel to the University of Glasgow (if needed)
08:50 – 09:25 Welcome coffee @ University of Glasgow
09:25 – 09:30 Recap by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC
09:30 – 10:45 SESSION 5: Quantum imaging
09:30 – 9:45 Quantum technologies in the support small satellite missions – Craig Clark, Founder & CSO, AAC Clyde Space (UNITED KINGDOM)
10:45 – 11:30 Networking coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 6: Quantum computing
11:30 – 11:45 High-performance quantum computing with the True-Q compiler – Joseph Emerson, CEO & Founder, Quantum Benchmark (CANADA)
11:45 – 12:00 Photonics as an enabler for Quantum Computing and Simulation – Dominic O’Brien, Director of the UK National Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation, University of Oxford (UNITED KINGDOM)
13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Tour around the University of Glasgow
16:00 End and optional departure to Glasgow airport

Other speakers that you can look forward to: 

      • KEYNOTE: TBA. – Andy Stanford-Clark, CTO, IBM UK and Ireland (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • KEYNOTE: TBA. – Henry White, Lead Technologist, BAE Systems (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • KEYNOTE: TBA. – Brendan Casey, CEO, Kelvin Nanotechnology (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • TBA. – Graeme Malcolm, CEO & Founder, M Squared Lasers (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • TBA. – David McLoskey, Managing Director, HORIBA (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • TBA. – Tatjana Wilk, General Manager, Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (GERMANY)
      • TBA. – Paolo Bianco, Manager Global R&T Cooperation, Airbus Defence and Space (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • TBA. – William Alexander, Technical Director, Thales Optronics UK (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • TBA. – Klitos Andrea, Business Development Manager, EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub / University of York (UNITED KINGDOM)
      • TBA. – Tobias Müller, CTO, Aixemtec (GERMANY)


The Summit will be held at the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Room 105 (address: 1728 University Pl, Glasgow G11 6PA).
The Welcoming Reception, as well as the main dining venue, will be announced soon.


We recommend you to book your room at the business hotel Crowne Plaza Glasgow (address: Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT, United Kingdom) by clicking HERE or by using external sources (e.g. booking.com) or by phone +44 141 306 9988 between 9 am-6 pm Monday – Friday. The rate using the link is 125 £. (standard room including wifi & breakfast) / night. The rate is valid until 22 July 2020. After this, reservations are subjected to availability and the rates from the moment. The bus transfers will be organized to/from this hotel only.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 425 EUR (excluding VAT); non-members: 975 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1 August 2020. By filling in the registration form below you agree with your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the list of participants with the other participants or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company, decision-maker. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff. Please also note that at the event we will be filming and taking photos, where you might appear.

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EPIC Events Manager Sharara Qasemova, email: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile / WhatsApp: +420775465552