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Reference Number EP/W026945/1
Title International Network on Sensor and Timing Applications with Quantum Technologies (INSTA-QT)
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 10%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 100%
Principal Investigator Professor Y Singh

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 14 February 2022
End Date 13 February 2025
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £507,957
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme Quantum Technology Grants
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor Y Singh , School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr N Metje , Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Nottingham (0.000%)
Project Contact , BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Federal Standards Laboratory PTB Berlin (0.000%)
Project Contact , INGV - Ist. Naz. Geofisica Vulcanologia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kinemetrics (0.000%)
Project Contact , Q-CTRL GmbH (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sydney Water (0.000%)
Project Contact , Uni. of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (0.000%)
Project Contact , Vexlum Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract INSTA-QT brings together experts from every inhabited continent to harness the power of the UK National Quantum Technology Program to address the Global Challenges facing the world. This will intrinsically need an international collaboration with regional practitioners to succeed and offers a natural pathway to long-term sustainable international collaborations via future global challenges programmes. We will focus on several crucial UN Sustainable Developments Goals (SDG), where Quantum Sensors and timing can make a difference. This in particular includes fighting hunger and climate change via better management of underground water and natural disasters such as droughts, flooding, earthquakes and volcanic activity. We will also link people on quantum technologies for better health and net-zero carbon. Our international participants are providing connections to local experts, who know what works and what is really needed in the real world in developing countries.Relations initiated during workshops will be deepened by a visitor programme and opening up UK facilities for people to assess their SDG technology solutions in trials. This will allow to build a leading role for the UK in setting standards for the use of quantum sensors in practical applications and advertise the UK to international talent as attractive location for their next career step.
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Added to Database 02/03/22