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EPSRC Reference: EP/P510269/1
Title: Training & Skills Hub in Quantum Systems Engineering: The Quantum Enterprise Hub
Principal Investigator: Linden, Professor N
Other Investigators:
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Boeing Defence Science & Tech Lab DSTL Google
Heriot-Watt University Hewlett Packard Inc IBM UK Ltd
Imperial College London Loughborough University Microsoft
National Physical Laboratory Setsquared Torbay Development Agency TDA
UCL University of Glasgow
Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Bristol
Scheme: Training & Skills
Starts: 01 April 2016 Ends: 30 June 2022 Value (£): 4,411,281
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Communications
Information Technologies
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Summary on Grant Application Form
Our ambition is to build upon the already successful Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (QE-CDT) at the

University of Bristol and partner with Cranfield University's Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship to create a world-leading

Hub to train entrepreneurially-minded quantum systems engineers ready for a career in the emerging Quantum Technology

(QT) industry.

The 'Quantum Enterprise Hub' has 3 key components: Quantum Systems Engineering; Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and

Innovation; and Connectivity. The Hub will have unrivalled international excellence in Quantum Engineering, surrounded by

world-class expertise in all areas of Systems Engineering and the scientific and technological application areas of QT at the

University of Bristol. We will work in partnership with Cranfield University, whose internationally recognised MBA and

Ventures Programme will provide the industrially relevant management, entrepreneurship, innovation, and design

components of the Hub. Connectivity will be delivered through our network of partners, including the UK National Network

of Quantum Technology Hubs, the award winning SETSquared Partnerships and EngineShed, and other academic and

industrial partners, working on joint projects and secondments, networking events, Venture Days, investor showcase

events, seminars, coaching and mentoring, and other events that will enable students to establish their own broad network

of contacts.

We have designed the Quantum Enterprise Hub in collaboration with a number of academic and industry experts, and

included as partners those who will add substantially to the training experience of our students and fellows. Through this

process, a consistent picture of the skills that industry requires for future quantum systems engineers has emerged:

innovators who can tackle the hardest intellectual challenges and recognise the end goal of their research, with an ability to

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move from fundamental physics towards the challenges of engineering and developing practical systems, who understand

the capabilities of other people (and why they are useful). Industry needs people with good decision-making,

communication and management skills, with the ability to work across discipline boundaries (to a deadline and a budget)

and build interdisciplinary teams, with the ability to translate a problem from one domain to another. Relevant work

experience, knowledge of entrepreneurship, industrial R&D operations, and business practices are essential.

We believe that the Quantum Enterprise Hub is something new and exciting with the potential to attract and train the best

and brightest students and fellows to ensure that the resulting capacity is world-class and novel, thus providing real and

lasting benefits to the UK economy.
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