Funding for Glasgow Uni Quantum Computing Project
A project that aims to bridge the gap between cutting-edge quantum computing and existing information infrastructure receives £3m funding.
17:40 24 March 2022
A cutting-edge project that aims to take quantum computing from the lab to real-world applications has received £3m in new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The Empowering Practical Interfacing of Quantum Computing (EPIQC), which is led by researchers from the University of Glasgow, will bring together quantum computing and ICT researchers to create new ways to bridge the gap between current quantum computers and information and communication technologies. They will focus on optical interconnects, wireless control and readout and cryoelectronics.
Professor Martin Weides from the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering and leader of EPIQC said: “We’re pleased that EPSRC has chosen to lend their support to this project, which involves many of the leading quantum technology and ICT researchers and industry partners from across the UK.
“Together, we have the expertise and access to facilities which will help us tackle some tricky problems. We expect to develop a robust network of collaboration and co-creation which will produce some exciting results and help further develop the roadmap to realise the potential of quantum computing interfaces.”