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Quantum sensors - from the lab to the field

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691156

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 945 000

  • EU contribution

    € 945 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

Q-SENSE will promote international and inter-sector collaboration for the advancement of science and the development of innovation in the area of cold atom quantum sensors. In particular it fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that turns the Nobel-prize winning ideas of cold atom research and precision measurement (Nobel prizes 1997 and 2005) into innovative products. In particular, we bring together a synergetic network of the world leaders in optical clocks and atom interferometers with technology translators and end user applicants to promote space and terrestrial applications of optical clocks and cold atom gravity sensors with an additional eye on implications on policies via the JRC. Our research and innovation programme will deliver knowledge exchange around a technology demonstrator for a space optical clock, development plans for atom interferometer satellite missions, an open source toolbox for simulations of atom interferometer performance in real-world applications and outreach to over 70 companies and the public raising awareness of the potential of optical clocks and cold atom gravimeters for economic and societal benefits, such as in global water monitoring, humanitarian de-mining, satellite navigation and broadband communication. Q-SENSE will enhance the skills of research- and innovation-related human resources in our partner organisations to work seamlessly across sectors and provide new career perspectives in the emerging area of commercial quantum technologies.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Address

Edgbaston
B15 2tt Birmingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

Participants (9)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 553 500

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 36 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 13 500

Partners (2)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

United States

REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691156

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 945 000

  • EU contribution

    € 945 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom