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Launch of the UCD Centre for Quantum Engineering, Science, and Technology (C-QuEST)
We are delighted to invite you to the official launch of UCD's new research Centre for Quantum Engineering, Science, and Technology (C-QuEST) on Thursday, July 29th. The event will outline the aims and ambitions of this new enterprise through discussions with some of the key people within the centre as well as contributions from both national and international stakeholders.

C-QuEST facilitates university-wide activities aimed at understanding, developing, and commercialising new quantum technologies. The establishment of C-QuEST is a timely response to the emerging research, educational, funding, and commercialisation opportunities in this sector. It brings together and builds upon the considerable existing expertise within UCD on quantum technologies across the University and provides a gateway for industry partners and spin-out companies.

Agenda: 11:00am-12:30pm
-Introduction: Prof Orla Feely, Vice-President for Research Innovation & Impact, UCD

-Fireside Chat with C-QuEST Director: Dr Andrew Mitchell, UCD School of Physics

-Centre Research Themes: Presentations by C-QuEST ‘Champions’ Dr Steve Campbell, Assoc Prof Elena Blokhina, Dr Simon Caton, & Dr Rupert Levene

-EU Commission Quantum Flagship Initiative

-Funder Perspectives: SFI (Dr Ciarán Seoighe, Deputy Director General), Enterprise Ireland (Dr Imelda Lambkin, Manager of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund, & Atlantic Bridge (Dr Helen McBreen, Partner)

-Industry Perspectives: IBM Research (Dr Ruoyi Zhou, Director of IBM Research Ireland) & Equal1 (Jason Lynch, COO)

-Academic and “All-island” Perspective: Advisory Board member, Prof Mauro Paternostro (Queen’s University, Belfast)

-UCD Schools: Messages from the Heads of UCD Schools of Physics (Assoc Prof Emma Sokell), Mathematics & Statistics (Assoc Prof Edward A. Cox), Computer Science (Assoc Prof Chris Bleakley), & Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Prof Peter Kennedy)

Learn more about the centre at ucd.ie/quantum.

Jul 29, 2021 11:00 AM in Dublin

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