Our Rising Innovation programme is a series of university led masterclasses showcasing pioneering research and innovation from our centres of excellence, encompassing a diverse range of topics relevant to industries with local and global significance.

The aim of this programme is to develop your knowledge and build capability within your business to enable innovation and new business projects – providing you with insights and a competitive advantage to help future proof your business.

Are we entering a quantum age?

Applications of quantum physics are advancing at an astounding pace and promise to significantly change the business technology landscape and for some industries turn the landscape upside down.

Quantum technologies can provide highly disruptive capabilities for numerous applications across a wide range of sectors. Therefore, it is important for you to understand this game-changing technology and how its role in computing, data processing and communications could impact your business.

Learn from the experts

In our inaugural session, experts from the Sussex Centre of Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex, will demystify the ground-breaking potential of this topic.

The session will provide a deeper understanding of incredible technological advances and how they are relevant to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) through case studies.

Session topics:

  • An introduction to quantum technologies
  • Case studies of partnership work with small and medium-sized businesses
  • Insight into this revolutionary technology including super-fast computers, simulation, sensors, imaging, batteries and atomic clocks, and their potential impact on your business now and in the future.

Who should attend:

This session will be suited to anyone who wants to find out more about how the quantum technology revolution will affect their business, and/or has ideas of innovation project ideas related to this field which could receive support through our access to expertise pathway.

This is particularly relevant to SMEs working in the following areas: imaging and sensing (e.g. healthcare, manufacturing, developers of sensors), clocks (e.g. navigation), computing (e.g. finance, software), materials physics (e.g. health or consumer products).

Who is delivering the session:

Professor Jacob Dunningham and Professor Peter Kruger from the University of Sussex’s Centre for Quantum Technologies will lead the session alongside a panel of experts from their department.

There will be a presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

Eligibility and how to book

This workshop is FREE to attend if you have joined the RISE project – either as a friend or member.

To reserve your place, please register via the orange register button on the right of this page.

RISE members will receive a RISE Innovation programme Certificate of Attendance when they complete 12 hours or more workshop time or support from the RISE project. Please note this is not accredited Continuous Personal Development.

This workshop is delivered through the support of West Sussex County Council and ERDF funding. For more information on our funders see our About page. Participation in any RISE project activities are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

This event is valued at £216 of State Aid support. State aid information is detailed in our T&Cs.

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Feb 03, 2022

Feb 03, 2022


Business & IP Centre, Crawley Library

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