CERN UK Quantum Technology Roadshow


Collaborate with CERN to solve your problems in quantum technology


Quantum technologies are set to revolutionise our world by applying the seemingly mysterious laws of physics at the smallest scales to real-world applications like computing, communications, sensing and imaging.

Many of the extreme requirements encountered in quantum technology are shared with high energy physics, such as superconducting materials, ultra-high vacuums, precise timing and more. For this reason, CERN has built up a wealth of expertise and specific technologies that can directly address challenges in the quantum industry across a broad range of applications.

Between 11th - 14th July 2022, CERN will be visiting different locations within the UK to spark collaborations with companies in the quantum industry.

CERN is hosting an event at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire on 11th July 2022  in collaboration with STFC. This will be open to companies within the quantum technology industry, and will provide an opportunity to find out how CERN’s technology can benefit your company. It is also a chance to meet CERN's Knowledge Transfer Team one-to-one to discuss potential collaboration opportunities. 

Please see the full schedule at the bottom of this page, which includes speakers from the UK National Quantum Computing Centre and the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing.

Additionally, CERN will be available for one-to-one meetings with companies to discus collaboration opportunities in Birmingham on 13th July 2022 and Glasgow on 14th July 2022. Please note that the event in London on 12th July is fully booked.

Please email kt.quantum@cern if you are interested in arranging a meeting.


Registration Form
    • 1:00 PM 6:45 PM
      Harwell Science and Innovation Campus - Oxfordshire
      Conveners: Amanda Diez Fernandez (CERN), Benjamin Frisch (CERN), William Edward Atkinson (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))
      • 1:00 PM
        Check in at RAL Reception 30m

        Please check in at the RAL Reception where you will be provided with a RAL visitor pass and directed to the Visitor Centre. If your company is based at Harwell Campus and you are already in possession of a site pass, please arrive at the Visitor Centre for 1:15pm.

      • 1:30 PM
        Welcome and Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Dr Benjamin Frisch (CERN)
      • 1:40 PM
        CERN and the UK Quantum Industry (Virtual Presentation) 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Kai Bongs (UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, University of Birmingham)
      • 1:50 PM
        Introduction to the National Quantum Computing Centre and Open Innovation 15m

        The NQCC is a new research centre, funded through UK Research and Innovation, which is dedicated to accelerating the development of quantum computing by addressing the challenges of scalability.

        Speaker: Dr Simon Plant (UK National Quantum Computing Centre)
      • 2:05 PM
        Accelerating the Second Quantum Revolution with CERN Technology 30m

        CERN's history in quantum technology and areas of expertise for industrial collaboration.

        Speakers: Amanda Diez Fernandez (CERN), William Edward Atkinson (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))
      • 2:35 PM
        Q&A 15m
      • 2:50 PM
        One-to-one meetings and networking 2h

        One-to-one session blocks with CERN's Knowledge Officers for Quantum Technology. Networking will take place in parallel.

      • 5:15 PM
        Informal Drinks at Harwell Campus HQ and Introduction to Harwell Campus Quantum Cluster 1h 10m
        Speaker: Vandore John (Harwell Campus)
    • 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

      CERN will be available in Glasgow on 14th July to hold one-on-one meetings with companies. Please email kt.quantum@cern if you are interested in meeting.

      Conveners: Amanda Diez Fernandez (CERN), Benjamin Frisch (CERN), William Edward Atkinson (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))