The Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) has the broad remit of accelerating application of quantum technologies, developing new capabilities and hardware that use quantum phenomena and to explore fundamental quantum information science with new technology.
The QET Labs Research Centre was launched in 2015, expanding on and subsuming the previous Centre for Quantum Photonics. It is part of the Bristol Quantum Information Institute at the University of Bristol partnering with the Quantum Information Theory Group, and sits across both the Faculties of Science and Engineering. The QET Labs Centre has an active grant portfolio of over £30m that supports over 100 personnel, including 12 academic staff that lead their own independent research activities, such as effort in three UK National Quantum Technology Hubs (Computing, Communications and Imaging), and ranges from fundamental research to working with industry and start-up companies to translate research.
QET Labs benefits from state-of-the-art facilities, including fully equipped quantum optics laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the School of Physics, integrated quantum photonics characterisation suites, ultra-low vibration noise facilities in the Nanoscience and Quantum Information building and device nano-fabrication in the University cleanroom.
QET Labs was responsible for the founding of an internationally unique entrepreneurship training program for quantum technology QTEC, and seeded the UK’s first quantum technology incubator, QTIC. These activities have created and supported one third of the UK’s quantum technology start-up companies (currently valued at <£120m), generated >£59m in equity, grants and revenues and to date resulted in 195 high value jobs.
The University of Bristol provides postgraduate training through the MSc programme in Optoelectronic and Quantum Technologies, and it hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering, which started in 2014 and supports on average ten PhD students annually.
QET Labs and Bristol’s quantum-ecosystem provides a highly supportive environment for world-leading research and training into quantum information science and technology.
We aim to build a diverse and inclusive working, learning and research environment for all our staff and students. Learn more about the EDI activities at QET Labs, Physics, Engineering, and the University of Bristol.
Bristol has a vibrant quantum community of which QET Labs are proud to be a part. Learn more about the Bristol-based expertise and opportunities across the pipeline of quantum research and technology development.