Scotland keeps a laser-sharp focus on advancing quantum technology | SBN

Scotland’s photonics sector is a £1 Billion industry supporting 4,000 highly skilled jobs.

It is estimated that value-add per employee in photonics is 3x the national average. Therefore, the dynamism of the sector is reflected in its hefty contribution to Scottish exports and creates worldwide partnerships and collaborations for both research and the commercial supply chain.

The sector leverages strong support from the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise, with more than than 30% of the UK Government’s Innovate UK funding for quantum coming into Central Scotland alone.

Innovate UK’s flagship project for Quantum Technology is QT Assemble, which aims to overcome technological barriers to create new markets across the industry.

UniKLasers is one of 14 companies involved with this programme – spearheaded by Fraunhofer UK – collaborating with companies across the UK to source ways of increasing the reliability and reducing the size, weight, power and cost of laser components and systems for current and future Quantum Technology needs.