This year’s UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase took place at the Business Design Centre in London on 02/11/2023.
The event was open to industry titans as well newly established start-ups, academia, investors, and government representatives. We all had one objective in mind: explore the exciting opportunities quantum-enabled technology can offer.
Alexandra Bratu (Sales and Funded Project Coordinator) and Tommy Davison-Mitchell (Office Assistant, and new sales team member) represented Torr Scientific Ltd. on stand B34. Alex and Tommy brought along some of our core product samples, quantum glass cells, anti-reflective coated viewports, biomedical coatings, CVD diamond viewports and X-ray anodes, as well as some new developments that have not been publicized yet (keep an eye out for new and exciting products).
At 15:15, Alex took part in the Quantum Supply Chain Parallel Speaker Session 2 which took place in Room E&F. Our short presentation was focused on core products and capabilities. We also presented the latest updates for our Innovate UK funded project QTEAM in collaboration with Metamorphic (lead), University of Nottingham, and RAL Space (end user) for a space-based Gravimeter.
Not to boast, but our presentation seemed to spark the most interest. At the end of the presentation, we received the following questions:
- What sputtering thicknesses can we achieve for gold and silver?
– The electrode coating thickness for our biomedical sensors is typically 150nm for gold, silver, and platinum. For CVD diamonds typical coating thickness is 5μm tungsten.
- With the additive manufacturing funded project (QTEAM) are we trying to recreate a 1:1 system of the original? Or are we trying to improve in various ways?
– We are aiming to improve the assembly in terms of weight, size and power consumption reduction, as well as improving as many aspects as we possibly could.
- How involved are we in addressing the requirements and needs of the quantum industry? Do people generally come to us with ideas? What is the process?
– Usually, customers come to us with ideas, they might not already have a system designed. We often design and develop their assembly, and then we improve it based on their feedback.
- Building on the previous question, which key international markets do we think has the most export potential?
– The USA market has been growing exponentially recently. We hired a sales representative to help us further break into the USA markets; we have several exhibitions and customer visits booked.
Overall, UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2023 was an excellent exhibition for us, and we are planning on attending it every year. It provides us with the opportunity to re-connect with old partners and connect with new ones. It is safe to say that we are looking forward to the 2024 show!