There is hardly any industry that doesn’t make use of these clever devices, and the technology is also becoming embedded in everyday life – improving productivity and generating profits.

Fundamental enabling technologies across many Scottish industrial sectors, including transport, defence, energy, health, renewables, oil and gas, and ocean science. The global SIS market is worth £500 billion.

Why Glasgow?

Photonics and nanotechnology are strengths of Glasgow’s high technology cluster and vital to the future quantum industry. The UK’s first Fraunhofer Research Centre is based in the city, and Glasgow has become one of the leading European centres for innovative laser manufacture.

Companies within the region have won 12 of 27 awards from the latest round of the Innovate UK Quantum Technologies Fund in partnership with Scottish higher education institutions. Glasgow is also home to CENSIS – the national innovation centre for sensing and imaging systems.