Tue, 17 Aug | Online Via Zoom

Mini Research Sandpit – Quantum Technologies

This one-day mini ‘Research Sandpit’ is an opportunity for the FLF+ community to dialogue, network and establish collaborative partnerships around the theme of Quantum Technologies.
Mini Research Sandpit – Quantum Technologies

Time & Location

17 Aug, 10:00 – 16:00
Online Via Zoom

About the Event

This one-day mini ‘Research Sandpit’ is an opportunity for the FLF+ community to dialogue, network and establish collaborative partnerships around the theme of Quantum Technologies.

Quantum technology is rapidly emerging as a disruptive force, and is needed to overcome Moore’s law. As such, developing and commercializing quantum technologies are strategic priorities of the UK government, and initiatives are appearing across Europe, Asia and North America.

Quantum technologies impact a broad range of disciplines spanning mathematical, physical and life sciences and engineering, in all three realms of academia, industry and policy. This mini-sandpit could potentially be the start of an interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral collaboration to pursue research in this area.

What happens in a research sandpit?

Research sandpits focus on a particular theme or topic, bringing together researchers and stakeholders from a range of disciplines and perspectives in order to:

  • meet and form a network with others who have similar interests
  • learn different perspectives and approaches relating to the topic
  • suggest ways of working together or maintain dialogue to advance an idea, address a challenge or plan a proposal or event

Previous events have resulted in collaborative proposal writing and events, new networks and publications, as well as adding to individual networks and understanding.

The programme (exact timings will be subject to change):

Morning:

  • Hear thought-provoking perspectives on the topic
  • Introduction round: getting to know one another and our expertise
  • Generating ideas and possibilities for future discussion and collaboration

Afternoon:

  • Breakout group work to explore an individual idea in more detail
  • Idea sharing
  • Suggestions and commitments to further actions and future dialogue and collaboration

Due to the nature of this event it will not be recorded.

*Timings/content subject to change depending on participant numbers.

Facilitated by Dr Chris Russell

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