UK Energy and Industry Minister visits QuantIC
The Energy and Industry Minister Jesse Norman MP visited QuantIC at the University of Glasgow on Monday 23 January as part of the launch that day of the UK Government’s vision for a modern industrial strategy, a Green Paper which includes references to science, research and innovation.
Mr Norman, a minister in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, was welcomed by the Principal Professor Anton Muscatelli; the Head of the College of Science and Engineering Professor Muffy Calder; Professor David Cumming, Co-Investigator at QuantIC; and Dr Sara Diegoli, Project Manager at QuantIC.
The Minister was shown examples of QuantIC’s technologies including Wee-g, Gas Sight, the hidden object tracker and the superconducting nanowire detector as Professor Cumming explained how the Hub worked in partnership with industrial partners, and supported and encouraged innovation. Industry partners from M Squared Lasers, Chromacity, Clyde Space and Leonardo were also on hand to meet with Mr Norman to highlight the collaborative efforts with the Hub.
Mr Norman said he was “hugely impressed” with QuantIC and the way the University of Glasgow engages with innovators and with business and industry. He encouraged submissions to the Green Paper on the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. The consultation will last for next twelve weeks.