Work with us

Collaborating with QuantIC can mean accessing various funding streams, working with world leading academics in quantum imaging and opening access to collaboration with other companies in the technologies supply chain.

Industry partners and QuantIC researchers work on collaborative projects to determine whether a technology has the potential to offer a competitive edge. This partnership approach with industry has been successful by engaging with companies, discussing their challenges and finding innovative ways of addressing these through the use of quantum enhanced imaging technologies.

QuantIC continues to drive paradigm-changing imaging systems. The UK Quantum Technology Programme is set to transform the UK’s world leading science into commercial reality in line with the UK’s drive towards a high productivity and high-skill economy.

Industry Partners

Working with our industry partners, QuantIC has developed a range of demonstrators which exhibit our technology and the potential applications of our research.


Collaboration is central to innovation at QuantIC and we work in close partnership with industry throughout the technology development process, from proof of concept in the early stages of innovation, to field testing, system and component prototyping and commercialisation.

Our innovation strategy involves working alongside industry to identify where these new developments can be applied to add real value to a company’s bottom line performance. We now have around a dozen prototypes or enhancements to existing products arising from either the core work programme or from collaborative industrial engagement. A number of these will reach market entry over the coming years.

QuantIC’s ultimate aim is to translate its cutting edge research into technology that is ready for commercialisation either through industrial collaboration, joint ventures or spinouts.

QuantIC collaborations

In the first five years of the National Quantum Technology Programme QuantIC invested over £3m in collaborative projects through its Partnership Resource Fund leading to novel imaging products and has supported the creation of 3 new companies.



QuantIC’s investigating team and their groups represent over 120 full-time researchers in quantum technology across eight partner institutions.

QuantIC is committed to supporting the development of new ideas emerging from academic research. That’s why we have set up the Accelerated Development Fund, an open call designed to ensure we remain responsive to new developments in the field of quantum imaging.

We are also eager to hear about other projects the academic community have in development either within your institution or in collaboration with industrial partners. So come talk to us and find out about how else we may support your innovation journey.


The QuantIC Hub has strong links with national labs and industry, which presents an excellent opportunity for future career opportunities.

Students interested in the field of quantum are invited to apply for our QuantIC PhD Studentship Programme. Designed to ensure that students are equipped with the technical knowledge and transferrable skills needed for their future careers, the programme will also give you an opportunity to engage with companies and academics at the forefront of Quantum Technology activities within the UK and worldwide.

Innovation Space

The QuantIC Innovation Space offers flexible office and laboratory accommodation and provides a home for emerging ventures in quantum enhanced imaging.

  • Co-locate yourself with researchers and gain a direct route to academic expertise and new innovations in your field.
  • Making use of the Hub’s facilities such as our communal areas, hot desks, meeting rooms and lab space is ideal for early stage start-up or spin out companies looking for low cost accommodation options.
  • Hot desking in our Innovation Space as part of an industry secondment will allow for closer collaboration with QuantIC researchers and academic community.
  • In need of a base for a short duration? QuantIC is conveniently located in the Central Belt of Scotland, giving easy access to all the major cities.
  • We can offer your company a purpose-built lab space for you to carry out prototype development as part of your QuantIC research project to help advance the commercial opportunity for your technology.