Kelvin Nanotechnology is partnering with the Quantum Circuit Group at the University of Glasgow, who is leading the University’s contribution to the UK Canada Quantum Technology Programme for the creation of an advanced manufacturing toolkit for quantum computing and sensing. The project consortium is completed by Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology in the UK and the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada.
Funded by Innovate UK-Natural Sciences (UKRI) and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the consortium will address the need to produce robust, reliable, and scalable quantum circuits to enable their future commercial exploitation and large-scale deployment.
The Quantum Circuit Group group is developing advanced wafer-scale qubit fabrication capabilities for 3d integrated quantum devices at the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre. Kelvin Nanotechnology will provide these industrial grade superconducting processes on a commercial basis.
Professor Weides, Head of the Quantum Circuits Group, said: “This grant is vital to addressing today’s new pressing challenges to increase the technological readiness level of superconducting quantum circuits. Our long-standing collaboration with Oxford Instruments will be continued and strengthened by including novel materials and nanofabrication techniques in the UK’s leading nanofabrication cleanroom, the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.
“The University of Glasgow’s subsidiary and commercialisation partner Kelvin Nanotechnology will offer access to our nanofabrication portfolio including industrial-grade superconducting processes. We are delighted to advance existing manufacturing toolkits to solve issues faced by the quantum technology start-ups, provider and research institutes in the UK and Canada.”
To read more about the UK Canada Quantum Technology Programme please visit https://www.ukri.org/news/uk-and-canada-launch-world-first-programme-of-quantum-technologies/
Glasgow’s Quantum Circuit Group is found here https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/research/divisions/ene/researchthemes/micronanotechnology/quantumcircuits/