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Quantum systems engineer training centre receives £4.4 million funding

Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Cranfield School of Management has secured £4.4 million in funding to form a pioneering centre to train entrepreneurial quantum system engineers for a career in the industry.

Funding has been secured from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for an alliance led by the University of Bristol.

The training and skills hub links up with the Government’s National Quantum Technology programme, as it hopes to bring companies, investors, the facilities and skills together that are essential for emerging companies in the quantum technology sector.

Students at the centre will have the chance to build contacts through partners such as the UK National Network of Quantum Technology Hubs, SETSquared Partnerships and Engine Shed. 

This will run alongside opportunities to work on joint projects, to attend networking events, seminars and to receive coaching and mentoring from those already within the sector.

The centre

Cranfield’s recognised MBA and management programmes will provide the industrially relevant management, entrepreneurship, innovation and design components of the centre.

The move puts Cranfield in the middle of an integral UK Government initiative, and will give researches the chance to transform into entrepreneurs and leaders who try and move quantum science out from the lab and bring it to the attention of wider society.

The programme

The programme is set to focus on four key areas including, quantum technologies, systems and design engineering, enterprise and innovation, as well as connectivity and networks.

Those selected will be offered a package of up to £50,000 to cover salary, travel and concept demonstrator development, with a further £100,000 available for further benefits including technical support, course fees and incubation space.

There are two pathways to take on the course – one is short-term and flexible, designed for those who already possess high quality research experience and who are looking for a way to kick-start their career.

The second is for those who have an idea of the quantum technology they wish to commercialise, but need help with a business plan.

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