14:30 – 15:30
Quantum computing is in its infancy but developments have already given rise to start-up companies using quantum technologies in novel ways. These include Oxford Quantum Circuits, a new approach to scaling superconducting based qubits; Oxford HighQ, using microcavities for chemical sensing; and Verivin, analysing wine without opening the bottle!
We also explore software innovations with NQIT, IBM Q and Cambridge Quantum Computing – on the challenges for programming quantum computers and developments in creating new quantum applications.
16:45 – 17:30
Closing Plenary: “Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you” Prince
All day we will have been learning about the technologies behind our four sectors, and will have also explored the exciting range of applications that are or will be on offer. Now, to close our event, a diverse and knowledgeable panel of local business people and experts, led by Dr Matt Perkins for OUI, will consider the opportunities and, yes, challenges of these ground breaking sectors. We look forward to a lively and entertaining debate.
The 2019 event will be on Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University.
The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations.
Pitching for Success
Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.