Evert Geurtsen

Director for User Engagement, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), University of Oxford

Evert is leading the industrial strategy and partnership programmes for NQIT, the UK’s Quantum Computing hub, led by the Oxford University. Prior to joining NQIT, Evert was Head of Licensing and Ventures for the Physical Sciences at Oxford University Innovation (OUI) since 2009. At OUI, Evert helped founders create over 50 new ventures, was responsible for the Oxford Startup Incubator and secured licence agreements for many Oxford inventions. Evert studied Automotive Engineering from the Netherlands and has held senior roles in the automotive industry –  including General Motors and Lotus Engineering. Evert has founded his own ventures and raised investment pioneering affordable electric cars, and also holds a MBA from Warwick University.


Programme sessions

14:30 – 15:30

Quantum Applications

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.

Location: Kennedy
Speakers: Niel de BeaudrapTim Ellison, Evert Geurtsen, Ilyas KhanCecilia MuldoonJeremy Warren and Ilana Wisby

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