Jason Smith

Associate Director for Skills and Training and Work Package Leader for Solid State Node Engineering, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), University of Oxford

Jason Smith leads NQIT’s work on solid state node engineering and is the NQIT Associate Director for Skills and Training. He leads the Photonic Nanomaterials Group (PNG) in the Oxford Department of Materials which focuses on nanostructured materials and nanophotonic devices for diverse applications including quantum information processing, quantum communications and chemical sensing. Within NQIT he leads efforts to develop quantum processors using point defects in diamond as networkable qubits. When not engaged in teaching, research or entrepreneurship he enjoys running.


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Building a quantum computer!

We are at the early dawn of a new age of discoveries that one day will change the world. A new type of computer, a quantum computer, is the key, harnessing the extraordinary properties of quantum physics to perform computations beyond our reach today. The UK is developing its own quantum processors that are complex to engineer. Join world-leading scientists and industry representatives to discover the different approaches the UK is taking in this exciting venture!

Location: Kennedy
Speakers: Michael Cuthbert, Peter LeekDavid LucasDominic O’Brien and Jason Smith

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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