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What can CQT do for industry?

With growing global interest in the commercial potential of quantum technologies, from the precision sensors of today to the quantum computers of the future, we aim to deliver value from our research. The Centre for Quantum Technologies is recognised as a world-class research centre in its field. With some 150 research staff and students, we offer a critical mass of expertise. We welcome contact from industry or government to:


Get advice

As quantum devices reach technological maturity, businesses have questions about how quantum technology can impact their operations. This includes knowing, for example, how the prospect of a quantum computer threatens public key encryption systems, or about the cutting-edge capabilities of single-photon detectors. We can host visits to discuss your interests or arrange workshops for more in-depth exploration of topics.

Get staff

CQT trains its researchers and students to a high standard. We have created a core of people who could staff technology businesses. To encourage innovation, businesses also need to employ active problem solvers – and there's no doubt that doing research at CQT develops such skills. Talk to us if you're interested in hiring.

Get technology

CQT is exploring how to commercialise some of its own technological innovations. Because CQT is primarily a basic science organisation we are looking to license our ideas or build partnerships to make this happen. We work with the NUS Industry Liaison Office. Please contact us for more information about our intellectual property.



Businesses or agencies interested in collaborating with CQT or learning more about CQT research can contact members of our Industry Relations team. Some examples of our activities in this area are highlighted below.

Delegates at workshop

Industry workshops

CQT offered a customised one-day workshop on practical quantum technologies to staff of ST Electronics (Info-Security) Pte Ltd in March 2016. The programme included talks, technolgoy demonstrations and interaction time. Read more here.

Close up of QRNG hardware

Quantum hardware

One of the patents filed by CQT researchers covers technology for fast generation of random numbers by hardware, as opposed to algorithmic approaches. The method relies on measurement of vacuum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field. Read more in the research paper here.



Alexander Ling speaking at GSTC 2016

Expert speakers

CQT researchers have given invited talks on quantum technologies at industry events. For example, Principal Investigator Alexander Ling spoke at the Global Space & Technology Convention 2016 about his group's work with CubeSats as a testbed for designing quantum communication satellites.