Industry Event
Startup Challenge: Commercializing Quantum Technologies in Imaging and Sensing, Quantum Leap
30 January 2024 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us for an engaging panel session focusing on the challenges of commercializing quantum technology, particularly in the field of imaging and sensing. This session features a group of early career researchers from the UK that are taking their technology from bench to market.

The researchers are part of Quantum Leap, a pre-accelerator programme funded as part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme to commercialise quantum imaging and sensing technologies. The Quantum Leap cohort are now in the USA to connect with international investors and explore new markets.

Quantum technology is on the brink of transforming various industries, from healthcare to communications, with innovative imaging and sensing applications. However, moving from the lab to the market presents its own set of difficulties. In this discussion, we'll break down these challenges and uncover the strategies and insights of these emerging leaders.

Our panelists will share their experiences in securing funding, forming partnerships, and achieving scalability in the quantum tech landscape. They'll also discuss how programs like Quantum Leap have shaped their entrepreneurial journeys and opened doors to global opportunities.

Whether you're an investor, entrepreneur, or simply curious about the future of quantum tech, this session offers practical perspectives and a look into the potential quantum-driven solutions that could soon revolutionize various industries. Don't miss this chance to engage with the next generation of quantum innovators and gain insights into the realities of commercializing quantum technology.


Ian Tracey
Ian Tracey
Anchored In Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Investment Presenters

Zhenlin Li
Betawave Ventures and Photon Venture Capital (United States)

Eric Hall
Managing Partner
Entrada Ventures (United States)

Leander Zickler
Private Investor

Quantum Leap Presenters

Abhinav Prasad
University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Eleni Margariti
Institute of Photonics, Technology and Innovation Centre (United Kingdom)

Mark Cunningham
University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Thank you to Founding Partner, JENOPTIK, for supporting this year's Startup Challenge

Additional thank you to our 2024 Lead Sponsors, Hamamatsu and Thorlabs, and supporting sponsor, Nextcorps Luminate for supporting this year's Startup Challenge.