First established in 2018, Quantum Science uses nanotechnology to develop advanced materials for use in the semiconductor, environmental and biomedical sectors. The company was initially based on campus, within STFC Daresbury Laboratory’s Campus Technology Hub Owing to significant growth since the business was formed, it moved to the larger Techspace One office and laboratory building in early 2021.
Best-in-class infrared quantum dots
Key to this growth has been the development of the best-in-class infrared quantum dots called INFIQ® QDs (quantum dots). The QDs are set to disrupt the multi-billion USD machine vision and sensing markets by their superior performance in optoelectronic devices used for mobile [VR/AR, low light imaging, eye tracking, face ID], automotive [LiDAR, gesture tracking], IoT devices, security and surveillance and spectrometers for healthcare, industrial and environmental applications.
Scaleup Programme supports a select group
The Scaleup Programme supports a select group of companies on a journey of exponential growth. QS was identified as a highly innovative, ambitious, high-growth oriented company already on its scaling journey, whose innovations and business models will disrupt an existing market, and as a business that is already implementing its international strategy. The initiative will help QS scale up production of its world-leading innovative materials, further enhancing its technical competitiveness and meeting its customers’ evolving needs.