The prestigious competition, which is supported by Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, provides UK businesses and researchers with a share of funding worth £13.8 million to develop and test new quantum technologies. Since 2014, in excess of £28 million has been invested in projects and companies to help explore and develop the potential of quantum technologies in different applications and markets. Past grant successes have positioned RSK as a leading partner for providing the route to market for the next generation of survey and measurement technologies.
The RSK projects will examine how quantum technology could be used to detect railway infrastructure buried below the railway network, particularly drainage; and to detect former mine workings and determine the parameters affecting slope stability for canal and riverbanks, and soil compaction in agriculture.
This funding will enable RSK to showcase its current state-of-the-art capabilities. It is an extension of the innovation culture that has led to RSK’s shortlisting for two upcoming New Civil Engineer TechFest awards for ‘Best Research Team’ and ‘Best Use of Technology: Enabling Smart Infrastructure’ categories, the winners of which will be announced in September.