We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will thrive in an ambiguous environment. We have a lot of unanswered questions and there is no right direction so we are looking for someone who is a self-starter and can think of new ways to build the infrastructure of the business. While a technical background is [...]
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Unlocking the next generation of quantum sensing devices SBQuantum (SBQ) is a start-up company that is seeking to transform navigation in GPSdenied environments. The company develops and commercialises diamond-based quantum magnetometers for commercial and research applications, in particular for use in autonomous vehicles. Its goal is twofold: to improve the accuracy and reliability of navigation [...]
The following projects have been awarded funding under the second component of the Competitive Projects element (1b). The objective of this Component is to continue the S&T efforts of Component 1a solutions for the purpose of progressing the solution to a higher Solution Readiness Level (SRL). Please note that submission titles appear in the language [...]
IN AUGUST OF 1905, a strange ship set sail from San Francisco Bay. The wooden brig, called Galilee—also the name of the sea where Jesus, riding in a boat himself, once allegedly soothed a storm—had been retrofitted for a new job: The Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism wanted to sail it around the Pacific Ocean, to measure [...]
Refining the World Magnetic Model, SBQuantum is one of the six innovator teams for MagQuest Phase 3.Pier-Luc Whissell2020-08-20T17:03:31-04:00
Six innovator teams have joined Phase 3 of MagQuest, a $2.1 million competition to advance how we measure Earth’s magnetic field. With MagQuest, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is accelerating novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model. Over the next several months, the six teams will iterate and refine their designs and testing plans [...]
There have been 634 proposals submitted to 16 challenges from 465 different participants. The following table outlines the number of applicants from different areas, the amount of proposals submitted and the number of contracts issued. Here are the results: Participants Proposals Contracts Academia 21.3% 23.5% Small & Medium Industry (< 500) 59.6% 54.9% Large Industry [...]
SBQuantum has been accepted into the quantum stream of the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab programme. We are excited to meet the mentors and our fellow quantum entrepreneurs in this deep tech incubator programme!
Today, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced 10 winners in the first phase of MagQuest, a $1.2 million global open innovation challenge to advance how we measure Earth’s magnetic field. The next phase of the competition is now accepting detailed designs for geomagnetic data collection methodologies for the World Magnetic Model. Phase 2 is open to solvers from Phase [...]
Congratulations to the winners of the CED Fast Forward Challenge! We are delighted today to announce the names of the 10 innovative start-ups that were proclaimed the winners of the first CED Fast Forward Challenge. They are: CANN Forecast Software Inc. Cigogne Technologies Inc. Femtum Inc. Laboratoire Innodal Puzzle Medical Devices Inc. Pyrocycle SB Technologies [...]