Quantum technologies

The Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub (QCS) is the largest of four hubs in the UK National Quantum Technology Programme, a £270 million investment by the UK government to ensure the UK remains competitive in the emerging global quantum economy.

The QCS Hub began in late 2019 as a collaboration of leading UK academic and industry partners. Led by the University of Oxford and comprising 16 other universities, it is supported by over 25 commercial and governmental organisations.

Building on the achievements of the previous Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT) which ran between 2014-19, the QCS Hub aims to tackle key research challenges in order to accelerate progress within quantum computing – thereby helping to realise a whole new economy in the UK. Its research spans across the full stack of hardware and software, from core technologies to potential applications for both near-term and long-term quantum computing approaches.

Its extensive ecosystem of academic, industrial and governmental partners is intended to place the UK at the forefront of the global competition to build a universal quantum computer demonstrator. Such a machine will have the potential to provide answers to a vast array of real-world questions, like how to accelerate the development of new drugs and materials, or how to ensure secure communication between many parties.

In addition to this technology development, the QCS Hub is also helping to develop a more joined-up approach within the UK’s quantum community – by facilitating dialogue and collaboration between its many parties, and delivering skills and training to the next generation of engineers and users. The QCS Hub is very keen to hear from UK industry in existing and potential markets, and has a dedicated Partnership Resource Fund for collaboration with new academic and industry partners.

Read more about the QCS Hub on their website.

The QCS Hub is part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme.

QCS Hub: academic partners