The Quantum Technologies 2019 Expert Mission travelled to the USA in November 2019.


Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy.


The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.



Unsurprisingly, the USA is exceptionally strong in quantum science and technology. It leads the world in quantum computing, which could have the most profound impact of all quantum technologies: both as a threat to secure data transmission and as a tool that can solve many problems impossible for conventional computers. A practical quantum computer remains several years off, but US business investment in this field is accelerating. 


The Quantum Technologies Expert Mission travelled to USA in November 2019 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.


Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “2019 USA Quantum Technologies Global Expert Mission Report” here.

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