Mapping the quantum landscape in the UK – from training and capabilities to research activities and active businesses.
The increase of quantum activity in the UK and the push of the national strategy to commercialising quantum sciences and technologies has led to the development of a large number of industrial and research capabilities.
The Quantum Technology Innovation Network at KTN has recently gathered these capabilities in the form of an interactive, searchable and open access tool, mapping the existing businesses, publicly funded projects and research groups, the UK national centres and the available postgraduate training programmes. The quantum team at KTN is aspiring for this tool to become a point of reference for quantum capabilities in the UK, allowing every user to find a suitable contact point from academia and/or industry.
What does this tool reveal to you and how can it support your quantum activities?
The landscape map currently lists 204 businesses from quantum technology developers, consultancies, end users, supply chain and innovation networks.
The map also allows a refined search on areas of expertise and capabilities, by funded organisation, region and by type of funding entity. We have also gathered a list of 160 research groups and universities across the UK with links to their contact details and their research interests.
The research capabilities in quantum technologies are mainly focused within six big national centres, namely the four Quantum Hubs, the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) and the Quantum Metrology Institute of the National Physical Laboratory.
Training next generation quantum engineers and scientists is very crucial to speeding the adoption of quantum sciences and technologies by the society and industry. We have therefore provided a list of 32 active postgraduate training centres including centres for doctoral training, doctoral training. programmes and training and skills hubs.
We encourage your feedback and will keep updating this tool with new and relevant information.
Please get in touch with the quantum technologies team.
Current Quantum Landscape funding opportunities
Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022
Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4
Opens: 09/06/2022 Closes: 13/07/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Young Innovators Awards 2022/23
Opens: 13/06/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022
Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a reality – including a £5,000 grant, a two days a week living allowance, and tailored business support.
Related Events and Recordings
Our Quantum Landscape Experts
Entrepreneurship is not a dirty word, says KETS Quantum Security co-founder
“We combine the power of quantum technologies with the scalability and practicality of integrated photonics to fix some of the biggest security problems facing some of the largest organisations on the planet” – Chris Erven, CyberASAP 2017 alumnus and co-founder of KETS Quantum Security.
“Quantum pioneers” show their innovative solutions at technology showcase
Over 700 scientists, innovators and investors gathered at the UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase at the Business Design Centre, London on Friday 5th November.