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Through a mixture of government and industry funding, the UK has committed more than £1Bn over 10 years to a coordinated programme in quantum technology.

Five years into this programme, Professor Peter Knight describes here how we got there and our goals for the future.

The UK National Quantum Technology Programme has induced a step change in the UK’s capabilities for pushing forward a new sector in future information technologies.

He'll describe how the programme arose, and the activities it supported and influenced to deliver these new capabilities. This is building on a first phase of almost £480M investment across several UK government agencies.

The UK programme now enters its second phase [1], with a further substantial investment by UK government and global industries in the UK making a total of over £1Bn.

Professor Knight will describe how plans for ensuring the advanced quantum science developed over the past five years will drive the formation of the QT sector. And how demonstrator platforms in imaging, sensing, communications and computing will embed quantum technology in a broad range of industries.

[1] Blackett Review: The Quantum Age: technological opportunities. Government Office for Science.