United Kingdom commits £1bn to Quantum Research

Total investment through the National Quantum Technologies Programme will pass a major £1 billion investment milestone since its inception in 2014. The investment has secured the UK’s status as a world-leader in quantum science and technologies, keeping pace with the US and China.

The financial commitment from the government can be read in more details in the report or you can read the press release from the UK government here.

This is our modern Industrial Strategy in action – taking the most innovative ideas from our world-leading researchers and showing how they can be applied, from diagnosing diseases to detecting gas leaks.

Science Minister Chris Skidmore 

The funding will be used to impact a number of sectors from Engineering to Drug Discovery, in addition to building out the core Quantum competencies across the UK.

The UK is a world leader in quantum technologies. The funding announced today builds on the great progress we have made and lays the foundations for a quantum technology industry here in the UK.

Professor Sir Mark Walport