UK Quantum Strategy Call for Evidence
To inform the development of the Quantum Strategy, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are seeking views from the quantum community and wider interested parties on the following areas:
- strategy vision and objectives
- the knowledge pipeline
- the innovation ecosystem
- technology adoption
- the regulatory environment
The strategy will cover all quantum technologies and their enablers, including sensing, timing, imaging, communications and computing. All quantum technologies have important applications and value for government and society but will mature and find applications at different rates and times. Technologies realised earliest will be important stepping-stones to help accelerate the path to scalable quantum computing machines and a future quantum enabled internet.
The call for evidence is open until the 10th March 2022.
This call for evidence is a great opportunity for techUK members to get involved with shaping future government policy on quantum technologies and encourage commercialisation of these technologies. You can respond online here or email [email protected]
techUK will be also be responding to this call for evidence. We would ask that all members who wish to help shape techUK’s response to this Call for Evidence please reach out to Laura Foster. techUK has a active quantum programme. For more information on this, including all previous activity, click here
Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.
This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.
Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.
Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.
Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.