On 24 May techUK is launching its first Quantum Report, which will set out how UK Government, industry and academia can work together to achieve quantum commercialisation in the UK, and ensure the UK becomes a world leader in quantum technologies. Part of techUK's Commercialising Quantum Campaign #QuantumUK

Quantum technologies are set to play a formidable role in unlocking innovation both in the UK and internationally, enabling previously unattainable technological advancements in drug discovery, protein-folding, carbon capture, battery research, and more. Such advancements will have a profound and positive impact in the UK as we build on our position as a science and technology leader and turn academic strength in quantum into economic success.

In this event, we will be bringing together leading voices in UK’s quantum ecosystem to celebrate the launch of techUK’s first Quantum Report, developed in collaboration with techUK’s Quantum Working Group and summation of techUK's year long Quantum Commercialisation Campaign. This report will call for UK Government and industry to set clear commercial ambitions together, outlining the five key areas that are integral for commercial success,  and to give UK-based and international businesses the confidence that the UK is a place to achieve quantum commercial viability.

We will be joined in person by a full panel of industry speakers for a hour long panel, followed by the opportunity to network in the techUK office. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask questions to leaders in quantum as to how the UK will achieve commercial success in quantum.

Tickets are available in person and online. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions

Speakers Include:

  • Rachel Maze, Technology Strategy and Security, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Jonathan Legh-Smith, Principal, Scientific Affairs, BT
  • Piers Clinton-Tarestad, Partner, Quantum Computing Leader, EY
  • Glenn Manoff, Chief Marketing Officer, Riverlane
  • Sue Daley, Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK
Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally 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.

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