techUK is delighted to be joined by Dr. Michael Cuthbert, Director of the UK's National Quantum Computing Centre, to brief members on what is next for the UK's current quantum ecosystem, including the completion of the NQCC campus in Harwell, and what can reasonably be expected in the advancement of quantum technologies for the rest of 2023 and beyond.
With the UK National Quantum Strategy imminent, the completion of the NQCC campus in Harwell expected, and UK quantum companies raising stronger funding rounds than ever before, the UK's Quantum Future looks bright! But the UK is not the only pioneering nation in quantum, and there have been calls for Government, academia and industry to work together to push the UK further as a global pioneer in quantum technologies, or risk being left behind.
This event is an opportunity to take stock of the UK's quantum ecosystem, understand what has been working well, and what is now needed to capitalise on the opportunity for quantum technologies.
In particular this event will address:
- Moving beyond boom and bust hype cycles, what advances can we expect of quantum technologies in the coming year, and the next five years?
- Will the UK take an approach to prioritise certain quantum technologies or successes as we move towards commercialisation as seen in the Canadian Quantum Strategy?
- With the publication of the UK Quantum Strategy imminent, what role will the NQCC play in applying that Strategy, what will success look like?
- What realistic advances in the NQCC can we expect in the next year, and what will this mean for the development of the UK’s quantum ecosystem?
Dr Michael Cuthbert biography
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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.
Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.
During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.
Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.
Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.