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Call for Evidence

Commercialising quantum technologies

Quantum technologies have been identified by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology as one of five critical technologies that it will focus on under its new Science and Technology Framework. The Government has also just published a new national quantum strategy that sets out its 10-year vision and actions required from the UK to be a “leading quantum-enabled economy”. During its lifetime, UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP) has driven the success of the UK’s quantum technologies sector but more needs to be done to ensure that these technological advances can be turned into commercial products that can benefit the UK’s society and economy.

The Committee will examine what support the sector needs to achieve commercialisation of quantum technologies and what interventions are required from the Government to drive the success of the UK’s quantum technologies sector.

The Committee welcomes submissions addressing any or all of the following topics by 23:59 Friday 26th May:

  • Recent progress made on quantum technologies and their potential impact on society or the economy, in areas including, but not limited to:
    • critical national infrastructure;
    • national security;
    • health;
    • position, navigation and timing;
    • communications; and
    • engineering
  • The strengths and weaknesses UK National Quantum Technologies Programme and how this has shaped the UK quantum industry
  • What the prospects of the UK’s quantum industry and how these compare to other nations with strengths in quantum
  • Interventions that are required from Government, industry and academia to drive the commercialisation of quantum technologies
  • Whether the vision and actions set out in the Government’s new national quantum strategy are fit for purpose

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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