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31 January 2024 - Commercialising quantum technologies - Oral evidence

Committee Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
Inquiry Commercialising quantum technologies

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Start times: 9:20am (private) 9:30am (public)


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“The short term hype is a bit high, but the long-term hype is nowhere near enough”: SITC inquiry on commercialising quantum

The Science, Innovation and Technology Committee explores the potential practical applications of the UK’s quantum computing technologies and research, how the quantum computing ecosystem from academics to industry is currently being supported and assess the opportunities and barriers to commercialising the UK’s leading quantum research.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Commercialising quantum technologies
Professor of Engineering Science & Director of the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub at University of Oxford
Provost & Chair in Experimental Physics at Imperial College London
At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Commercialising quantum technologies
CEO at Riverlane
Vice President of Commercial at Oxford Quantum Circuits
CEO at Nu Quantum

The Government has set out a 10-year vision for the UK to be a “leading quantum-enabled economy”, the “go-to” place for quantum businesses. We’ll ask a first panel of leading academics why the UK public should be excited about the potential of quantum computing and its applications in the public and private sectors, and how Government can help bridge any understanding gap on quantum tech to reduce barriers to commercialisation.

What are the potential safety and security risks of this powerful technology and how can we insure against them as it is developed?

With the second panel of quantum technology “spinouts and scale ups” we’ll explore what support and investment the sector has received, and what it needs now to take commercialisation of quantum to the next level in industry.

How can we resolve what one of these witnesses has described the problem that, for quantum computing, the “short term hype is a bit high, but the long-term hype is nowhere near enough”? 

Location

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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