The national programme
The QCS Hub is part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP) which began in 2013. The vision of the programme is to create a coherent government, industry and academic quantum technology community that gives the UK a world-leading position in the emerging multi-billion-pound quantum technology markets, as well as to substantially enhance the value of some of the UK's biggest existing industries.
The programme comprises: four technology hubs (which initially ran between 2014-2019 and were renewed with additional funding to 2024); a government’s challenge to industry and research for the Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies; a National Quantum Computing Centre; and a comprehensive training and skills development programme. This 10-year+ programme has a combined funding exceeding £1bn and positions the UK as a leader in the development and exploitation of quantum technologies and its applications.