KETS Quantum Security

Leading the quantum security revolution


KETS Quantum Security

Dec 2018 – KETS Quantum Security raises over £2m in investment

The £2m funding round included investments from early stage venture fund, Quantonation together with Kx and others and also included £1m provided from Innovate UK and the ISFC.  KETS’ CEO and co-founder, Chris Erven said: “Our aim is to become the digital security operating system of the future, protecting our digital information and critical infrastructure in the 21st century and beyond.”

KET Quantum Security chip

The world’s first quantum encryption chip. Courtesy: KETS

KETS Quantum Security team

The KETS team (Back row: Chris Erven, Mithun Saha, Robert Denman, Philip Sibson. Front row: Jake Kennard, Caroline Clark, Francesco Raffaelli) Courtesy: KETS

KETS at UKNQT Showcase 2017

CTO Dr Philip Sibson shows off KETS prototype chip at the UK Quantum Technology Showcase 2017

Recent Insight
  • Quantum Hardware Outlook 2020
    2019 saw Google finally demonstrate quantum supremacy. Competitors such as IBM reminded us that this was just an opening skirmish in what will be a long campaign. In 2020 we will see paths divide as competing companies and technologies face-up to the quantum chasm blocking the way to large scale ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
  • Quantum Internet Outlook 2020
    Fortunately preparations are well in hand to fix the Internet before large scale quantum computers can break it. But even in 2020, sensitive data intercepted and stored is already vulnerable to future attack. Companies must act to ensure they are not caught-out by the coming transition. In the longer term, ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
  • Quantum Landscape Outlook 2020
    The quantum race is truly underway as regions and nations vie to join the $1 billion club. 2020 will see geopolitical considerations increasingly hard to ignore as major national programmes chart their way forward. 2019 was a year of consolidation for national quantum programmes. Everyone wanted to boast about how ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
Latest News
  • KETS welcomes…
    We are thrilled to welcome two new members to the team – their arrival comes at a hugely exciting time and marks a key point in the company’s history. Francesco (front right) and Mithun (middle right)Our new digital hardware engineer, Mithun Saha is a graduate of the University of Bristol’s ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsOctober 26, 2018
  • KETS on Mars
    We’re very excited to announce that alongside our QTEC friends at QLM, we’re taking part in Mission 2 of Seraphim Space Camp, the world’s first dedicated accelerator for global start-ups in the SpaceTech industry. Launched by Seraphim Capital, Space Camp is being run from the London St. Paul’s offices of ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsOctober 12, 2018
  • KETS partners with Kx to power future quantum communications technologies
    We are delighted today to announce a partnership with Kx, a division of First Derivatives plc, to power our communications technology platform. Kx is a suite of enterprise-level products centered around kdb+, the world’s fastest time series database which has the ability to store and process data at unparalleled ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsJune 28, 2018
  • KETS named “UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company 2018” at Infosec Europe
    We were honoured this week to be named winner of the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the Year 2018. After the Semi-final last month, we were one of 13 companies selected to feature in  the UK Cyber Innovation Zone at Infosecurity Europe at London’s Olympia. Infosec is the region’s number ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsJune 8, 2018
  • KETS through to final of “UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company 2018″
    KETS has joined 3 other startups as a finalist for the title of UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company after winning the semi final of the DCMS Cyber Innovation Competition. KETS will be joining some of the brightest stars in the UK cyber innovation industry after taking part in ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsMay 3, 2018
  • KETS at the Bristol Quantum Information Technologies (BQIT) Workshop 2018
    Around 200 quantum scientists, engineers, mathematicians and industrial experts from around the world descended upon Bristol earlier this month for the fifth annual Bristol Quantum Information Technologies (BQIT) workshop hosted by the University of Bristol. The workshop included, as always, an industry perspective of quantum technologies – with updates ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsApril 30, 2018
  • KETS joins DCMS at CYBERUK 2018
    This April, the team from KETS will be heading to CYBERUK 2018 as one of a number of innovative cyber SMEs selected to be part of the DCMS Innovation Zone. The Innovation Zone companies will be taking part in a “Cyber Den” event judged by NCSC Technical Directors and ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsMarch 29, 2018
  • KETS and Airbus partner on Innovate UK grant to secure UAVs with quantum encryption
    KETS Quantum Security Ltd is delighted to be working with partners; Airbus, ID Quantique and the Universities of Oxford and Bristol to develop a low-weight, high-speed free-space optical communication system with highly secure quantum encryption and eavesdropping detection. This project is funded, in part, by Innovate UK – the ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsMarch 20, 2018
  • Quantum talk with Telecom Infra Project.
    KETS at the TIP Summit in Santa Clara, Nov 2017Ahead of our trip to Mobile World Congress this week, Chris spoke to June Shin McCarthy, Manager of the TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centres (TEAC). TEAC is part of the global Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiative that aims to shake up the traditional ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsFebruary 25, 2018
  • What does quantum computing mean for the world’s best security systems?
    Quantum computers are on the rise, with increasing numbers of well-funded start-ups (e.g. Regetti), big businesses (like Intel, Google, and Microsoft) significantly investing in to development, and bigger breakthroughs at an increasingly faster rate. The world of information security should be taking notice as current public key cryptography is in ... read more
    Source: KETS Quantum Security – NewsFebruary 8, 2018
Project Description

KETS Quantum Security Ltd is a multi-award winning start-up from the Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QETLabs) at the University of Bristol and partner in the Quantum Communications Hub, part of the National UK Quantum Technologies Programme. Their mission is to secure communications using future-proof, scalable, and easily-deployed hardware solutions. The company has developed some of the world’s first integrated quantum secured encryption technologies – from quantum random number generators to full quantum key distribution devices. With low-SWaP built into its DNA, its solutions will boost security in applications including defense, telecoms, and critical infrastructure; with end-users from finance to governments and data centres

KETS has developed a range of technologies for quantum-secured communications, including quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum random number generation (QRNG). Their devices are based on integrated photonic technologies leading to miniaturisation, cost-effective manufacture, and complex functionality.

KETS are available for work under consultancy and Joint Development Agreement (JDA) terms to assist SMEs and global corporation in the custom development of quantum-secured solutions

Project Details
  • Startup: KETS Quantum Security
  • Founded: 27/07/16
  • Capability: Minaturised quantum key distribution and quantum random number generators
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