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Building a quantum computer demonstrator

UK National Quantum Technologies Programme

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  • Quantum Outlook 2019
    2018 has seen rising awareness of the future potential of quantum technology. 2019 is set to see quantum computing in particular at the peak of its hype cycle. Fact Based Insight believes that investors should take a wide view of the sector to find value in the short, medium and ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 17, 2018
  • Quantum Technology for a Global Britain?
    The UK Quantum Showcase demonstrates why others around the world are seeking to copy the UK’s quantum technology approach. It’s little surprise that the UK government is providing additional funding of £315m over the next 5 years. The 2018 UK National Quantum Technology Showcase took place in the prestigious QEII ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowNovember 21, 2018
  • Qubit technology: global field microwave trapped ions
    Are quantum majors Google, IBM, Intel and Alibaba backing the right technologies for the long term? Quantum majors Google, IBM, Intel and Alibaba, together with startup Rigetti have so far focussed on building quantum devices based on superconducting qubits. Many expect that quantum supremacy will soon be demonstrated based on ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowMay 23, 2018
Latest News
  • Apply now for Interim Leadership Team of National Quantum Computing Centre
    As part of the UK’s National Quantum Technologies Programme, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is leading a programme to establish a National Quantum Computing Centre, which includes a commitment of £93m over 5 years, dedicated to drive development in the field of Quantum Computing and to place the UK at ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsSeptember 27, 2019
  • NQIT Researchers at QuHackEd, Scotland’s First Quantum Hackathon
    NQIT researchers recently took part in Scotland's first quantum hackathon, QuHackEd, organised by The University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics. It was an exciting opportunity to learn more about recent developments in quantum computing. There were expert talks and writing programs for real quantum computers, as well as discussions with industry ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsSeptember 3, 2019
  • Quantum hubs funding announcement
    NQIT is delighted with the UK Government’s announcement that it is making further investment in research and innovation in quantum computing and simulation and strengthening the UK’s globally leading national programme. Professor Dominic O’Brien, who will direct the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub said: ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJuly 11, 2019
  • NQIT’s latest Annual Report 2019 now available
    NQIT has published its Annual Report 2019, showing the progress that we have made in the fourth year of NQIT's five-year programme. The Annual Report provides an overview of all of our work during 2018 and the work that will be done in the final year of NQIT's programme. In ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJuly 8, 2019
  • Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale
    An emerging suite of information technologies based on fundamental quantum physics has been given a boost by researchers at the University of Oxford, who have invented a method to engineer single atomic defects in diamond using laser processing. ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsMay 17, 2019
  • NQIT’s first Quantum Computing Hackathon for the Space Sector
    NQIT and the Satellite Applications Catapult are excited to announce our hackathon on 15 March in Oxford. Having catalogued how quantum computers could be used to address space sector challenges across simulation and modelling, optimisation and earth observation data at a workshop in November, the hackathon will offer participants the ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJanuary 22, 2019
  • NQIT’s first Quantum Computing Hackathon for the Space Sector
    NQIT and the Satellite Applications Catapult are excited to announce our hackathon on 15 March in Oxford. Having catalogued how quantum computers could be used to address space sector challenges across simulation and modelling, optimisation and earth observation data at a workshop in November, the hackathon will offer participants the ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJanuary 22, 2019
  • Cambridge Quantum Computing working in partnership with NQIT in crucial UK Quantum Readiness Programme
    NQIT in partnership with Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) are pleased to announce the launch of the UK Quantum Readiness Programme (QRP). The National QRP has been designed to provide UK corporations and organisations with the knowledge required to understand the opportunities presented by quantum computing and associated quantum technologies. The ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJanuary 8, 2019
  • Cambridge Quantum Computing working in partnership with NQIT in crucial UK Quantum Readiness Programme
    NQIT in partnership with Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) are pleased to announce the launch of the UK Quantum Readiness Programme (QRP). The National QRP has been designed to provide UK corporations and organisations with the knowledge required to understand the opportunities presented by quantum computing and associated quantum technologies. The ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJanuary 8, 2019
  • Oxford firm launches to develop quantum-era sensor technology
    Oxford HighQ, a spinout from Oxford University, aims to revolutionise chemical and nanoparticle sensor technology with ‘quantum’ sensors up to 10,000 times more sensitive than current counterparts. Oxford HighQ, a quantum technologies spinout from Oxford University, has launched with £2.1m in seed funding to commercialise components of quantum computing technology ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsNovember 8, 2018
Project Description

The NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies) Hub, is part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme. It is led by the University of Oxford and involves 9 UK universities and over 30 companies all working together to develop a quantum computer demonstrator and, in the process, realise an entirely new technology sector.

The realisation of a practical quantum computer will be one of the biggest scientific and engineering achievements in this century. NQIT has the objective of building the core component of such a universal quantum computer. This machine, the Q20:20 engine, will bring together the most advanced quantum technological platforms and combine them into a 400-qubit device that will be at the heart of the first generation of a scalable quantum computer.

We have already built small systems that store and manipulate quantum states with record-breaking accuracy and we have harnessed light to act as a near perfect information carrier. We will now bring these together to deliver a suite of networked quantum information technologies. These systems include new forms of computer designed to accelerate discoveries in science, engineering and medicine, as well distributed sensors and multi-party 'hacker proof' communication.

The NQIT Hub will foster the emerging quantum industry through not only our technology development, but also an international effort to define standards for compatibility between systems, and by training the next generation of quantum engineers and users.

Project Details
  • Institute: NQIT - Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub
  • Founded: 2014
  • Capabilities: Qubit hardware, applications, architecture
  • Home: nqit.ox.ac.uk
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