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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
  • 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
  • Budget 2018 Announcement on Quantum Technologies
    The UK has made an ambitious commitment to build a quantum computer. This intention will put the UK at the forefront of delivering the next information revolution, by harnessing the power of this extraordinary new quantum-based technology to solve otherwise intractable problems with real-world benefits. ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsOctober 30, 2018
  • Budget 2018 Announcement on Quantum Technologies
    The UK has made an ambitious commitment to build a quantum computer. This intention will put the UK at the forefront of delivering the next information revolution, by harnessing the power of this extraordinary new quantum-based technology to solve otherwise intractable problems with real-world benefits. ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsOctober 30, 2018
  • National Quantum Technologies Programme examined by UK Parliament Committee
    Professor Ian Walmsley, Professor Winfried Hensinger and Professor Kai Bongs gave oral and written evidence to the UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee on 17 July, along with other academics and representatives from the quantum technologies industry. The Committee’s focus is on the next phase of the National Quantum Technologies ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJuly 30, 2018
  • National Quantum Technologies Programme examined by UK Parliament Committee
    Professor Ian Walmsley, Professor Winfried Hensinger and Professor Kai Bongs gave oral and written evidence to the UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee on 17 July, along with other academics and representatives from the quantum technologies industry. The Committee’s focus is on the next phase of the National Quantum Technologies ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJuly 30, 2018
  • Quantum City draws crowds at summer science festivals
    Quantum City, the joint public engagement initiative by partners of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, attracted over 6000 visitors at the Cheltenham and Glasgow Science Festivals last month. ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJuly 4, 2018
  • Quantum City draws crowds at summer science festivals
    Quantum City, the joint public engagement initiative by partners of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, attracted over 6000 visitors at the Cheltenham and Glasgow Science Festivals last month. ... read more
    Source: NQIT – NewsJuly 4, 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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