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  • New guidelines for the allocation of Partnership Resource
    The Hub has today published new guidelines for the allocation of its flexible funding, the so-called Partnership Resource. We welcome proposal submissions for a period of six weeks (till March 8th, 2020). Funding decisions will be communicated to all successful applicants during the w/c 23/03/20. For more information on the ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJanuary 24, 2020
  • QuantumTech 2020 Congress
    This April our Quantum Communications Hub team will take part in the first UK QuantumTech Congress aimed to advance the discussion on commercial applications of quantum computing, communications and sensing. Quantum.Tech is the world’s first, and largest event bringing together industry, research institutions, government agencies, and investors whose primary goal ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsDecember 17, 2019
  • The international Quantum Shorts competition is back!
    Quantum Shorts is an annual, international competition aiming to produce quantum inspired artistic outputs in the form of either short videos (as in the 2018 round) or short stories (flash fiction) as is the theme this year. Along with other stakeholders of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP), our ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsDecember 10, 2019
  • Hub team takes part in biggest national showcase yet
    The Quantum Communications Hub team had the opportunity to exhibit real progress across all its technology work streams at this year’s national showcase event, which took place in London’s QEII conference centre on Friday 15 November. Marking the biggest event of its kind yet, the showcase featured 80 exhibits from ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsDecember 5, 2019
  • Quantum Hub Director takes part in Expert Mission to US
    In late November 2019, Professor Tim Spiller, Director of our Quantum Communications Hub, took part in the latest Innovate UK Global Expert Mission for Quantum Technologies to the US. Between the 18th and 22nd of November, a delegation of all four Hub Directors, senior industrialists from BT, Teledyne/e2v, Riverlane and ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsDecember 5, 2019
  • Our final year report for the first phase of the programme is now published!
    Thanks to all the Hub colleagues, partners and collaborators who have contributed to our fifth year report, published today on our website. The report provides a summary of all our achievements over the last five years and outlines future directions for the Hub in the second stage of the national ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsOctober 31, 2019
  • Fifth Annual Report of the Quantum Communications Hub
    The post Fifth Annual Report of the Quantum Communications Hub appeared first on Quantum Communications. ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsOctober 31, 2019
  • National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019
    The 2019 Showcase is being organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the National Network of Quantum Technology Hubs and the other National Programme Partners. Following on from the four previous national quantum technologies showcase events, the 2019 event will continue to build on ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsOctober 11, 2019
  • Hub partner Bristol demonstrates first QKD over 5G network application
    Bristol, 3 September 2019 The completion of the UK’s Quantum Network (UKQN) came one step closer earlier this month with the launch of Bristol’s metropolitan quantum network. Establishing the country’s first quantum network to be used as a national testbed facility for the emerging technologies is a major Hub aim, ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsOctober 11, 2019
  • Quantum in the City: the shape of things to come
    Quantum physics is not the realm of science fiction; quantum properties are driving the next generation of innovative technologies that will have an impact on society in the near future. From non-invasive medical imaging to unhackable data security, discover how the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is translating quantum theory ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsSeptember 13, 2019
Project Description

The UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Communications is a synergistic partnership of eight UK Universities (Bristol, Cambridge, Heriot-Watt, Leeds, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, Strathclyde, and York), numerous private sector companies (BT, the National Physical Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, amongst others), and public sector bodies (Bristol City Council and the National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service), that have come together in a unique collaboration to exploit fundamental laws of quantum physics for the development of secure communications technologies and services.

Led by the University of York, the five-year, £24m QComm Hub aims to deliver quantum communications systems that will in turn enable secure transactions and transmissions of data across a range of users in real-world applications: from government agencies and industrial set-ups to commercial establishments and the wider public. The project is part of a major national initiative, the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, which aims to ensure the successful transition of quantum technologies from laboratory to industries.

Project Details
  • Institute: UKNQT Quantum Commuincations Hub
  • Founded: 2014
  • Capabilities: Advanced QKD protofols, quantum networks, device integration
  • Home: www.quantumcommshub.net
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