Morning, Thursday, 30th January 2020
Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will consider the way forward for developing quantum technologies in the UK.
Areas for discussion include:
- Progress so far and the UK’s international position;
- Investment and commercialisation;
- Tackling the key technical challenges; and
- The wider transformative potential of quantum technologies, as well as possible broader societal implications.
It takes place following the announcement of a series of rounds of government funding for the UK National Quantum Technology Programme - and in the context of the government agenda in a new parliament.
- Taking forward the work of the UK’s National Quantum Technologies Programme - progress and next steps;
- Tackling key barriers to the development and widespread uptake of quantum technologies;
- Driving research and investment into practical applications for quantum technologies across the wider economy; and
- Developing the Commercialising Quantum Technologies programme - industry collaboration, funding R&D, and facilitating growth in private investment.
Speakers and chair
There will be a keynote address from: Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies, UKRI, and we are pleased that Chi Onwurah MP has agreed to chair part of the conference.
Further confirmed speakers include: Liam Blackwell, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Sue Daley, techUK; Professor Elham Kashefi, Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub; Dr Rhys Lewis, National Physical Laboratory; Professor Andrew Lord, BT; Dr Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Nu Quantum; Dr David Snelling, Fujitsu; Dr George Tuckwell, RSK; Dr Peter Waggett, IBM Research UK; Professor Andy Wright, BAE Systems; and Dr Claire Cramer, US Embassy.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This Westminster eForum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; DCMS; Defra; DHSC; DIT; HMRC; HM Treasury; ICO; IPO; MHRA; NAO; Ofcom and the Scottish Government.