Morning, Thursday, 30th January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference examines the way forward for developing quantum technologies in the UK.
Areas for discussion include:
- Progress so far and the UK’s international position;
- Funding 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.
Speakers, chair, and engagement from government officials and regulators
- Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies, UKRI;
- Professor Elham Kashefi, Associate Director (Applications), Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub; and
- Dr Rhys Lewis, Head of Quantum Metrology Institute, National Physical Laboratory.
- Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK
Further contributions from: BT; BAE Systems; Fujitsu; IBM; Nu Quantum; RSK and Teledyne e2v.
Chair: Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation.
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.
- Taking forward the work of the UK’s National Quantum Technologies Programme;
- Key remaining technical 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.