Two groups were established to facilitate the coordination of effort in the UK Quantum Technologies programme. These enable the successful delivery of the programme and development and coordination of a longer-term strategy for quantum technologies in the UK.
The Quantum Technology Programme Operations Group focuses on the implementation of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, including coordination of efforts by the various government agencies and key organisations concerned with the development of Quantum Technologies in the UK. It facilitates the effective and efficient delivery of the publically funded Quantum Technologies investment in the UK as a whole and identifies scope for collaboration and co-funding R & D and joint calls.
The group contains representation from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).
The Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board was set up to provide a visible focus for quantum technologies in the UK and to act as a co-ordinating body for UK interests. It has an oversight of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme and has drawn up a strategy for quantum technologies in the UK.