In phase 2 of the NQTP three 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.
There is a need for an overarching, long term, and evolving national QT strategy to be developed by the NQTP Partners within and outside of UKRI, in a mutually supportive fashion. This overarching strategy will be essential to enable NQTP to become a long term technology/industry programme, delivery essential capabilities for the prosperity as well as the security of the UK.
The PB includes senior executives from the Partners to enable the national QT strategy to tie in to each of the Partner’s own strategies.
The PB has representatives from UKRI, EPSRC, IUK, ISCF Quantum, STFC, BEIS, GCHQ, MOD/Dstl, and NPL.
The Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board was set up to with the right challenge function and appropriate leadership from research, industry and government CSAs, but not delivery partners or direct beneficiaries to ensure robust independent scrutiny.
This group will focus on advising on the strategy for the National Quantum Technologies programme, particularly the longer-term direction of this area and how those investments and interventions already made are contributing to the delivery of strategy.
The SAB reports to the NQTP Programme Board with the SAB chair in attendance at this PB.
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, (STFC), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 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.