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08 November 2018

Oxford firm launches to develop quantum-era sensor technology

Oxford HighQ, a spinout from Oxford University, aims to revolutionise chemical and nanoparticle sensor technology with ‘quantum’ sensors up to 10,000 times more sensitive than current counterparts.

Oxford HighQ, a quantum technologies spinout from Oxford University, has launched with £2.1m in seed funding to commercialise components of quantum computing technology developed at the University, providing a step change in performance for chemical and nanoparticle sensing.


06 November 2018

Congratulations to QECDT Cohort 1!

Quantum Engineering CDT students begin to submit their theses and complete their vivas


06 November 2018

QIL 2019

Quantum Innovation Lab event in Bristol 7th-8th March 2019


30 October 2018

Budget 2018 Announcement on Quantum Technologies

The UK has made an ambitious commitment to build a quantum computer. This intention will put the UK at the forefront of delivering the next information revolution, by harnessing the power of this extraordinary new quantum-based technology to solve otherwise intractable problems with real-world benefits.


30 July 2018

National Quantum Technologies Programme examined by UK Parliament Committee

Professor Ian Walmsley, Professor Winfried Hensinger and Professor Kai Bongs gave oral and written evidence to the UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee on 17 July, along with other academics and representatives from the quantum technologies industry. The Committee’s focus is on the next phase of the National Quantum Technologies Programme, and what is needed to support the UK’s quantum industry going forward.


04 July 2018

Quantum City draws crowds at summer science festivals

Quantum City, the joint public engagement initiative by partners of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, attracted over 6000 visitors at the Cheltenham and Glasgow Science Festivals last month.


26 June 2018

NQIT Launches Annual Report 2018

We are pleased to present our latest NQIT Annual Report, covering progress in the third year of the NQIT Programme.

As NQIT Director Professor Ian Walmsley explains in his Foreword:


21 June 2018

Come and take a look at IBM’s Quantum Computer!

As part of Oxford’s new collaboration with IBM Q, NQIT has arranged to host their Quantum Computer Exhibit in the foyer of the new Beecroft Building in Oxford Physics all of this week.

The exhibit is a prototype of their 50-qubit quantum computer and will be accompanied by a video explaining what it is and how it works.


13 June 2018

EPSRC publishes results of public dialogue on Quantum Technologies

The results of a public dialogue on Quantum Technologies, commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have been published today.

The exercise was carried out in late 2017 by Kantar Media in order to better understand how the public views and feels about the Quantum Technologies (QTs) currently being developed by researchers and their potential applications. Evaluation of the public dialogue and the public dialogue process was carried out by 3KQ. The evaluation report will also be available from EPSRC in due course.


31 May 2018

Quantity is no substitute for quality in photonic quantum computers

NQIT researchers come to a new conclusion about the quality of photons required by optical quantum machines, solving a major, long-standing open issue in quantum photonics.

There is a worldwide research effort to demonstrate the power of quantum computers by using them to solve carefully chosen mathematical problems. The problem should be chosen such that it is easy to solve for a quantum computer, but difficult enough for an ordinary (classical) computer that the quantum computer is finished long before the classical computer is.