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16 January 2018

Developing a secure, un-hackable quantum network

A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a team of scientists at UCL,Oxford and Edinburgh, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network.

To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely.

08 January 2018

BBC Click: Quantum at Solstice

BBC Click, the technology news programme, recently covered quantum computing in the episode "Quantum at Solstice", aired on 16 December 2017.


15 December 2017

Further Support from Innovate UK for Collaborations in the Growing UK Quantum Industry

NQIT Researchers from across the UK have partnered with UK quantum technologies companies to win four new awards from Innovate UK and EPSRC in the latest round of funding for the Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies.

14 December 2017

University of Oxford Becomes UK Collaborator in IBM’s Quantum Computing Network

IBM announced today the first clients to tap into its IBM Q early-access commercial quantum computing systems, with the University of Oxford as a collaborator in the UK.

Oxford, as part of a select group of global leaders, will be an initial member of the newly formed IBM Q Network, a collaboration of leading Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs working directly with IBM to explore potential practical applications using IBM’s quantum computing systems.

27 November 2017

NQIT at the National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2017

NQIT had a major presence at last week's National Quantum Technologies Showcase at the QEII Centre in London, with 12 of the 60 exhibits in the Exhibition Hall. This one-day event highlighted the latest technology developments from the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, with exhibits from academia and industry and collaborations between the two.

01 November 2017

An Evening of Quantum Discovery

"An Evening of Quantum Discovery" was an event we held for the general public in the Physics Department in Oxford held on October 17 2017. 150 came along and enjoyed talks, hands-on science and lab tours around the theme of quantum physics and technology.

23 October 2017

NQIT Quantum Photography Competition Round One Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of our recent Quantum Photography Competition! We received nine fantastic entries, which you can view here. All the entries were displayed at our recent Evening of Quantum Discovery, where visitors could vote for their favourite image. 75 people voted and there was a clear winner: David Nadlinger's beautiful image of a single atom in an ion trap.

03 October 2017

NQIT at the Curiosity Carnival

Last week, researchers took over Oxford University's gardens, libraries and museums, with a host of activities to feed even the most hungry minds and researchers from NQIT were there, taking part in several activities on the day.

22 August 2017

Quantum Photography Competition

We are inviting students and researchers working in quantum to submit a photo of your research that best captures the innovation and beauty of your work.

11 August 2017

NQIT Industry Day

We held our first NQIT Industry Day in July in the beautiful surroundings of Rhodes House, Oxford. It was a unique forum bringing together the national and global investment and business community with key quantum computing scientists and engineers from the UK-wide research consortium. Together we explored the commercial opportunities of quantum computing and informed the community on important developments within the UK and elsewhere – such as the €1 billion Quantum EU Flagship and NQIT’s progress towards the UK Quantum Computer Demonstrator, the so-called Q20:20 engine. Thirty-two organisations attended, including multi-nationals, SMEs and start-ups from a variety of sectors including manufacturing, aerospace, finance, hi-tech, digital, telecoms, oil and gas, and IT.