Quantum-enabled devices present a huge market opportunity for the UK. These technologies could transform a range of sectors including transport, healthcare, infrastructure, ICT, telecommunications and defence.

Built on a strong base of academic and industrial collaboration, the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP) is accelerating the development, industrialisation and adoption of quantum science and technologies in application areas: which include sensing and metrology, computing and simulation, communication and imaging. As partners of the National Programme, Innovate UK Business Connect is supporting and connecting across the entire supply chain: from research to users, universities, industry, public funding bodies, policy makers, government, research centres, professional societies and networks.

The team at Innovate UK Business Connect are interested in your quantum projects and solutions in telecommunications, computing, sensing, imaging, artificial intelligence, energy, space, healthcare, finance, environment, navigation, defence and security, photonics and electronics. Our deep and broad links to other sectors gives us unique capability to expand the user base and connect supply chains.

Our teams are involved in a number of projects across different sectors: AI & Robotics, Electronics & Photonics, Defence & Security, Environment, Space, Healthcare, Materials, Transport, ICT and more recently, the Women In Innovation Programme. We are committed to take the lead on diversity in STEM and are particularly focused on supporting women in quantum.

We have also created the Quantum Landscape Map. This interactive tool is a collation of the UK’s quantum capabilities, active businesses, research groups and activities, training centres and publicly funded projects.

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Our current focus in this area

Mapping the quantum landscape in the UK – from training and capabilities to research activities and active businesses.

Related Opportunities

European Quantum Technology CR&D 2024

Opens: 07/05/2024   Closes: 28/08/2024

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £3m for quantum research and innovation, collaborating with at least one EU member state organisation.

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Global Business Innovation Programme in Germany - Quantum Technology

Opens: 17/05/2024   Closes: 25/07/2024

Innovate UK invites companies with expertise in quantum technology to participate in a Global Business Innovation Programme in Germany.

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Innovate UK Smart grants: April 2024

Opens: 25/04/2024   Closes: 24/07/2024

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

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Related Events and Recordings


European Quantum Technologies CR&D competition briefing event

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2023

09.00 - 16.00 | London

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UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2022

09.00 - 16.00 | London/online

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