The announcement of the agreement was made as part of the 2023 UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase, the flagship event of the UK’s quantum community.
The event, which last year welcomed over 1,500 delegates, with 67 exhibitors from 34 different countries, is organised by Innovate UK, EPSRC and NQTP.
Other announcements at the showcase included UK Quantum Standards Network Pilot led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the British Standards Institution, in collaboration with government and industry and research partners including NQCC that will help to ensure that the UK is at the forefront of establishing global standards for quantum.
Additionally, NQCC is closing its £30 million competition to provide quantum computing testbeds. NQCC’s first facility, NQCC Innovation Hub, is now ready to start hosting the development and operation of quantum computing testbeds.