The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) will enhance the UK’s global leadership in quantum computing (QC). It will allow to translate its research strengths into innovation, and enable the creation of the first generation of quantum computers in the UK, helping to build a resilient future economy. The NQCC is funded through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is dedicated to accelerating the development of QC by addressing the challenges of scalability. The programme is being delivered jointly by the research councils, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
NQCC’s vision is to place the UK at the forefront of quantum computing, where government, academia and industry work collaboratively to develop quantum computing, securing this strategically important technology for the benefit of the UK.
This will be a world class centre, where world class people will drive activities toward building the world’s first quantum computer, giving the UK a leadership position in quantum computing.
To deliver this vision, the NQCC will lead the development, application and commercialisation of quantum computing, accelerating the growth of the UK business and the quantum supply chain.
The NQCC is a part of the National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), which has already established the UK as a Quantum Technology global leader. Through its combined £1bn of public and private sector investment over 10 years (2014-2024), the programme will develop and deliver quantum technologies across the areas of sensing, timing, imaging, communications and computing.
The centre will be headquartered in a purpose-built facility at the STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Campus in Oxfordshire, which is due for completion in 2023.