Wenmiao Yu
Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, Quantum Dice Ltd.

As a co-founder of Quantum Dice, winner of the inaugural Oxford StEP Ignite competition, Wenmiao has been involved in the Oxford quantum technology spinout right from formation. Quantum Dice is pioneering the development of the world’s fastest, compact and self-certifying Quantum Random Number Generator to better secure encryption protocols and ensure long-term data security.

Wenmiao is passionate about driving the commercialisation of emerging technologies and was most recently an Enterprise Fellow (the youngest across all cohorts) at the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre, the UK’s only quantum incubator based at the University of Bristol. As Quantum Dice’s Director of Business Development, Wenmiao is responsible for leading the team in the development of opportunities in key markets, herself focusing on the telecommunications, space and IoT sectors, bid writing, as well as fundraising for the start-up. She co-led Quantum Dice’s recently, oversubscribed VC fundraise alongside Ramy, her co-founder and CEO.

Wenmiao studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford (Balliol, m. 2015). She is an active advocate for female leadership within entrepreneurship and retains a close link with the University through her voluntary work with the Oxford Women in Business Society through which she mentors several undergraduates alongside helping the Investment Operations team in structuring their upcoming Entrepreneurship Event. Wenmiao strongly believes in the power of communities, crucial to grow nascent industries such as Quantum. She is always open to hearing from likeminded individuals and to help towards initiatives developing the Quantum ecosystem in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Speaker sessions


16:30 - 17:30

What does Oxfordshire have to offer quantum computing?

Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage

Quantum computing is in its early stages of commercialisation and continues to be strongly anchored within the academic base. Harwell Campus will host the UKRI National Quantum Computing Centre. A small number of quantum computing companies and setting up in Oxfordshire and other larger companies are providing key parts of the supply chain. This panel will look at the prospects for monetising quantum computing and will consider whether Oxfordshire can become the regional anchor for the UK’s quantum computing industry.

Panellists: Stuart Woods – Oxford InstrumentsWenmiao Yu – Quantum DiceBarbara Ghinelli – STFCTom Harty – Oxford Ionics, Tim Ballance – ColdQuanta and Simon Plant – Deputy Director – Innovation, NQCC.

Chaired by Sarah Haywood – Advanced Oxford.

Sponsored by National Quantum Computing Centre.

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