National Physical Laboratory

Insights Issue 06


Quantum technology recently received backing from the UK government in what has been described as the UK's biggest ever single investment in a disruptive technology. Better understanding of, and control over, the quantum world of photons, atoms, ions and electrons has promising implications for communications, navigation, timing and information security.

This edition of Insights examines how government funding and strategic partnerships are helping to translate quantum research from the laboratory into successful commercial technologies, which will help maintain the UK's leading position in the field. It includes contributions from the UK National Quantum Technology Programme, Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (TREL), Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).


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