The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) was founded in February 2023 by the Prime Minister to deliver on the UK Government’s ambition to be a global science, research, and technology powerhouse. The Office for Quantum Technologies within DSIT is responsible for driving forward the implementation of the National Quantum Strategy (published in March 2023) and for advancing thinking on quantum policy across government. DSIT is pleased to support this pilot programme as part of the delivery of the National Quantum Strategy to channel industry engagement and promote UK coordination to advance the development of international standards that support our prosperity and security interests.
UKQuantum is an industry-led consortium representing the voice of the UK quantum industry. Building upon the UK’s premier research and education institutions, UKQuantum is working to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the quantum technology industry. The organisation has over 40 members and works to promote the adoption and benefits of quantum technologies and advises on interventions and policies that will advance the quantum industry.
BSI is the UK's national standards body (NSB) and the first national standards body to be created. We represent UK economic and social interests across all European and international standards organizations and in the development of business information solutions for British organizations of all sizes and sectors.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a part of GCHQ and is the UK’s national technical authority on cyber security and cryptography. We work with partners across the international community, industry, academia and civil society to advise and improve cyber security. NCSC leads on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) and has an interest in other quantum security-related technologies.
The NQCC is a new research institution funded through UKRI, which is dedicated to accelerating the development of quantum computing by addressing the challenges of scalability. Working with partners across industry, government and the research community, the NQCC is creating the necessary R&D capabilities through co-ordination and delivery of a technical programme, alongside the commissioning and operation of new facilities. The programme will deliver assured quantum computing capability, enabling the UK to remain internationally competitive. 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 2024.