NPL plays a major role across the whole of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme by providing industry access to our technical measurement capabilities and expertise to develop and secure the supply chain from SMEs to large corporations, supporting the development of standards that will underpin the emerging industry and developing the short and long term skills pipeline that will be needed as the industry grows.
Underpinning all our work supporting the UK quantum industry, are our technical capabilities, the combination of expertise and facilities that allow us to make the measurements that help quantum innovators characterise and validate their technologies, and which underpin emerging standards.
These capabilities draw on decades of world class experience making traceable measurements of materials, electronics, timing, and fundamental physics. These are being deployed, advanced and reinvented to meet the specific needs of the quantum industry in building and applying quantum computers, sensors, imaging and communication technologies.
This research, along with Time and frequency research, forms part of the wider quantum activities in NPL known as the Quantum Metrology Institute.