In order to realise our vision, the NQCC is focusing on three key areas: technology development, quantum readiness, and establishing a state-of-the-art quantum computing infrastructure. We act responsibly, as an independent and objective trusted authority, both nationally and internationally, across these areas.
To drive effective technology development, we are building, testing and hosting first generation quantum computers, collaborating on innovative and diverse solutions to meet the key challenge of scaling. We address the whole quantum computing stack; hardware, software, and user applications. We own and are evolving the UK’s quantum computing technology roadmap, which will guide our journey from the Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computing era towards universal fault-tolerant quantum computing. To ensure the UK as a quantum-ready nation, we are facilitating the user journey from awareness to advocacy by:
• being a trusted authority
• acting as a catalyst and enabling collaborations
• delivering training that enables a skilled and diverse workforce
• providing assured access to quantum computing resources
• being an active contributor to the Knowledge Economy
To establish a state-of-the-art quantum computing infrastructure we advocate for, and invest, to build equipment and facilities to deliver an assured, secure, sovereign capability. We are creating the environment and space to inspire talented people to collaborate and innovate, ensuring UK leadership in this pioneering area. As the focal point of UK quantum computing, the NQCC anchors activities across the nation.
We adopt a responsible, forward-looking approach to consider near and long-term societal, ethical and policy implications of quantum computing research and innovation. Drawing on our expertise and wider connections, we aim to ensure that quantum computing is used responsibly, safely, and for the benefit of society.