Updates and announcements

The quantum computing landscape is developing rapidly as we establish the centre. Keep up to date with progress of the NQCC programme and the quantum community here.

All Updates and Announcements


The UK Quantum Hackathon 2024

The NQCC launches the call for pre-registrations for its annual event – UK Quantum Hackathon 2024

The third annual UK Quantum Hackathon, delivered by the National Quantum Computing Centre, will take place at the University of Warwick from 22-24 July 2024. The hackathon provides hands-on experience working with quantum algorithms and programming quantum computers Participants have the opportunity to work in teams with industry mentors on real-world use cases, to understand […]

Wed 10 Apr 2024

Quantum start-ups join pioneering business incubation programme supported by the NQCC

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has announced the first innovative start-ups to join two new business support programmes, aimed at helping digital and quantum technology start-ups succeed in global markets. In partnership with the NQCC, the Quantum Business Incubation Centre (QuBIC) supports businesses developing innovative products or services that rely on quantum technologies. […]

Wed 10 Apr 2024

NQCC publishes the UK Quantum Hackathon 2023 Technical Report

In July 2023, we held our second UK Quantum Hackathon at the University of Birmingham as part of SparQ, our user engagement programme. Over the course of two days, ten teams of early career researchers used quantum computing to tackle practical problems based on use cases provided by industrial end-users. Today, we are pleased to […]

Tue 02 Apr 2024

£1 billion investment in doctoral training announced

The UK’s biggest-ever investment in engineering and physical sciences postgraduate skills, totalling more than £1 billion, has been announced, to establish 65 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The NQCC welcomes the announcement of 5 CDTs in quantum technologies as part of this investment. Congratulating the winning CDTs, Dr Michael Cuthbert, Director, NQCC commented, “The development […]

Wed 13 Mar 2024

NQCC is supporting the call launched by the University of Edinburgh for ‘PhD studentships in quantum computing’

The University of Edinburgh has launched its call for PhD studentships in quantum computing. The NQCC is working in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh through its Quantum Software Lab, We will support the cohort of students through a summer residential programme. The studentships will be based in the School of Informatics at Edinburgh, and […]

Fri 01 Mar 2024

NQCC welcomes the publication of Regulatory Horizons Council (RHC) report on regulating quantum technologies

The Regulatory Horizons Council (RHC) has published the report Regulating Quantum Technology Applications, commissioned as part of the UK’s National Quantum Strategy. The report is an independent review of regulatory considerations for quantum technologies, commissioned by the DSIT’s Office for Quantum. It proposes a proportional, adaptive, and balanced regulatory approach to ensure the responsible, ethical and safe development […]

Thu 29 Feb 2024