Updates & Announcements

The quantum computing landscape is developing rapidly as we establish the Centre. Keep up to date with progress here.

Breaking-ground for the National Quantum Computing Centre facility in Oxfordshire

21 September 2021

Breaking ground for the National Quantum Computing Centre’s new facility – a landmark event.

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First contract awarded to supply quantum software to the NQCC

11 August 2021

The first contract to supply quantum software to the UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) has been awarded to Riverlane, a Cambridge-based company. Under the contract, Riverlane will deliver a benchmarking software suite to enable performance comparisons of different quantum computing processors.

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UKRI appoints two Deputy Directors for the National Quantum Computing Centre

13 July 2021

Dr Simon Plant and Ash Vadgama have been appointed, respectively, as the Deputy Director for Innovation and Operations of the NQCC, and join the leadership team on a permanent basis. Congratulations to Simon and Ash on their appointments.

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UKRI appoints National Quantum Computing Centre Director

12 March 2021

Dr Michael Cuthbert has been appointed as National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) Director to help to deliver the UK’s ambition to be a quantum-enabled economy.

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