The world’s first quantum photonics chip was developed in Bristol, and the region is the first 5GUK Test Network to become fully secured by quantum key distribution. This was delivered in partnership between Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation (DETI), BT, Toshiba and the National Composites Centre.
It’s home to the Bristol Quantum Information Institute. It’s also one of two UKRI-funded Centres for Doctoral Training in quantum engineering – with over 60 active PhDs and extensive links to industry – and is a hub for over 150 researchers engaged from quantum theory through to innovation.
A £35 million local government investment into the Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC) sees the UK’s largest dedicated quantum technologies innovation facility. It will be a full-scale facility as part of the £300 million Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, opening 2026. The centre is estimated to generate £232 million of added economic value over ten years and will create 360 jobs.
Our business has grown rapidly. QTIC has all the right ingredients that enabled us to use the network and build new links. The labs and equipment are fantastic – there is nothing comparable for quantum and quantum service companies in the UK.
The Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) pre-incubation programme ran from 2016 to 2022, supporting the creation of over 30 companies that raised over £60 million in funding. Pre-incubation is now delivered by the University of Bristol’s training provider, SETsquared Bristol.
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