News

Dec 5th 2019

Hub team takes part in biggest national showcase yet

The Quantum Communications Hub team had the opportunity to exhibit real progress across all its technology work streams at this year’s national showcase event, which took place in London’s QEII conference centre on Friday 15 November.
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Dec 5th 2019

Hub Director takes part in Quantum Technologies Expert Mission to US

In late November 2019, Professor Tim Spiller, Director of our Quantum Communications Hub, took part in the latest Innovate UK Global Expert Mission for Quantum Technologies to the US.
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Oct 31st 2019

Our final year report for the first phase of the programme is now published!

Thanks to all the Hub colleagues, partners and collaborators who have contributed to our fifth year report, published today on our website. The report provides a summary of all our achievements over the last five years and outlines future directions for the Hub in the second stage of the national quantum technologies programme.

To download the report, visit the Resources/Hub Publications section of the website.

Oct 11th 2019

Hub partner Bristol demonstrates first QKD over 5G network application

Bristol, 3 September 2019

The completion of the UK’s Quantum Network (UKQN) came one step closer earlier this month with the launch of Bristol’s metropolitan quantum network. Establishing the country’s first quantum network to be used as a national testbed facility for the emerging technologies is a major Hub aim, and one that hands the UK a definite competitive advantage in the global quantum race.
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Jul 11th 2019

Major funding announcement heralds new phase of UK quantum secure communications research and development

11 July 2019

The UK Quantum Communications Hub has been awarded further funding of approximately £24M to deliver its vision of integrated quantum secured communications. Funded through the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme as part of a national network of four quantum technology hub consortia, the Quantum Communications Hub is currently completing the first phase of its five-year programme due to finish in November.
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Apr 1st 2019

Hub partners collaborate to extend the UK’s Quantum Network into the Telecommunications Industry

York, 1 April 2019

Numerous Quantum Communications Hub partners came together last month to celebrate the official launch of the newest UK Quantum Network (UKQN) link – UKQNtel. Taking place across both ends of the link – BT’s Research Labs at Adastral Park and the Cambridge Engineering Department at Cambridge Science Park – the event was jointly organised by the project’s key delivery partners: the Universities of Cambridge and York, and lead industrial partner BT. 
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Dec 1st 2018

2018 National Quantum Technologies Showcase

QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London

9 November 2018

The quantum community gathered once again earlier this month in central London to mark what has become a fixture in the industry calendar – the annual national quantum technologies showcase. With over 80 exhibits and more than 700 delegates, the event was the biggest yet and representative of the many advances achieved towards the commercialisation of prototype quantum technology in the context of the national programme.
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Nov 13th 2018

Two major projects in the area of quantum secure communications awarded ISCF Quantum Technologies Pioneer funding!

The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) brings together leading research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges today. 2018 saw the investment of a further £20m, part of the overall ISCF quantum technology allocation, towards projects designed as industry-led collaborations with academics and further pursuing research and development geared towards the commercialisation of quantum technologies.
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