Quantum Technologies are new disruptive sectors in which the UK has world-leading research, that now needs to be turned into cutting-edge development and manufacturing for the UK to gain return on its investment. Our Hub is focused on quantum secure communications where capability is of specific national importance due to the potential import/export controls on such technologies and thus the need for sovereign capability.
The quantum communications sector is particularly important both from time scale and market reach perspectives. This area offers the prospect of commercialisation on relatively short timescales, since demonstrations, experiments and QKD test systems are already very well advanced. The new technologies we propose are also intended to open up widespread use and thus viable business models.
Defence and Security