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March 5, 2020

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Interim leadership team for National Quantum Computing Centre announced

An interim leadership team, bringing together expertise and experience from across the UK’s quantum technology sector, has been appointed to drive the development of the UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre.

The centre, which is being created as part of the second phase of the UK’s National Quantum Technologies Programme, will enable the UK to be a world-leader in quantum computing, bringing together academia, business and government to address key challenges of this disruptive new technology.

The leadership team will be responsible for designing the building and engaging with government, academia and industry in order to build a community which will work to enhance the UK’s capabilities in quantum computing.

Members of the leadership team are:

  • Dr Michael Cuthbert, Business Development Director and Quantum Technologies Sector Lead at Oxford Instruments
  • Ash Vadgama, Principal Computational Scientist at AWE PLC
  • Professor Simon Benjamin, Professor of Quantum Technologies at the University of Oxford
  • Dr Simon Plant, Innovation Lead for Quantum Technologies at Innovate UK

Read more about the centre and leadership team here.