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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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Oct 27th 2018

Further Investment into Quantum Technologies

Last month the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced renewed government investment of £80m (plus £15m for capital equipment) to help further develop quantum technologies as part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. The quantum technologies sector has been identified as a key component of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
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Sep 24th 2018

Quantum Wonderland at New Scientist Live, London, 20-23 September 2018

Over four days in September, the Quantum Communications Hub co-ordinated the presence of the Quantum City public engagement initiative of the national programme at one of UK’s largest science festivals – the New Scientist Live.
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Jul 26th 2018

New ETSI White Paper on Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptography

ETSI, the independent, not-for-profit internationally recognized standards body dealing with telecommunications, broadcasting and other electronic communications networks and services, have just published their latest White Paper: Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptography – Introduction, Challenges, Solutions.
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Jul 25th 2018

Atomic Architects exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition!

Our Quantum Communications Hub colleague, Professor Brian Gerardot and his ‘Atomic Architects’ team from Heriot-Watt University recently took part in the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition which celebrates the cutting edge of UK science. Seven fast-paced but enjoyable days were spent at the Royal Society in London chatting to visitors of all ages about the excitement of atomically thin crystals for discovering new science and making new technologies.
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Jun 18th 2018

The third annual report is now published!

The third annual report of the Quantum Communications Hub, covering the period 2016-2017, was published earlier this month. The report was compiled with input from across the partnership and covers technical developments across all technology themes as well as content on partnership resource projects, user engagement events, outreach activities and much more.
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Jun 13th 2018

Hub Partner Cambridge Launches UK’s First Quantum Network

Cambridge, Wednesday 13 June 2018

The UK’s first quantum network, a major Hub deliverable, was launched today in Cambridge, enabling ‘unhackable’ communications, made secure by the laws of physics, between three sites around the city.
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