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May 20th 2020

#Standards4Quantum Making Quantum Technology Ready for Industry Putting Science into Standards

Jenet, Andreas & Trefzger, Christian & Lewis, Adam & Taucer, Fabio & Van, Luc & Berghe, Den & Tüchler, Aisha & Loeffler, Marius & Nik, Samira. (2020). #Standards4Quantum Making Quantum Technology Ready for Industry Putting Science into Standards. 10.2760/882029.

This is a workshop report produced following the 6th ‘Putting Science into Standards’ Workshop, during which 80 quantum physicist and experts from different European countries working in different quantum disciplines gathered to discuss how to bring their inventions to the market to complete the pathway of innovation.

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Quantum Technologies – The Research Behind a Revolution

Specially commissioned collection of articles on the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, published as part of New Statesman, 12 April 2019.

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2019

Government Response to House of Commons Science and Technologies Select Committee Quantum Technologies Inquiry Report

This paper is the Government’s response to the report published by the House of Commons Science and Technologies Select Committee following its inquiry into quantum technologies.

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2018

House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Quantum Technologies Inquiry Report

This is the report published by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee following the Quantum Technologies Inquiry. Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller gave evidence during the inquiry, which included over 30 pieces of written evidence and took oral evidence from 26 witnesses. The report outlines the opportunities for economic growth and societal benefit presented by quantum technologies, as well as the potential risks that must be managed, and makes recommendations to the Government regarding the future of the National Quantum Technologies Programme.

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2018

Responsible Innovation in Quantum Technologies applied to Defence and National Security

This Briefing Note is the outcome of a workshop held in Oxford in October 2016 and also draws on interviews and a review of the literature in defence, technology, and quantum technologies. It presents issues for consideration by policy makers and innovators responsible for applying quantum technologies to defence and national security. It addresses the challenges of adopting these technologies in a responsible way in a complex market economy and changing international operating environment. Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller, was consulted during the production of this Briefing Note.

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Lewis A, Kraemer M & Travagnin M. Quantum Technologies: Implications for European Policy. Issues for debate.

This is a Science for Policy Report from the European Joint Research Centre, raising policy issues and related questions across all quantum technology sectors.

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Omar Y. Digital agenda for Europe: a Europe 2020 initiative – Workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry (DG Connect, Brussels; 6 May 2015)

This is the Final Report on a workshop hosted by the European Commission, focused on identifying markets for quantum technologies and approaches to their commercialisation.

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Pritchard J & Till S. UK Quantum Technology Landscape 2014

This document provides detailed discussions of all the quantum technology sectors, along with the application areas and market sectors that these could impact.

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Lo H-K, Curty M & Tamaki K. Secure quantum key distribution

Nature Photonics 2014; 8:595–604, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2014.149. This is a recent technical review article on quantum communications, which discusses the security model, together with its assumptions, strengths and weaknesses. Technology progress and challenges are surveyed, along with the latest developments in quantum hacking and counter-measures against it.

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Alléaume R, Branciard C, Bouda J et al. Using quantum key distribution for cryptographic purposes: a survey

Theoretical Computer Science 2014; 560:62–81. This is a revised version of the EU project SECOQC white paper on quantum communications.

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Länger T & Lenhart G. Standardization of quantum key distribution and the ETSI standardization initiative ISG-QKD

This paper analyses QKD as a cryptographic primitive and discusses how it can be incorporated into secure communications systems. Details of the approach of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) in establishing standards for QKD are also given. New J. Phys. 2009; 11: 055051 doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/5/055051

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Quantum Key Distribution. Online resource at the STEM elibrary

This is teaching material on QKD, complied by the UK National STEM Learning Centre and with input from the Quantum Communications Hub.

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What is Quantum Key Distribution?

A short leaflet on QKD by the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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