Quantum devices, components and systems involve the creation, control and manipulation of quantum states to design systems with functionality that could not be achieved in a non-quantum world.
The quantum devices, components and systems research area encompasses the creation, control and manipulation of quantum states to design systems with functionality that could not be achieved in a non-quantum world. This goes beyond exploiting the behaviour of inherent quantum effects which deliver fundamental device characteristics – for example, as in superconductors and lasers – to deliver non-classical system performance.
Reflecting the ambitions of the National Quantum Technologies Programme’s Strategic Intent, we will maintain a strong portfolio of investments in research, high level skills, capital and academic-industry partnerships to build the UK’s strength and capabilities in these emerging technologies.
We will leverage the strengths and capabilities developed over the last decade to establish the UK as a leading player in the emerging quantum technologies industry.
Research should continue to progress into the development and exploitation of technologies across a range of application areas. A critical mass of research and training capabilities is needed to generate new ideas and concepts to address the long-term challenges associated with developing and deploying quantum technologies for varied applications.
The National Quantum Technologies Programme’s Strategic Intent provides a holistic vision and strategy for quantum technologies in the UK and sets the direction for EPSRC’s activities as one of the programme’s partners.