Policy paper

Quantum technologies: maximising the benefits for the UK

This publication sets out a timeline for development and commercial exploitation of quantum technologies for those working in this area.


A roadmap for quantum technologies in the UK

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UK universities have seen some groundbreaking work in the field of quantum physics over the last 20 years.

These new technologies are now ready to be turned into new products and services that could have a profound effect on the way we live our lives and drive significant economic growth for the UK.

Quantum science is expected to have a major impact on the finance, defence, aerospace, energy and telecommunications sectors.

It could lead to more secure digital communication, more efficient ways of delivering construction projects and new and more powerful computers able to solve complex problems.

This roadmap helps businesses to understand where new opportunities in quantum technologies overlap with their interests and helps them to understand how these opportunities could drive their growth.

Published 26 October 2015