Investment that the UK government started in quantum technologies in 2013 seems to have paid off by enabling the existence of companies at the cutting edge of research
21 November 2022
Quantum computers may no longer be the stuff of science fiction, but how far is the UK from fully realising their world-changing potential?
In 2013, the UK government set aside £270 million to invest in quantum technologies, aiming to help produce the world’s most powerful working quantum computer. While it couldn’t compete with the billions of dollars that tech giants like IBM and Google have poured into quantum computing research, the approach still seems to have paid dividends.