Consultation Provides the Opportunity to Inform Future UK Government Policy on Quantum Technologies

Evidence and views are sought on the proposed vision, objectives and activities of the UK Quantum Strategy.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published this consultation to inform the development of the Quantum Strategy. Quantum technologies are one of the seven priority technology areas within the Government’s Innovation Strategy, its long-term plan for delivering innovation-led growth. To make further progress with quantum and the UK as a leading player in the global quantum ecosystem, the Strategy invites feedback on areas such as development of the quantum workforce.

The Government proposes the following three objectives for the Strategy:

  • To grow and maintain a sustainable quantum sector, delivering societal and economic benefits to the UK.
  • To grow and maintain the UK’s capabilities and leading global position – to help the UK to have strategic advantage in and through quantum technologies (where the UK has strengths and a competitive edge).
  • To enable the wider economy and society to take advantage of the opportunities associated with the use of quantum technologies and mitigate the risks.

The Strategy will cover all quantum technologies and their enablers, including sensing, timing, imaging, communications and computing.

BEIS seeks views from the quantum research (including researchers, students and research organisations) and business community and wider interested parties on the following areas:

  • Strategy vision and objectives.
  • The knowledge pipeline.
  • The innovation ecosystem.
  • Skills.
  • Technology adoption.
  • The regulatory environment.

The online consultation runs until 10 March 2022 (23:45).

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)