Funded and announced projects
UK quantum technologies challenge project directory.
This directory sets out the businesses and projects bringing about the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK.
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The pioneer projects
In 2018 we invested £20 million of ‘pioneer’ funding, supporting the development of four prototype quantum-enabled devices.
Underground survey sensor
RSK led a project with a consortium of businesses and universities to use quantum sensors to detect objects underground. Helping road and rail construction projects to avoid unexpected obstructions.
Atomic clock back-up
Manufacturer Teledyne e2V led a project to develop a prototype of a miniature atomic clock, as a back-up for crucial infrastructure services if the current standard timing service, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, is disrupted.
Toshiba Research Europe led a project to develop the UK supply of low-cost integrated chips. Enabling more secure transmission of data using new encryption technologies.
Keeping data safe
Cyber security company ArQit created advanced receivers to pick up quantum key signals. Flagging to companies if the data they are transmitting has been accessed by others.