Quantum Computing: A Global Leadership Opportunity for the UK

Thursday 14 March 2019

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Evert Geurtsen, NQIT


Part of British Science Week 2019


6.00pm - Registration (Don't forget to sign in at the ground floor security desk when you arrive.)
6.30pm - The event starts
9.00pm - The event ends


Quantum Technologies, including quantum computing and simulation, are potentially one of the most disrupting technologies ever. It is predicted to have the power to solve problems that are almost beyond our imagination. The UK has long held a leading scientific position in this field and since 2014 has operated a national UK Quantum Technologies programme with a mission to make the UK a ‘go-to’ place for the development and commercialisation of quantum technologies.

In this talk, Evert will give an overview of the UK QT Programme’s activities in quantum computing, and its status relative to other developments around the world. He will describe the opportunity for the UK to be the global leader by building the first generation of useable quantum computers and create the opportunity to develop a leading community of developers and users in business, science and services.

About the speaker:

Evert Geurtsen is Co-Director (User Engagement) of the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT) which is part of the UK Quantum Technologies Programme. NQIT is a network of nine UK Universities and more than 30 companies and is led by the University of Oxford. At Oxford. In previous roles in Oxford Evert was responsible for licensing and venturing in the Physical Sciences and created the Oxford Startup Incubator. Prior to Oxford, Evert’s career included new product development in the automotive industry including the introduction of affordable electric cars.

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