Governance

Three groups are established to facilitate the coordination of effort in the National Quantum Technologies Programme. These enable the successful delivery of the programme and development and coordination of a longer-term strategy for quantum technologies in the UK.

Programme Board

This board provides an overarching, long term, and evolving national quantum technology strategy for the UK. An overarching strategy is essential to enable the National Quantum Technologies Programme to become a long term technology/industry programme, delivering essential capabilities for the prosperity as well as the security of the UK.

The Programme Board includes senior executives from the partner organisations to enable the national quantum technology strategy can tie in to each of the partner’s own strategies.

The Programme Board has representatives from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

Strategic Advisory Board

The Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board was set up with the right to challenge the National Quantum Technologies Programme, with appropriate leadership from research, industry and government CSAs, but not delivery partners or direct beneficiaries to ensure robust independent scrutiny.

This group will focus on advising on the strategy for the NQTP, particularly the longer-term direction of this area and how those investments and interventions already made are contributing to the delivery of strategy.

The Strategic Advisory Board reports to the NQTP Programme Board with the Chair in attendance at Programme Board.

Strategic Advisory Board members

  • Sir Peter Knight, ISCF Quantum (Chair)
  • Roger McKinlay, ISCF Quantum
  • Tim Whitley, BT
  • Michael Cuthbert, NQCC
  • Daniel Twitchen, e6
  • Sheila Rowan, University of Glasgow
  • Angela McLean, MOD
  • Cheryl W, GCHQ
  • Pauline Neville-Jones, Parliament
  • John Bagshaw, Independent consultant
  • Peter Dobson, Independent consultant
  • Mike Short, DIT

In attendance:

  • Rachel Maze, BEIS
  • Hari Rentala, BEIS
  • Katharine Dunn, EPSRC
  • Anke Davis, EPSRC
  • Chris Jones, IUK
  • Jason Green, STFC

Strategic Advisory Board meeting agendas

NQTP Delivery Group

The NQTP Delivery Group focuses on the implementation of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, including coordination of efforts by the various government agencies and key organisations concerned with the development of quantum technologies in the UK. It facilitates the effective and efficient delivery of the publicly funded quantum technologies investment in the UK as a whole and identifies scope for collaboration and co-funding R&D and joint calls.

The group contains representation from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).