The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme aims to ensure the successful transition of quantum technologies from laboratory to industry. The programme is delivered by EPSRC, Innovate UK, STFC, BEIS, NPL, GCHQ, Dstl and the KTN.

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As the main funding agency for engineering and physical sciences research, our vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world to Research, Discover and Innovate. By investing £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture.

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We are a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people - and more broadly to the world. 

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board. It funds, supports and connects innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth. We know that taking a new idea to market is a challenge. We fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth.


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) vision is an economy that works for everyone - with great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow.  To realise this vision, BEIS will: 

  • Deliver an ambitious industrial strategy 
  • Maximise investment opportunities and bolster UK interests 
  • Promote competitive markets and responsible business practices 
  • Ensure the UK has a reliable, low cost and clean energy system
National Physical Laboratory

The National Physical Laboratory is one of the UK's leading science facilities and research centres. It is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available. NPL occupies a unique position as the UK's National Measurement Institute and sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application.


Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies, along with MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). GCHQ works to protect the UK and its citizens from a range of threats to national security, including from terrorism, serious and organised crime and cyber-attack.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) maximises the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK, supplying sensitive and specialist Science and technology services for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider government.


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the UK's innovation network. It brings together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.