As part of the UK’s UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) organization announced second phase funding grants to four of the UK’s Quantum Technologies Research Hubs. The £94 million amount is for a five year period starting in December 2019 and is a follow-on to the initial funding of £120 million (about $150M USD) that started in December 2014.
The four hubs that will receive the funding include:
- UKRI EPSRC UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensing and Timing – Centered in Birmingham
- Quantum Imaging Hub – Centered in Glasgow
- UKRI EPSRC Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation – Centered in Oxford
- UKRI EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub – Centered in York
These hubs will collaborate with 26 universities involving 138 investigators and over 100 partners. For more details, you can view the news release on the UKRI web site here.