Webinar: Cross-sector opportunities in Quantum Computing

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In a November 2021 speech, the Prime Minister declared his intention for the UK to have the "single biggest share of a global quantum computing market by 2040". Achieving this goal could have an enormous impact in fields as diverse as industry, healthcare and climate change action, but can only be successful through effective collaboration across business, government, and academia.

We are delighted to invite you to join an expert cross-sector panel as we discuss the UK’s ‘quantum’ future. Join us for your opportunity to:

  • Build your understanding of recent developments in quantum computing, their practical applications, and the possible implications for your organisation
  • Learn more about UKRI’s National Quantum Computing Centre facility, and the recent announcement of £50 million in funding for UK quantum industrial projects
  • Discuss how organisations across the public, private, and NFP spheres can work together to realise the potential of quantum computing in the UK


  • Roger McKinlay

    Challenge Director–Quantum Technologies

    UK Research and Innovation

    Roger McKinlay is the Challenge Director–Quantum Technologies for UK Research and Innovation. He has been involved in the National Quantum Technologies Programme since 2015 was a panel member of the 2016 Quantum Technologies Blackett Review. Roger is a Chartered Engineer and a past president of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

  • Dr. Heike Riel

    IBM Fellow, Head Science & Technology, Lead IBM Research Quantum Europe / Africa


    Dr. Heike Riel is IBM Fellow, Head of Science & Technology and Lead of IBM Research Quantum Europe & Africa. She leads the research agenda and operation of the Science & Technology department aiming to create scientific and technological breakthroughs in Quantum Computing and Technologies, Physics of Artificial Intelligence, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and to explore new directions to computing.



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