Institute of Physics makes recommendations for an UK quantum technologies strategy

The UK Institute of Physics (IOP) has published a new report in support of a UK quantum strategy. The report gives 10 recommendations on how to ensure UK quantum sector growth; the recommendations revolve around: the elaboration of roadmaps for the commercialisation of quantum goods and services; the development of a supporting ecosystem and the capacity for scale; the creation of a strong skills base to support quantum industries; and wider enablers including partnerships and communications. According to the IOP, a UK quantum strategy needs to outline forms of support for each stage of the journey towards commercialised quantum-based products and services, through the provision of direct and indirect support, coordination and planning, and aligned policies addressing skills and other enabling factors.