UK company Universal Quantum was awarded a major quantum computing contract

The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) has awarded Universal Quantum Deutschland GmbH, a branch of British startup Universal Quantum, with €67 million to build a fully scalable quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. A trapped-ion quantum computer is one of the proposed approaches to a large-scale quantum computer.

This comes as part of the German Quantum Computing Initiative founded by the German Ministry of Economy, a wider quantum initiative led by the German federal government.