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Can UK quantum computing startups compete on a global scale? – UKTN

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The UK government has said quantum computing is one of its top tech priorities. Last year, it earmarked £2.5bn for a decade-long National Quantum Strategy. According to new Dealroom data, quantum computing was among the top-funded UK tech segments in the first quarter of 2024.

The sector is under the spotlight, but is government support to date enough to help the UK’s quantum computing sector thrive on a global scale?

Steve Brierley, CEO and founder at quantum error correction startup Riverlane, says the UK has the “perfect confluence of skills, relationships and early technological lead” in quantum computing, in part thanks to the government’s financial commitment to the sector.

However, he notes, it’s vital for the UK to make moves to maintain this early lead….

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