UK Quantum Computing Industry
Find out more about the UK’s Quantum Computing industry and the companies providing innovative software, components and expertise in the field.
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What is the Quantum Economy?
Whilst modern quantum theory was developed in the 1920s, 100 years later the laws of quantum mechanics are being used in computing to help solve problems too complex for traditional computers.
Quantum Computing – such as superposition, interference, and entanglement – is an area of computer science that goes beyond the binary 1 and 0 computing we’re used to, harnessing subatomic particles to sort through a huge number of possibilities and provide solutions to incredibly complex problems.
Some of the applications of Quantum Computing are cyber security, logistics and weather forecasting.
The UK’s thriving Quantum Economy or sector includes a wide range of companies including those involved in software development, component manufacture, quantum computer development and photonics (the physical science of light waves).
Quantum Economy sector summary
Key information you should know about the Quantum Economy sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:
- Quantum Economy has turnover of £10.82bn, meaning it is our 42nd largest RTIC, and our 17th fastest growing sector.
- The Quantum Economy sector is getting a lot of attention from investors and is one of the top 10 fastest growing sectors for venture capital funding.
- The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Quantum Economy sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
Quantum Economy verticals
Our Quantum Economy RTIC is made up of 3 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Components and Materials, Photonics, Quantum Computing. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.
- Sector Code Description Records
- RTIC0051 Quantum Economy 578 companies
Companies involved in software, components, materials or expertise relating to quantum computing and relevant area of photonics.
- Quantum Economy: Components and Materials498 companies
Companies providing equipment, materials and raw resources to organisations dedicated to quantum research
- Quantum Economy: Photonics140 companies
Companies integrating photonics technology into quantum technologies
- Quantum Economy: Quantum Computing129 companies
Companies developing and manufacturing quantum computers
Quantum Economy industry growth
We estimate that the UK Quantum Economy sector could be worth approximately £14.6bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.
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– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends
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