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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:

  • The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Quantum Economy sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
  • The Quantum Economy sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
  • Quantum Economy has turnover of £3.94bn, meaning it is our 48th largest RTIC, and our 16th fastest growing sector.
421
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£4,258,054,239
TOTAL TURNOVER
18,950
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£1,035,210,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£155,966,117
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
5.1%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

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 421 companies

    Companies involved in software, components, materials or expertise relating to quantum computing and relevant area of photonics.

    • Quantum Economy: Components and Materials

      Companies providing equipment, materials and raw resources to organisations dedicated to quantum research

      317 companies
    • Quantum Economy: Photonics

      Companies integrating photonics technology into quantum technologies

      166 companies
    • Quantum Economy: Quantum Computing

      Companies developing and manufacturing quantum computers

      129 companies

Quantum Economy industry growth

We estimate that the UK Quantum Economy sector could be worth almost £5bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5%. 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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