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Quantum Computing
October 21, 2022

OpenPulse – Now Available on Lucy

Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) is proud to announce the launch of OpenPulse, a new feature enabling private QCaaS and Amazon Braket users to access and explore OQC’s QPU Lucy through…
Quantum Computing
October 21, 2022

OQC as first QPU provider within NQCC SparQ program

Applications Now Open - Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) is delighted to support a special Highlight Call on Quantum Computing, as part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) and…
Quantum Computing
September 28, 2022

OQC to launch quantum computer in colocation data center

Oxford Quantum Circuits Partners with Cyxtera to Improve Accessibility to Quantum Computers London, U.K. and Miami, FL – September 28, 2022 – Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), Europe’s leading quantum computing…
Quantum Computing
July 5, 2022

OQC raises £38 million Series A

Oxford Quantum Circuits raises £38 million Series A to accelerate R&D and expand into APAC LONDON and TOKYO, 5 July 2022 -- Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), Europe’s leading quantum computing…
Quantum Computing
July 3, 2022

Prepare now for the quantum computing future

"Quantum computing may just be emerging from science labs but its transformative potential suggests that businesses have no time to lose in preparing for it." Ernst & Young Global Consulting Services…
Quantum Computing
July 3, 2022

Commercialising Quantum: The Economist Events

Panel discussion: standing on the shoulders of giants: what have been some of the most exciting outcomes from quantum in the cloud so far? What is the potential of quantum…
Quantum Computing
July 3, 2022

Quantum podcast: Simon Phillips

Quantum computing via cloud access feels global, but there are reasons to have these machines located in a particular region. Oxford Quantum Circuits released a quantum computer, named Lucy, on…
Quantum Computing
June 18, 2022

SparQ to fire up quantum readiness in the UK

SparQ is set to accelerate UK innovation in the use of quantum computing, according to the program’s organizers and partners. The program, developed by the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC), will…
Quantum Computing
May 10, 2022

OQC named Technology Pioneer of 2022 by the WEF

From healthcare and financial services to the metaverse, the World Economic Forum's 2022 Technology Pioneers are at the forefront of their industries around the world. In addition to their tech…
Quantum Computing
February 28, 2022

OQC first European quantum company on Amazon Braket

OQC becomes first European quantum company on Amazon Braket London, 28 February 2022 -- Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), Europe’s leading Quantum Computing as-a-Service company, announced today that it debuted its…
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

20 individuals driving the quantum revolution

Quantum Zeitgeist list some of the influential people who are producing the science and technology of the future and are instrumental in Quantum Computing, including Ilana Wisby.
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

Start-up innovation drives quantum economy

The UK’s quantum computing ecosystem is gathering momentum, with a clutch of early-stage companies attracting significant investor funding to build the quantum computers of the future. Many of those early-stage…
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

Quantum on the clock: video competition

We're delighted to sponsor this  year's "Quantum on the clock" initiative from the Institute of Physics. We challenge you to create a 3min video to explain quantum tech. For inspiration, see…
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

Delivering UK strategic advantage in STEM

Ilana Wisby joined UK Science Chief Sir Patrick Vallance to discuss innovation in science - demonstrating why quantum has become a technology of national strategic importance, and the restrictions and…
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

Dr Wisby awarded f:Entrepreneur 2022

The f:Entrepreneur campaign and community is now in its fifth year of championing incredible female entrepreneurs. In 2018, the campaign launched the #ialso100 showcasing 100 women from all over the UK who are living…
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

Quantum Governance Principles – WEF

From open innovation to workforce development, from cybersecurity to standardization, #quantum computing needs governance principles. In January 2022, the World Economic Forum released its latest report on the future of quantum,…
Quantum Computing
February 27, 2022

Industry prepares for UK quantum transformation

Ready, set, go: The NQCC will bring together academics, start-ups and industry experts to ensure that the UK is ready to exploit the transformative power of future quantum computers. Start-ups…
Quantum Computing
December 15, 2021

OQC coming to AWS, a first in Europe

Amazon Braket to support upcoming hardware from Oxford Quantum Circuits and expand into first European Region "Since launching Amazon Braket, our goal has been to offer different quantum hardware choices.…
Quantum Computing
December 15, 2021

Quantum Tech Pod: with Ilana Wisby

"Host Chris Bishop interviews Oxford Quantum Circuits CEO Ilana Wisby. Dr. Wisby gained a PhD in quantum physics at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is responsible for building and…
Quantum Computing
December 15, 2021

Quantum for all: building a firm foundation

“It’s no surprise to anyone that quantum computing will have far-reaching impact in most areas of industry and communication. For physicist and “deep-tech” entrepreneur Ilana Wisby, the key to solving…
Quantum Computing
November 2, 2021

OQC & NQCC boost UK quantum capability

Six weeks ago, the breaking-ground ceremony for the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) was held at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. A symbolic moment, it marked a transition from planning…
Quantum Computing
November 1, 2021

OQC pledges carbon neutrality by 2022

"As COP26 opens, scientists, activists, and investors are making a final plea to political leaders to keep the goal of 1.5℃ alive and to implement their promises for people and…
Quantum Computing
October 27, 2021

OQC integrates TKET, demonstrates 4x optimisation

At OQC, we build quantum computers. We are the UK’s leader on quantum computing and in July 2021 we launched Sophia, the first Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) platform…
Quantum Computing
October 1, 2021

CEO Ilana Wisby shatters STEM stereotypes

“Innovation is more important than ever and companies will only be able to identify specific use cases and problems through the process of design and experimentation to identify their specific…
Quantum Computing
September 22, 2021

New tool aids quantum compatibility

As part of our most recent ISCF project - Deltaflow - and in cooperation with Riverlane, NPL, Hitachi and others quantum computing hardware providers, OQC is announcing the launch of…
Uncategorized
September 13, 2021

Peter George appointed Chair of the Board

Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) announces that Peter George has been appointed Chairperson with immediate effect, taking over from Dr. Andrew Mackintosh. Peter George, currently an advisor to OQC's major investor…
Quantum Computing
July 30, 2021

Building a sustainable quantum future

A new documentary – Quantum Technology | Our Sustainable Future from The Quantum Daily, developed in partnership with Oxford Instruments Nanoscience – was released today with a call from industry experts to leverage the power…
Quantum Computing
July 13, 2021

Tech for good: a focus on quantum computing

"The world is at the dawn of a new technology which could solve some of humanity's most challenging problems. Ilana Wisby is one of those at the helm of the…
Quantum Computing
July 6, 2021

OQC delivers Europe’s first QQaaS

Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), which unveiled the UK's most advanced superconducting quantum computer in 2018, is now launching Europe's first Quantum Computing-as-a-Service (QCaaS) platform. OQC’s QCaaS will give customers a…
Quantum Computing
June 2, 2021

For Quantum For All, We Need Input From All

“As an industry we must do more to open up opportunities irrespective of one’s background or socioeconomic status, so that the quantum ecosystem and impact is accessible to all.” Read…
Quantum Computing
March 11, 2021

11 European quantum companies to watch

Europe has an active quantum computing ecosystem that is starting to pull in bigger funding rounds from investors. One — or several — of these companies could be the source…
Quantum Computing
March 11, 2021

Why investors love quantum as a service

B2B SaaS startups have been a money-making bonanza for many VCs over the years. Now many of them are eyeing up quantum computing-as-a-service to get into this still-developing deep tech…
Quantum Computing
March 11, 2021

Now is the right time to invest in quantum computing

John Martinis, the lead scientist who built Google’s first computer to achieve quantum supremacy, recently left the tech giant to join Silicon Quantum Computing, a 2017-founded startup based in Sydney. Meanwhile Terra Quantum,…
Quantum Computing
March 11, 2021

Will Quantum Computers Truly Serve Humanity?

Opinion, Scientific American, by Ilyas Khan (Cambridge Quantum Computing)   We are now on the threshold of a new computer technology era more powerful than anything that preceded it: the…
Quantum Computing
March 11, 2021

Quantum Scientists Call for Ethical Guidelines

A group of quantum computing experts, including scientists and company executives, want to raise ethical concerns about the technology’s potential to create new materials for war and accelerate human DNA…
Quantum Computing
February 17, 2021

Building a quantum-powered future

Quantum physicist and chief executive of Oxford Quantum Circuits Ilana Wisby talks to Tushna Commissariat about deep tech, entrepreneurship and quantum technologies of the future. With an undergraduate degree in…
Quantum Computing
February 17, 2021

Unlocking innovation in quantum computing

“Put simply,” adds Wisby, “the Proteox platform allows us to efficiently and reliably generate the ultra-low temperatures needed to operate our quantum computer.” Oxford Instruments NanoScience reckons its Proteox dilution…
Quantum Computing
January 28, 2021

Quantum tech: a chat with OQC’s Quantum Engineers

Connor Shelly and Brian Vlastakis, OQC Senior Quantum Engineers, caught up with Harriet van der Vliet, Product Segment Manager for quantum technologies at Oxford Instrument, to discuss our recent collaboration…
Quantum Computing
January 7, 2021

OQC takes delivery of first Proteox worldwide

“Our collaboration with Oxford Instruments NanoScience and our work with Proteox is a significant milestone in our plans to build a quantum-powered future,” comments OQC CEO Ilana Wisby. Oxford Instruments…
Quantum Computing
January 7, 2021

OQC state-of-the-art quantum laboratory opens

OQC new commercial quantum laboratory opens. We're delighted to finally share some more details about our new state-of-the-art quantum laboratory. Whilst we will prioritise our own R&D and partners projects,…
Quantum Computing
January 7, 2021

Quantum & Ethics: a critical conversation

Quantum Ethics Documentary Reveals the Opportunities and Challenges of Quantum Technologies - by The Quantum Daily   Ethics, all too often, takes a reactive backseat in the face of waves…
Quantum Computing
September 14, 2020

Leaders solving the unsolvable: OQC

OQC features in OxLEP's ambitious investment plan backing world-leading sectors and creating jobs for local communities.
Quantum Computing
August 6, 2020

Meet the Founder: Ilana Wisby

Oxford Sciences Innovation sat down with Ilana Wisby to find out about superconducting circuits & Oxford’s role in creating a quantum computer.
Quantum Computing
July 2, 2020

Quantum Computing FAQs answered – WEF

All your Quantum Computing FAQs answered thanks to the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council report.
Quantum Computing
June 29, 2020

Quantum Tech Digital Week 2020: Ilana Wisby

In this video, part of a series produced for the Quantum Tech Week 2020, Dr Ilana Wisby (virtually) pitches investors about OQC and our latest progress to build the most…
Quantum Computing
June 18, 2020

Pioneering quantum computing for 3 years

June 2020 marks OQC's 3rd anniversary - a perfect time to celebrate the incredible ride it has been so far. In what seems to have been the shortest 36 months we…
Quantum Computing
June 18, 2020

22 Quantum Executives Shaping the Industry

Featuring OQC's Ilana Wisby and 21 key executives in the quantum computing space. They’re the people with their fingers on the button, the ones who make the final decision on…
Quantum Computing
May 14, 2020

UK companies to build new OS for quantum computers

OQC is a partner in a consortium led by Riverlane that has been awarded a £7.6M grant from the UK Government to deploy a highly innovative quantum operating system.
Quantum Computing
April 22, 2020

OQC-led consortium wins landmark grant

Innovate UK awards OQC-led consortium the largest ever grant aimed at the commercialisation of superconducting quantum technologies, and positions the UK as a global leader in the field. 
Quantum Computing
April 2, 2020

Oxford Deep-Tech Businesses In Global Competition

A spinout from the University of Oxford which has built the UK’s most advanced quantum computer and a company which is deploying bio-photonics and AI have been named two of…
Quantum Computing
March 18, 2020

OQC finalist of M12 Female Founders Competition

OQC CEO named finalist of M12 Female Founders Competition In partnership with Mayfield and Melinda Gates’s Pivotal Ventures, Microsoft’s venture fund (M12) is investing $6 million in four female-founded companies.…
Quantum Computing
February 26, 2020

12 women pioneering quantum computing

OQC CEO, Dr Ilana Wisby, makes it to this list of groundbreaking women who are shaping the quantum computing industry through innovation, ethics, sheer genius and determination. From The Quantum…
Quantum Computing
January 20, 2020

TQD Exclusive: Interview with Dr Ilana Wisby

"OQC's approach to the (quantum computing) challenges is simple: educate their stakeholders, build the quantum core itself and partner with the best to demonstrate the wide range of real-life applications…
Quantum Computing
January 14, 2020

OQC and Riverlane announce their cooperation

Riverlane’s quantum operating system is being developed using expertise from the physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics sectors. Using a quantum computer based at Oxford Quantum Circuits, Riverlane is also…
Awards
January 14, 2020

CQC And OQC Awarded Innovate UK Award

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) and Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) are delighted to confirm that they have been granted an Innovate UK award as part of the UK Quantum Computing Initiative.
Quantum Computing
November 13, 2019

OQC: Scaling up a quantum computing company

Dr Ilana Wisby, CEO of OQC, discusses the challenges facing start-up as they grow their business and team, how she's building a diverse team at OQC and transitioning from an…
Quantum Computing
January 13, 2019

Quantum Supremacy & AI, Stephen Fry

In this video, Stephen Fry guides us through the basics of quantum computing and its impact on AI. Our core technology, the Coaxmon, is also explained to demonstrate the benefits…
Uncategorized
May 30, 2018

As quantum technology matures what industries should care?

In May 2019, a briefing on Quantum Technologies was organised at the UK’s House of Commons. Speaking at the event, OQC’s Chairman Andrew Mackintosh, emphasised the necessity to make practical…