Build the core,
partner with the best

Working with world-leading partners enables us to refine our technology and position it as a key component of the future of computing.

Our partnerships with quantum software houses is a key component of our software strategy. It allows us to demonstrate that our hardware is able to run algorithms with real-world applications. In turn, we can also optimise our devices and feedback into our R&D. As a result, we’ll be able to prioritise features that are likely to yield the biggest performance improvements to commercial applications.

OQC and Riverlane

Riverlane is a research-led start-up that develops software and algorithms for quantum computers. As part of our wider collaboration, we are working on a demonstration that will for the first time show the benefits of a special chemical simulation algorithm, developed at Riverlane, on real quantum hardware, developed by OQC. The algorithm, named alpha-VQE, can be adapted to make use of additional quantum computational power as advances in processor capabilities are made.

OQC and Cambridge Quantum Computing

In November 2017, OQC and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) were granted an Innovate UK award as part of the UK Quantum Computing Initiative.

Pursuant to the award, CQC have led the development of a compiler of quantum algorithms onto our quantum computer. In addition, with CQC, we researched applications best suited to our technology.

University of Oxford

Leek Lab

We work closely with Peter Leek’s research group - supporting the Leek Lab with funding a team of world class, international researchers, recognised for their innovative work in the international quantum community.

The research agreement with the Leek Lab has enabled OQC to demonstrate the proof-of-concept of the Coaxmon technology in action. We will continue collaborating closely with the Leek Lab, and other academic groups to position OQC at the forefront of this rapidly evolving ecosystem.

University of Oxford


OQC is a spin-out from the NQIT programme and continues to work closely with the programme.