Our large network of world-class industrial and academic partners understand the value of every element of this programme and have helped with its design.

With a hands-on, collaborative role, the partners dramatically enhance the training experience, providing knowledge and skills well beyond that typically available in a PhD programme.

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Industry partners

The Centre is working with a wide range of industrial partners to support students in developing engineering know-how as well as an in-depth understanding of quantum information science to deliver world changing quantum technologies including:

  • BAE Systems
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl), UK
  • D-Wave Systems
  • Google
  • Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • ID Quantique
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
  • National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
  • Nokia
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL ), UK
  • Oclaro
  • QuintessenceLabs
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Single Quantum BV

Academic partners

Our group of leading academic partners from the UK and across the world will give guest lectures and seminars, co-supervise students and host student secondments, providing access to world-class research facilities and complementary expertise that will augment the students’ training experience.


Bristol is ideally placed to provide the training that we consider will be crucial for our next generation of employee candidates.

Nokia Research Center

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Industry Lead Projects

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