Southampton Physics Colloquia

Making a Business from Quantum Computing
Dr Richard Murray ORCA Computing 14:30, Friday 30 April 2021
Quantum Computing is all the rage at the moment. Everyone from investors and big corporates alike are keen to learn how to become 'quantum-ready'. This might make you believe that anyone can start a quantum computing company, raise funding and be successful. So is it really that easy?
In this talk, Dr Murray will talk not only about some cool technology — how single photons can be used to perform calculation — but also describe the commercial landscape, what is being promised to investors, what companies are really doing and what it's like to take something highly scientific and unknown and turn it into a business.