OXFORDSHIRE, U.K., November 2, 2023 – The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) today announces an agreement with IBM for the center to provide UK researchers with cloud access to IBM Quantum’s Premium Plan, including IBM’s fleet of quantum computing systems, with the aim to drive new research directions based on the use of quantum computing. Its objective is to drive new research horizons by serving the UK academic, research, and public sector communities to enable proof-of-concept projects, feasibility studies and discovery-led science. “Providing quantum computing access is an important step in contributing towards the national effort,” NQCC Director, Dr Michael Cuthbert said. The programme will deliver assured quantum computing capability, enabling the UK to remain internationally competitive. IBM's breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and consulting deliver open and flexible options to our clients.