Date 24 Oct 2023
Company update/news

The recognition is testament to the drive of the UQ team to build quantum computers that empower humanity to solve its most complex challenges.

The inaugural Bloomberg UK's Startups to Watch canvassed the UK to find 25 startups that represent the diversity and innovation of the country's startup scene. Bloomberg received more than 1,500 applications and Universal Quantum is honoured to make the final list of 25.

Bloomberg looked for the most innovative, new UK businesses to highlight to feature in the list. Bloomberg wanted to hear about companies that are growing fast and working on something truly unique. The Bloomberg editors considered a number of criteria when assessing the entries including: the scope of the problem being tackled, creativity of ideas, investors and customers traction and commitment to diversity. The companies on the list are spread out across the UK in London, Durham, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Glasgow, Nottingham, Reading and of course Hayward’s Heath.


The ceremony took place today at The Brewery in London. In receiving the recognition, UQ’s CEO, Sebastian Weidt stated: ‘We have indeed come a long way since the inception period of working out of the University of Sussex. The last year especially has been a period of exponential leaps – from the growth of the team, our new centre of excellence in Hayward’s Heath, to winning the largest government contract for quantum computing to date, with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). We are grateful for this recognition, as it crowns our recent efforts. We aim to build on this and continue to drive the development of scalable ion-trapped quantum computers that will aid the applications that will propel humanity forward’.

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