Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering. For more information about what we do, our priorities and how we implement our strategy, please read through our Implementing the Delivery Plan section. For specific information about the research and training we support, please read through our portfolio section.


The digital technologies hub covers electronics, photonics and electrical systems (EPES) and information and communication technology (ICT). Broadly speaking, EPES focuses on hardware components, while ICT focuses on software components together with their alignment with people and processes. Our researchers are partnering with a wide variety of companies on projects ranging from early stage research through to highly applied development work. We are committed to expanding these relationships and to developing opportunities with new organisations with the potential to benefit from the research carried out into EPES and ICT at the University. Find out more about the Hub.

Quantum Communication Technology Co., Ltd., Anhui

Quantum Communication Technology Co., Ltd., Anhui (USTC-QantumCTech), together with Shandong Institute of Quantum Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (SIQST), is the first and biggest provider of multi-protocol network security products and services based on quantum technology, in China. The companies produce state-of-the-art quantum communication systems and series of innovative opt-electronic units with the commercial applications for the financial industry, government organizations and other enterprises, as well as the research applications for the scientific societies.

Initially founded by the Chinese leading quantum physics research group from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Micro-scale (HFNL), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), the companies are continually transferring cutting-edge scientific and technical achievements into mature commercial products, making great efforts to promote wide-range applications of quantum technology and forming the Chinese quantum industry.

Quantum Information Group at Leeds

The Leeds Quantum Information Group (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds) conducts theoretical and experimental research into various aspects of quantum information processing, and into the implications of the quantum theory of computation for physics itself. Find out more by visiting the Quantum Information Group website.

QQQ Group at Institute of Physics

The Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control (QQQ) Group covers a broad spectrum of topics, from the foundations of quantum physics and information theory, through the investigation and control of fundamental physical and chemical phenomena, to new types of quantum technologies, metrology and standards.

  • Organise conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Promote interaction between physicists working in the diverse range of research fields encompassed by QQQ
  • Support links with industry
  • Organise outreach activities, for example talks to school or the production of videos
  • Award grants and prizes relating to conferences of interest to the group, for example the CMMP, Photon and QuAMP Divisional conferences
  • Foster links with national and international research networks
  • Award and administer conference travel bursaries and grants for student meetings and conferences
Find out more about IOP QQQ.