The Quantum Innovation Centre provides investors, technology providers and business leaders with an open innovation community, enabling them to identify market driven investment opportunities.

The Quantum Innovation Centre team has created a fresh, new forum for both large and small businesses, government and academia in which each can combine their resources in a market-led approach to innovation.

A lean approach to innovation starts with understanding customer needs and competitor offerings in relation to those needs – customers buy benefits not technology. Quantum has developed three approaches to help businesses assess their current capability and optimise their innovation strategy.

  • Innovation assessment framework
  • Product development planning and investment
  • Technology capability strategy

Latest News

Camels. Tigers & Unicorns


A new book has been published Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Rethinking science and technology-enabled innovation by Uday … Continue reading

Innovation Guidance for Business


Innovate UK has provided guidance for business and academic organisations on what funding they can get to test ideas and … Continue reading

Industrial Strategy Commission report


On Monday 10th July, the Industrial Strategy Commission published its first major report Laying the Foundations. In the context … Continue reading


Latest Blogs

Why R&D as % of GDP is a poor measure of innovation


There has recently been a revival in the idea that the UK should set a target of 3% of GDP spent on R&D. This is a bad … Continue reading

Implications for UK Business in Chinese economies


What are the implications for UK businesses of the emergence of the new knowledge driven economies of China and India?  … Continue reading

Embracing an Enhanced Open Innovation Strategy


Embracing an Enhanced Open Innovation Strategy by David Hughes David Hughes argues that the current economic recession provides … Continue reading