Responsible Innovation Defence Briefing Note

Responsible Innovation in Quantum Technologies applied to Defence and National Security

This Briefing Note is the outcome of a workshop held in Oxford in October 2016 and also draws on interviews and a review of the literature in defence, technology, and quantum technologies.

It presents issues for consideration by policy makers and innovators responsible for applying quantum technologies to defence and national security. It addresses the challenges of adopting these technologies in a responsible way in a complex market economy and changing international operating environment.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a core work package in the Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) project. RRI aims to promote research and innovation which is socially desirable and undertaken in the public interest, stimulating creativity not only in the science but also in innovation arising from it, and ultimately leading to products and services that are accepted by the public.