QTEC is a world-leading incubator for innovators for quantum inspired technologies and an EPSRC skills and training hub which is part of the £270 million government invested UK National quantum technologies programme. QTEC offers a twelve-month fellowship to provide academics with the skills they need to set up a successful technology start-up which will underpin the UK’s quantum technology industry. Now in its third cohort, QTEC has supported the creation of 17 new companies based on technologies which underpin the quantum industry. These companies have raised a total of £12 million in equity, contract and grant funding to date.