Private sector leadership

Wenmiao Yu

Member since 2023

Occupation: Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Quantum Dice Ltd

I am curious and proactive - I want to work with an interdisciplinary team of UK Young Academy members to design and implement creative solutions to societal challenges.


Wenmiao Yu is an entrepreneur focused on translating scientific innovation into marketable products. She is co-founder and Director of Business Development at Quantum Dice, a venture-backed Oxford University spin-out enabling encryption through a self-certifying Quantum Random Number Generator. Her responsibilities include fundraising and leading quantum technology market creation.
After reading Chemistry at the University of Oxford and co-founding Quantum Dice, Wenmiao was awarded an Enterprise Fellowship at the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre in Bristol (the youngest across all cohorts). She actively advocates for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, mentoring students in the Oxford Women in Business Society and is also on the committee for New Voices in Space, a part of the Scottish Space Leadership Council.
Wenmiao strongly believes in the power of communities, crucial to growing nascent industries such as quantum technologies, and she always wants to hear from like-minded individuals across all disciplines.


  • Critical thinking skill development in education
  • Cross-cultural and international education
  • Cross-sector skill sharing
  • Culture loss
  • EDI process improvements
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Evidence based governance
  • International engagement
  • Social change
  • Timely information sharing