The European Quantum Technology (QT) industry is expected to gain considerable weight in the next few years, playing a key role for reaching some of the ambitious goals that Europe has set for the next decade, in particular by creating an entirely new market and new jobs for European citizens. To succeed, it has to organize appropriately, forming a Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) whose members represent private companies that have stakes/are genuinely interested in QT. Indeed, while industry has already an advising role in the QT Flagship initiative, this newly formed QuIC will be an interest group implemented by a private organization, which will assert the common interests of the European QT Industry through advocacy. As such, it will represent the European equivalent of the US Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C).
In order to continue with the building process of the QuIC that started in the 1st plenary teleconference held on June 24th with more than 250 companies of QT in Europe, this 2nd plenary teleconference aims at providing the audience with a coherent vision on what has been achieved until now by its Interim Working Groups and Work Packages established in the 1st plenary teleconference, as well as discussing the draft statutes and governance structure of the Consortium.
Agenda – 2nd teleconference “Towards a European Quantum Industry Consortium”
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome + Presentation of the agenda
09:35 – 10:45 Presentation of the draft QuIC Governing Structure (incl. membership, fees, etc.) (30’) + Open discussion (40’)
10:45 – 11:15 Presentation of the draft QuIC statutes (15’) + Open discussion (15’)
11:15 – 11:30 Presentation of Executive Director job description + selection panel (10’) + Q&A (5’)
11:30 – 11:45 Presentation of QuIC website structure (10’) + Q&A (5’)
11:45 – 12:45 Presentation of activities of Work Packages (50’) + Q&A (10’)
12:45 – 13:00 Next steps and Closing