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Towards a European Quantum Industry Consortium

24.06 → 24.06 2020 | Zoom virtual meeting Belgium

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 represents 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).

This one-day teleconference aims to gather representatives of all interested companies in Europe to bootstrap the QuIC creation process and it is also a preliminary step taken in the preparation of the workshop “Analysis of the Market Perspectives of the QT Industry in Europe and Future Actions” to be held at DG CONNECT/European Commission premises in Brussels later this year.

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