The Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship is application oriented and it is expected to bring results that will benefit to the European economy at the end of the program. To reach that goal, a balanced involvement of industry and academic stakeholders is necessary as well as a better transfer of information and results between basic science and applications. For that purpose an Innovation Working group (WG) is being settled by the Quantum Coordination Action (QSA). The WG aims at establishing a structured, constructive dialogue on applications of QT between innovation stakeholders such as researchers, industry representatives, professional associations, start-ups, venture capital, incubators as well as at giving recommendations helping to bring QT from the lab into applications. For that purpose, several tools have been proposed in QSA such as:
- Connect with existing trade or professional associations
- Promote workshops with sessions devoted to applications
- Connect potential start-up creators with business incubators / accelerators / innovation boot camps / venture capital
- Connect European technology/ nanofabrication and nano-manipulation platforms amongst each other and with Start-ups and SME’s with the aim of facilitating access
- Develop criteria / methodology for identifying use-cases
The participants to the working group have been chosen for their particular ability or experience in order to contribute developing those tasks or propose new ones. They are mainly expected to settle the tools that will be used in the rest of the flagship to foster applications of Quantum Technology.