Manifesto calls for €1bn investment in Quantum Technology

Researchers across Europe are calling for a €1bn investment to secure Europe’s role as a leader in the development of quantum technologies. A group, which includes Ignacio Cirac from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and Charles Marcus from the Niels Bohr Institute, are calling on individuals from across Europe to ENDORSE THE MANIFESTO.

Research organisations, funding agencies, public bodies and industry luminaries are encouraged to sign up to the manifesto; a core component of which is the call for a “flagship initiative” to invest in education, science, engineering and innovation to exploit the full potential of quantum technologies.

The manifesto highlights a lack of coherence across Europe at present, with no large-scale quantum programme comparable to those in the US, China and other countries. If this situation remains unchanged, the manifesto warns of the risks of fragmentation and duplication of effort.

As we enter the “second quantum revolution” the race for talent and technology has already begun. If Europe intends to cement its place as a leader in the technology it cannot afford to lag behind the rest of the world.

The manifesto authors also include Aymard de Touzalin of the European Commission, Freeke Heijman of the EU presidency and Tommaso Calarco of the University of Ulm. With almost 1,000 endorsements to date, the group expect to present their plans at the Quantum Europe conference in Amsterdam on 17 May.

Download your copy of the Quantum Manifesto

The group responsible for the report is planning to present their proposal at the forthcoming Quantum Europe Conference in Amsterdam (17th-18th May).

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