New applications of quantum technologies
- Created on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:10
QESSENCE COORDINATOR Professor Konrad Banaszek has been invited to attend the top level policy meeting. Amongst the invited speakers are Principle Investigators from the consortium.
The meeting will define the future of the field for the European Commission.
Quantum technologies are one of the most promising fields in science today. They have the potential to revolutionize our computing, communication, metrology or sensing technologies. As a result, they could considerably boost our growth and jobs and have therefore raised a strong interest at a political level over the last few months.
At this stage, European scientists are the frontrunners in the field of quantum technologies. It is therefore crucial to help them to stay ahead in this competition and to turn ground breaking science into new products and markets.
The time is mature to gather around the same table scientists, industries and policy-makers to better understand the recent progress of research, to see the perspectives opened by quantum technologies, and to examine the respective roles and responsibilities.
The aim of the meeting will be to bring together high-level scientists, industries and policy makers in order to examine the new perspectives opened by the recent developments in quantum science, but also to identify the challenges that lie ahead of us to transform this science into the needed technologies and into new markets, as well as to analyse the possible implications in terms of policy-making and scientific support to policy-making at EU level.
In order to ensure that the event will remain as concrete as possible, following a key note speech by Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize laureate 2012, the discussions will be split into three consecutive sessions which will reflect the three main sectors in the emerging field of quantum technologies: quantum computers and simulators, quantum communication, and quantum metrology and sensing.
For each of these sectors, the debates will aim at:
- examining the latest progresses in science;
- presenting their potential technological applications and the time frame for their development;
- identifying the challenges that lie ahead of us;
- assessing the place of Europe compared to its global competitors;
- identifying the future needs in terms of policy-making and of scientific-support to policymaking.
The speakers will include: Top level scientists; Stakeholders from industries and SMEs already involved in this field; Officials of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, DG ENTR, DG CNECT and DG RTD, as well as members from the European Parliament's ITRE Committee.
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