H2020

Communication from the EC: Quantum Technology Flagship programme officially published – aims for 2018 ramp up phase.

Summary: 

The preparatory steps will begin already this year.

 

As previously announced, the European commission has officialised the process that will lead to a Quantum technology Flagship in connection with the final phase of the framework program H2020.

The communication, which addresses also the broad framework of the “European Cloud Initiative“,  indicate that the EC will launch the stakeholder consultation already this year. The aim is to be ready for the ramp up phase by the beginning of 2018.

EC vice-president Ansip: "I would like Europe to be the home to a world-class quantum industry"

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EC vice-president and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, makes positive remarks about Quantum Technologies and talk about what will be the next steps in Europe for the QT.

In a recent post on his blog, EC vice-president and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, expresses his hopes and vision for the Quantum Technologies.

High Level Steering Committee Final Report published

Summary: 

The final report of the High Level Steering Committee for Quantum Technologies has been published.

On the 18th of September the final report of the High Level Steering Committee on Quantum Technologies has been published. This documents complete the intermidiate report which was published in February. The final report expands the section dedicated on the implementation and include a proposal for the governance structure of the QT flagship.

you can find the document at this link https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/quantum-flagship-high...

Pre-publication of the LEIT-ICT WP18-20 (including QKD Testbed)

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The European Commission has made available the prepublication version of the calls for the ICT part of the Work-programme 2018-2020. the documents contains the call for the QKD testbed

Following up yesterday announcement, with the prepublication of the FET workprogramme (you can find the previous announcement here http://qurope.eu/db/news/prepublication-h2020-fet-work-programme-2018-2020 ), the European Commission has made available the prepublication version of another piece of the 2018-2020 work-programme, the one dedicated to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which include the call for the QKD testbed. you can find the document here https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/h202...

Prepublication of the H2020 FET work Programme 2018-2020

Summary: 

The EC has made available a prepubblication version of the H2020 Work programme 2018-2020

The European Commission has made available a draft version of the work-programme 2018-2020, which can be found at this link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-work-programme

This is still a preliminary version pending formal adoption by the European Commission, which should happen in October.

Interview Servaas Kokkelmans on quantum technology

Servaas Kokkelmans, joint discussion meeting associated to the VPRO TV sho

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