1.3 Recommendations for funding on the EU and National level

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QIPC has established itself as one of the key new multidisciplinary fields between theoretical and experimental physics, computer science and mathematics. Continued competitiveness of the EU and its member nations requires a significant effort both on the European and national level QIPC must take a prominent and established position in EU research efforts, e.g., in the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission (FP7), and find its counterpart in national programs. The structure of the funding must account for the interdisciplinary character of the field, and must support a spectrum of activities across different disciplines from experimental to theoretical physics, computer sciences and mathematics. Links with industry must be developed, both on the level of possible commercial exploitation, and in research programs making new technologies available, outside the capabilities and know-how of traditional QIPC basic-research oriented laboratories. In particular, links with micro- and nano-fabrication facilities and related technology centers must be strengthened, and QIPC spin-off new quantum technologies like quantum sensors and high precision measurement devices ought to be encouraged.

References: The US Roadmap for Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography is available at http://qist.lanl.gov. Notice however that htis roadmap is not longer maintained.