Expert group on Quantum Technology Flagship


Following the nomination of the chair, Prof. Mlynek, the Commission has now formally set-up the Commission Expert Group, with 13 very high level academic members, that will provide recommendations on the preparation of the Quantum Technology Flagship.

The Commission Expert Group on Quantum Technologies - High Level Steering Committee has now been established as a high level expert group with a mandate of one year. Its members will best represent collectively the diversity of stakeholders in Europe, both from the academic as from the industrial sides.

The group will be composed of the following academic members:

  1. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek (Chair), Humbold University
  2. Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck
  3. Prof. Dr. Vladimir Bužek, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  4. Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm
  5. Prof. Per Delsing, Chalmers University of Technology
  6. Prof. Elisabeth Giacobino, CNRS, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel
  7. Prof. Dr hab. Marek Kuś, Polish Academy of Sciences - Center for Theoretical Physics
  8. Prof. Eugene Simon Polzik, Niels Bohr Institute
  9. Dr. Maria Luisa Rastello, National Institute of Metrological Research (INRIM)
  10. Prof. Dr. ir. Wim Van Saarloos, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO - Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter
  11. Prof. Dr. Lluis Torner, IFCO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
  12. Prof. Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford - Department of Physics
  13.  Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (observer)

The group will work in an open and transparent way and together with the wider community of stakeholders from academia and industry and in close collaboration with Member States, it will propose a Strategic Research Agenda with clear and ambitious goals, as well as an efficient approach to its implementation and governance.

A first meeting of the group is scheduled in the 2nd half of September in Brussels. In parallel, the Commission is working on extending the group with representatives of industry, and a dedicated call for expressions of interests will be published in the coming weeks.

More info:

  • Joint blogpost, Dutch Minister Henk Kamp and Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger announicng the expert group and on appointment of Professor Jürgen Mlynek.
  • EC news on set up of expert group on Quantum Technology Flagship