Today, the Intermediate Report from the Quantum Technologies Flagship High-Level expert group has been handed over to the European Commission.
Today, the Intermediate Report from the Quantum Technologies Flagship High-Level expert group has been handed over to the European Commission. The hand-over took place during the Quantum Technologies Flagship conference organised by the Maltese presidency, which saw the participation of high profile scientists and industry representatives, as well as several national programme representatives.
The document (which can be downloaded at http://qurope.eu/h2020/qtflagship/intermediatereport
) outlines the QT flagship research agenda; in particular it singles out ambitious but achievable goals for the QT Flagship’s ten years’ lifetime, detailing them for the initial three-year ramp-up phase.
Specifically, the proposed research agenda is structured around four mission-driven research and innovation domains, representing the major applied areas in the field: Communication, Computation, Simulation, as well as Sensing and Metrology. These application domains pose on top of a common basis of Basic Science (the horizontal domain), and are connected by enabling aspects belonging to three categories: Engineering and Control, Software and Theory, Education and Training.
In addition, the reports lay down the foundation for the flagship's implementation and governance models, which will be finalized in the High Level Steering Committee Final Report, due for September 2017.
This result marks a great success for our community, which contributed as a whole to the effort by providing important inputs which helped to shape the report.