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

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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.

Quantum Technologies flagship announced

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Commissioner Oettinger announces 1b€ flagship on Quantum Technologies

G.  Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, in his speech at a recent Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) workshop held at the European Parliament in Brussels, (see 

The European quantum technologies flagship programme - Special Issue in Quantum Science and Technology

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A recently published article on the Quantum Science and Technology tackles the topic of the European Quantum Technologies Flagship Programme

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QUSOFT LAUNCHES NEW COLLABORATION WITH FRENCH AND LATVIAN PARTNERS

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QuSoft, the PCQC and the University of Latvia started a collaboration to develop quantum software.

On April 28th, QuSoft (the Dutch research centre for quantum software), the Paris Centre for Quantum Computing (PCQC) and the University of Latvia signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly push the frontiers of quantum information theory and develop quantum software for the future quantum computer.

the FET Work Programme 2016-2017 - FETFLAG-02-2017: Coordination and Support Action for Quantum Technologies

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The 2016-2017 FET programme has been updated in order to include a new call for a coordination action for Quantum Technologies

the FET Work Programme 2016-2017 has been adopted yesterday and is now available here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-fet_en.pdf

As you will see on page 36, there is an additional call FETFLAG-02-2017: Coordination and Support Action for Quantum Technologies

The call will open on 23 May 2017 and close on 26 September 2017.

Quantum Technologies have a hearing at the US Congress

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On the 16 March 2016, The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the United States Congress held a hearing on China's pursuit of new technologies. one of the panel was focussed on Quantum Technologies.

On the 16 March 2016, The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the United States Congress held a hearing on China's pursuit of new technologies.

https://www.uscc.gov/Hearings/hearing-china’s-pursuit-next-frontier-tech-computing-robotics-and-biotechnology-video

Quantum Europe 2017 - Towards the Quantum Technology Flagship - press release and slides

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The EC has published the slides presented during the event "Quantum Europe 2017 - Towards the Quantum Technology Flagships" as well as the press release from the Maltese presidency

In relation to the event "Quantum Europe 2017 - Towards the Quantum Technology Flagship" that took place last friday (17.02.2017), the European Commission has published the slides presented during the event, which can be found here. Moreover, the Maltese presidency published a press release (which can be found in the previous link).

Quantum Flagship: HLSC intermediate report handed over to the EC

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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.
 

Minutes of the High Level Steering Committee meeting of the 10th November 2016

As follow up to the publication of the minutes of the Flagship Berlin workshop, we publish here below the minutes of the High Level Steering Committee meeting, which took place after the workshop.

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