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Nuova iniziativa faro della Commissione europea dedicata alle tecnologie quantistiche

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  • VARIE - UE 19/05/2016

Speaking at the Quantum Europe Conference, organised by The Dutch presidency of the EU, the European Commission and the QuTech center in Delft, the Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society outlined his objective to reinforce European scientific leadership and excellence in quantum research and in quantum technologies.

In particular, the European Commission is preparing the ground for the launch in 2018 of a €1 billion flagship initiative on quantum technologies, which can put Europe at the forefront of the second quantum revolution, bringing transformative advances to science, industry and society. The flagship initiative is expected to turn Europe’s excellent research results in areas like quantum secure communication, quantum sensing and quantum simulation and computing into concrete technological opportunities that can be taken up by industry.

The  flagship initiative will provide this ambitious, coordinated and long-term strategy needed to support joint science, engineering and application work, including IPR, standardisation, market development, training and public procurement. The quantum flagship will be managed as part of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. It is expected to be a large-scale initiative similar in size, timescale and ambition to the two ongoing FET flagships, the Graphene flagship and the Human Brain Project. The flagship will be partly financed from H2020 and from different other sources at EU and national level. The additional sources for its financial support, its leadership and governance will be defined as part of the flagship preparation process.

More details concerning the preparatory phase of the Quantum flagship in the blogpost signed by Thierry van der Pyl , Director at the European Commission.

Quadro di finanziamento
  • H2020-FET : TECNOLOGIE FUTURE ED EMERGENTI nell'ambito del pilastro Excellence Science di Horizon 2020
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea