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Towards a European Quantum Industry Consortium – 2nd teleconference

The Quantum Community Network, Flagship Coordination Office | Tommaso Calarco, Thomas Strohm

QuIC- The voice of the European quantum industry.

The European Quantum Technology (QT) industry is expected to gain considerable weight in the next few years, playing a key role for reaching some of the ambitious goals that Europe has set for the next decade, in particular by creating an entirely new market and new jobs for European citizens. To succeed, it has to organize appropriately, forming a Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) whose members represent private companies that have stakes/are genuinely interested in QT.

Indeed, while industry has already an advising role in the QT Flagship initiative, this newly formed QuIC will be an interest group implemented by a private organization, which will assert the common interests of the European QT Industry through advocacy. As such, it will represent the European equivalent of the US Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). In order to continue with the building process of the QuIC that started in the 1st plenary teleconference held on June 24th with more than 250 companies of QT in Europe, this 2nd plenary teleconference aims at providing the audience with a coherent vision on what has been achieved until now by its Interim Working Groups and Work Packages established in the 1st plenary teleconference, as well as discussing the draft statutes and governance structure of the Consortium.


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Tommaso Calarco

Quantum Community Network

Tommaso Calarco is Director of the Institute for Quantum Control of the Peter Grünberg Institute at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He received his PhD at the University of Ferrara and started to work as a postdoc in the group of P. Zoller at the University of Innsbruck. He was appointed as a Senior Researcher at the BEC Centre in Trento in 2004 and as a Professor for Physics at the University of Ulm in 2007, where he then became Director of the Institute for Complex Quantum Systems and of the Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology. He has authored in 2016 the Quantum Manifesto, which initiated the European Commission’s Quantum Flagship initiative, and is currently the Chairman of its Quantum Community Network.

Thomas Strohm

Robert Bosch GmbH

Senior Expert in Quantum Technologies

Thomas Strohm received his Ph.D. in 1999 at the MPI for Solid State Research in Stuttgart where he did theoretical work on high-temperature superconductors in Prof. Cardona’s group. Thereafter, he joined the Corporate Research division of Robert Bosch GmbH. For more than 10 years, he worked in SW engineering and as a system and SW architect. Among other projects, he was responsible for the development of a SW engineering curriculum and until the end of 2016 gave courses on System and SW architecture at Bosch. In 2013, he started scouting Quantum Cryptography and, later, Quantum Computing. Currently, Thomas is coordinating the Quantum Technologies activities at Bosch. He is also part of Europe’s Quantum Community Network (QCN) and the Coordination Office (FCO) of Europe’s Quantum Flagship Initiative .

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