New report on standards for quantum technology was published on the European Commission’s website  

Quantum imageThe new report ‘#Standards4Quantum: Making Quantum Technology Ready for Industry’, published by the Publication Office of the European Union, is now available on the website of the European Commission’s Science Hub. The document reports on the outcomes of the ‘Making Quantum Technology ready for Industry’ workshop, held in Brussels on 28-29 March 2019 and organised by CEN and CENELEC together with the Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission’s Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), and the German Institute of Standardisation (DIN).

The workshop is part of the Putting Science Into Standards (PSIS) initiative, that brings together researchers, industry and standardisers with the purpose of facilitating the identification and screening of emerging science and technology areas that can be introduced early into the process of standardization to enable innovation. In line with this objective, the ‘Making Quantum Technology ready for Industry’ workshop was the basis for identifying potential fields where standardisation could add value to the deployment of Quantum Technologies in industrial applications, including security, sensing, imaging and measurement, and build a roadmap for standardization activities.

In particular, the workshop participants identified three main areas: (i) Quantum Key Distribution and quantum-safe security, (ii) Quantum metrology, sensing and imaging, (iii) and Quantum computing and internet. Several existing standardization activities on quantum enabled security techniques, quantum computing and communication were also mapped. As concrete actions for standardisation, the workshop suggested to focus on the standardization of a quantum technology terminology and on the development of an EU standardisation roadmap for Quantum Technologies.

The Quantum Technologies Flagship, launched on 29 October 2018, is a EUR 1 billion initiative, supported by the European Commission and Member States, funding over 5,000 of Europe's leading Quantum Technologies researchers over the next ten years and aiming at placing Europe at the forefront of the second quantum revolution. Its long-term vision is to develop a quantum web, where quantum computers, simulators and sensors are interconnected via quantum communication networks. This will help kick-start a competitive European quantum industry transforming research results into commercial applications and disruptive technologies.

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