Within the last two decades, quantum technologies (QT) have made tremendous progress from the labs into a cross-disciplinary ﬁeld of applied research. This ﬁeld comprises four domains: quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum computation, and quantum sensing and metrology. One success factor for the rapid advancement of QT is a well-aligned global research community with a common understanding of the challenges and objectives. In Europe, this community has proﬁted from several EC funded coordination projects, which also have coordinated the creation of a 150-page QT Roadmap.
Subsequent to the QuApps2021 conference, we invited interested participants to update this roadmap from an industry perspective to highlight more clearly the needs of the community in Europe for industry, governments and researchers. Again this year, there will be room for discussion and participation.
You can expect a detailed update on the Quantum Technology Roadmap Europe 2030.
Quantum Technology includes the manufacture and processing of components that rules of classical physics can no longer describe. The technology is a direct consequence of nanotechnology and allows the manufacture of new sensors, information processing systems and metrological components with previously unimagined precision, storage capacity and life time. E.g., the extreme accuracy of atomic clocks is an example based on the readout of individual energy states in quantum physics. Solid-state systems can incorporate this complex method based on single artificial atoms whose energy states are also self-calibrating, extremely robust and very precisely defined. In addition to the frequency standard, todays and future development will apply this technique to further areas as sensors, communication, simulation or computing. A high number of scientific publications, international and national funding as well as raising interest of industry are strong indications of increasing impact and increasing industry and public interest in quantum technology.
It is the right time to discuss quantum technology applications from different views and interdisciplinarily: This conference gives the platform, where properties of such new devices based on quantum elements will be presented and the specifications of applications and markets will be discussed directly, between industry, applied research institutes and universities. The conference gives detailed insights in Quantum applications, basics, materials, technologies and strategies in combination with enabling technologies to researchers, industry representatives and decision makers. The conference clarifies whether certain quantum elements and components are ripe for industrial usage and whether and when and how their production is most probably cost-effectively possible.
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