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How National Quantum Programs Can Succeed

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September 29, 2023
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In his latest post on Forbes, our CEO discusses the burgeoning interest in quantum technologies at a national level. It highlights how quantum computing, communication, and sensors have the potential to revolutionize various sectors like cybersecurity, healthcare, finance, and logistics. Countries worldwide - including the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and other Asian and European countries - have initiated national quantum programs. These programs aim not just for technological advancement but also to stimulate economic growth and workforce development. The article emphasizes, that for these programs to succeed, they must consider several key factors:

  1. Diverse Vendor Participation: National programs should engage a wide range of vendors, both in terms of specialization and geographical location.
  2. Technological Variety: Given that quantum technology is still in its nascent stages, programs should support a variety of quantum modalities to increase the likelihood of success.
  3. Beyond Hardware: While acquiring quantum hardware is essential, equal emphasis should be placed on workforce development, knowledge transfer, and education.

The article also provides criteria for selecting the right vendors, emphasizing the need for a working product in the market, strong academic backgrounds, willingness to share knowledge, and a credible technical path for the future.

Read the full article here.

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