On 27 October, techUK will be hosting an exciting session on Quantum and International trade alongside international leaders in Quantum technologies. This session will convene international leaders to explore how to challenge barriers limiting international collaboration on quantum as we prepare for Commercialisation of Quantum products and services.
Across two core themes of international collaboration and Commercialisation, we will deep-dive into how we can support collaboration through universal standards and exports, alongside addressing challenges such as skills, funding and sustainability. In doing so, we will explore how to fully harness the social and economic benefits of Quantum in coming years.
Dr. Heike Riel, IBM Fellow, Head Science & Technology, IBM (Germany)
Mark Mattingley–Scott, Vice Chair HPC and Quantum Working Group, Bitkom, and General Manager Quantum Brilliance (Germany)
Thierry Botter, Director, European Quantum Industry Consortium (Europe)
Vikram Sharma, Founder and CEO, QuintessenceLabs (Australia)
Sue Daley, Director – tech & Innovation, techUK (United Kingdom)
Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium, SRI International (United States)
Alexander Ling, Director, Quantum Engineering Programme and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Dr, Keith Dear, Director Artificial Intelligence Innovation, Fujitsu (Japan/ United Kingdom)
Session one: International collaboration on Quantum Technologies
The development of quantum technologies represents a significant scientific advance with the potential to benefit many. However, security concerns over quantum technologies in the fields of computing and communications have hindered international collaboration increasingly challenging as quantum technology is seen more widely as not only commercially valuable, but also significant from a national security perspective. Working towards adaptive regulatory strategies and industry standardization is essential to strengthen international collaborative partnerships and spur innovation in this space.
The panel will explore what mechanisms can be used to drive international trade and collaboration in quantum technologies. We will also explore how to enable further cooperation on shared research, as well as other areas of shared interest such skills and talent and facilitating greater collaboration between companies and governments.
Session two: Quantum Commercialisation
Quantum driven technologies, solutions, products and services are expected to be transformational to areas such as national security, finance, telecommunications, construction and civil engineering. Internationally, industries are preparing to harness the incredible opportunity of Quantum, powered by efforts across government, industry and academia to work beyond borders to deliver additional support and funding for the emerging quantum ecosystems developing nationally.
This panel will showcase where examples of international collaboration has directly supported the development of quantum technologies and products; navigate how to best promote collaboration across nations, supporting start-up and SME ecosystems, and tackle concerns for the quantum ecosystem that may build international barriers, such as brain drain and knowledge sharing.