Quantum Technologies in Canada 2018
In March 2018, 12 of the leading experts in the UK quantum technology industry flew to Waterloo in Canada as part of Innovate UK’s Quantum Technologies Global Expert Mission. They were invited to attend by the National Research Council Canada on behalf of Innovate UK with the support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Abstract from outcome report:
With underpinning experience in semiconductors, photonics and IT, Canada is positioning itself to be a global leader in quantum science and technology and its commercialisation and industrialisation. There is a feeling that this is a critical area for the future security, wellbeing and wealth of their nation – and one in which they can excel. The quantum technologies vision goes all the way to the Prime Minister. On 18 September 2017, the Prime Ministers of Canada and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that explicitly identifies quantum technology as an area for cooperation, with the potential to grow businesses and create jobs.
Gaining an overview of quantum research from Sherbrooke University.
About Global Expert Missions
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK to support the Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Led by Innovate UK KTN, GEMs play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes.