The Commission Expert Group on Quantum Technologies - High Level Steering Committee (see Commissioner Oettinger's blogpost announcing it) has been established in August as a high level expert group with a mandate of one year. Its members best represent collectively the diversity of stakeholders in Europe, both from the academic as from the industrial sides.
The group will work in an open and transparent way and together with the wider community of stakeholders from academia and industry and in close collaboration with Member States. It will propose a Strategic Research Agenda with clear and ambitious goals, as well as an efficient approach to its implementation and governance. For this, the group has initiated an online consultation (contributions by 25 October) on the QUTE consensus paper and scientific roadmap, in order to collect the community consensus.
42 applications have been received to the call for selecting industrial members. The selection has been done according to the criteria set out in the call, and 12 industrial members have been nominated:
|Airbus Defense & Space||Mr. Paolo Bianco|
|ASML||Dr. Markus Matthes|
|Atos SE||Dr. Cyril Allouche|
|Ericsson||Dr. Fabio Cavaliere|
|ID Quantique SA||Dr. Grégoire Ribordy|
|KPN||Ms. Jaya Baloo|
|M-Squared Lasers||Dr. Malcolm Graeme|
|Robert Bosch GmbH||Dr. Michael Bolle|
|Siemens AG||Dr. Norbert Lütke-Entrup|
|ST Microelectronics||Dr. Guido Chiaretti|
|Thales||Mr. Daniel Dolfi|
|VLC Photonics S.L.||Dr. Iñigo Artundo Martinez|
After a first meeting on 20 September, the group has scheduled its 2nd meeting on 10 November 2016. A third meeting is tentatively planned on 16-17 February 2017, in Malta, coinciding with a Presidency event.