A new step has been reached in the implementation of the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies announced one year ago, with the adoption on 24th of April of an update of the Horizon 2020 FET Work Programme 2016-2017, which now includes a call for proposals for a Coordination and Support Action to support the community in establishing the flagship initiative and its coordination with national activities in the field.

As part of the preparatory work of the FET Flagship, and pending the first major call for research and innovation projects in the upcoming Horizon 2020 Work Programme (2018-2020), the Commission has adopted on 24 April 2017 an update of the Horizon 2020 FET Work Programme 2016-2017. It includes the very first call for proposals of the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies. The text is available on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal, and describes a call for a Coordination and Support Action (see topic FETFLAG-02-2017 under FET) which aims at coordinating the relevant stakeholders of the entire QT community, notably academia and industry, as well as policy makers, by addressing a series of concrete actions such as organising a communication platform, organising outreach events, facilitate dialogue, etc. The call has an indicative budget of EUR 0.5 million, and will open on 23 May and close on 26 September 2017.

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