ISEC 2017 opens to one-day external participants for the Superconducting Electronics for Quantum Flagship: beyond the potential: please check the registration page for fee and information.

The meeting will be opened by the Rector of the University of Napoli Federico II, prof. G. Manfredi,  and by the director of CNR DSFTM, Dr C. Spinella.

The program will include a limited number of invited speakers from different parts of world, in particular from Europe, with a balanced representation of the academic, industrial and governmental sectors:

Fabio Beltram (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Tommaso Calarco (University of Ulm)
Robin Cantor (Star Cryoelectronics)
Francesco Cataliotti (University of Florence)
Jerry Chow (IBM)
Pascal Febvre (Fluxonics)
Cathy Foley (CSIRO)
Luigi Frunzio (Quantum Circuits Inc.)
Gregory Gol’tsman (Scontel Superconducting Nanotechnology)
Sylwia Kostka (National Science Center- Quant ERA)
Hans-Georg Meyer (SupraCon AG)
Oleg Mukhanov (Hypres Inc)
John Przybysz (Northrop Grumman, Advanced Electronics)
Maria Luisa Rastello (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica)
Colin P. Williams (D Wave Systems)
Val  Zwiller (Single Quantum)

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Research in quantum information sciences and quantum technologies currently involves an estimated workforce of 7,000 researchers around the world and a yearly budget of 1.5 billion Euro.
Europe accounts for 35% of these researchers, and has invested significantly in this domain over the last decade, obtaining excellent results at the scientific level, including Nobel prizes.
Quantum technologies, such as quantum sensing, quantum cryptography and quantum computation, have a very high strategic interest for both nations and industry.


The Meeting moves to a participatory mode, with the goal of collectively identifying what could be the potentials and markets for superconducting quantum technologies, and how these last could be (more) industrialised in Europe.
In particular,  the following six key areas of quantum technologies have been identified as a preferred target:
• Quantum Metrology
• Quantum Sensing
• Quantum Communications
• Quantum Memories
• Quantum Simulation
• Quantum Computation


The discussion will aim to analyse which are the most beneficial possibilities offered by the superconducting technologies, and the hurdles in the process of industrialisation of these technologies.

Moreover, the discussion will contributed to prioritise these measures, and to design a plan for bridging the superconducting technologies with the quantum technologies entrepreneurial system and market in Europe.Important points, which will be discussed during the meeting within the contribution of all actors, i.e. EC Member States, academia, and industry, are:
– How to disseminate the potential benefits of quantum technologies from superconducting electronics.
– How to extend it to support research aiming at higher technology readiness levels.
– How to coordinate different existing research programmes on quantum technologies investing in superconducting technologies.
– How to mobilise European industrial players working on superconducting technologies and have a summary document to address to EU quantum technologies the wide network of collaborations between worldwide groups operating on these topics.