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Euskadi becomes the epicenter of quantum technology

Euskadi becomes the epicenter of quantum technology

Maria Jose Gonzalez

May 8, 2024 | 12:33 p.m.

Hosting the Quantum Matter conference that unites experts and pioneers in the sector in a showcase of international collaboration and scientific advancement

This year, the Kursaal of Donostia not only It is a witness to the natural beauty of its environment, but also from the epicenter of one of the most influential meetings in Europe in quantum technology: the Quantum Matter conference. With the attendance of 600 professionals from various countries, this event is emerging as a crucial platform for the exchange of knowledge and the promotion of collaborations in the field of quantum science.

Since its inauguration, the conference has had the participation of key figures such as the Minister of Education, Jokin Bildarratz, and professor Pedro Miguel Echenique. Through their interventions, the region's commitment to research has been reaffirmed and the development of disruptive technologies that can redefine the global technological landscape.

The conference, framed within the Basque Quantum Strategy, reflects Euskadi's commitment to the technological forefront

The approval of an aid of 1,6 million euros to the Donostia International Physics Center to develop a new Quantum Technologies Laboratory demonstrates the firm support of the Basque Government towards this field. This infrastructure will not only enhance the quantum ecosystem in the region, but will also strengthen Euskadi's position as a leader in quantum computing.

Euskadi becomes the epicenter of quantum technology

IBM's new System One quantum computer, which is expected to be operational in 2025, is a clear example of how collaboration between local entities and global technology leaders can result in significant advances. These types of initiatives not only benefit the scientific sector, but also prepare the ground for future generations of technologies and professionals trained in the most advanced fields of science.

Euskadi's vision of integrating quantum science into its economic structure promises to transform it into a pole of attraction for talent and international investment

At the Quantum Matter conference, it has not only served as a meeting point for leaders in the sector, but has also marked a before and after in how Euskadi is perceived on the international stage of quantum science. With events like this, Euskadi not only follows in the footsteps of the great innovation centers, but also firmly establishes itself as a leader in the emerging field of quantum technologies.

This initiative is a clear reflection of Euskadi's capacity to lead the next wave of technological innovations and its potential to significantly influence the socioeconomic and technological fabric not only of Europe, but of the world. With each step forward in this field, Euskadi not only advances in technology, but also positions itself as a role model in research, collaboration and scientific education.

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