France Quantum took part in the state visit of President Emmanuel Macron to The Netherlands
Damien Gromier, Founder of France Quantum, had the honour to participate in the French delegation of President Emmanuel Macron during his visit of his Majesty the King Willem-Alexander on April 12, 2023 in order to exchange on European leadership and sovereignty in quantum.
The visit started by the Quantum Gases & Quantum Information Lab of the University of Amsterdam, where a presentation on the possibilities of quantum technology took place with a focus on the Dutch-French cooperation in the fields of quantum technology, semiconductors and photonics. Following the lab tour, the King, President Macron, Minister Adriaansens, and Ministers Lescure and Retailleau attended a roundtable discussion with CEOs, academics and investors on the importance of strengthening the European ecosystem for deep tech, in the context of the European Chips Act and quantum technology.
Speech by Emmanuel Macron to the French community
Emmanuel Macron held a speech at the French community in the Netherlands during his visit: he emphasized that France and the Netherlands want to be countries of excellence in quantum, with the conviction that working together as Europeans makes us stronger.
We need an even more integrated strategy for our fundamental and applied research, but also for our businesses, with programs that bring us together.
Pact for Innovation and Sustainable Growth
France and the Netherlands also signed a Pact for Innovation and Sustainable Growth on April 13th, 2023. According to the press release, existing collaborations are already fruitful between the ecosystems of our two countries, and more particularly between those of Grenoble and Delft, to which both our national federations Initiative France Quantum and Quantum Delta NL contribute.
In line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2021, initiatives are being taken to strengthen exchanges between universities, research centres and companies, amongst others for the development of QBit technologies on silicon, a major sector on the path to quantum computing.
These cooperations could also be bolstered by the reinforcement of the collaboration between the Dutch, French and German governments, which in a joint statement signed in November 2022, committed themselves to strengthening their collaboration on quantum technologies to contribute to Europe's strategic sovereignty.