Swissnex Launches Global Quantum Initiative From Boston

Project Quantum connects Switzerland and the world in quantum science and technology through activities across the Swissnex network, including a flagship summit in Lausanne this October.

May 8, 2023 | Boston & New York

Swissnex is launching Project Quantum, an initiative to connect Switzerland and the world in quantum science and technology. Through a series of activities undertaken across the global Swissnex network, it aims to help accelerate scientific breakthroughs and shape the quantum economy. The initiative focuses on three core pillars:

  • Organizing an international summit in Lausanne this October
  • Fostering bilateral cooperation with selected countries
  • Increasing global visibility for Swiss quantum efforts

Initiated by Swissnex in Boston, Project Quantum builds on past and current activities carried out throughout the Swissnex network in this field. In 2022, in conjunction with the signing of the Joint Statement on Cooperation in Quantum Information Science and Technology between Switzerland and the United States, Swissnex organized the Swiss-US Quantum Days in Chicago, which itself led to the creation of the US-Switzerland Quantum Symposium in Basel and several scientific collaborations.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Swissnex recently produced a report giving an overview of the state of quantum computing and related technologies across six countries. In South Korea, the Science and Technology Office at the Embassy of Switzerland, part of the Swissnex network, is about to host a high-level dialogue on “Preparing for the Age of Quantum” to mark the 60th anniversary of Swiss-Korean relations.

Project Quantum’s flagship summit will take place Lausanne on October 14. Called the Swissnex Quantum Summit, it will bring together key ecosystem builders from several countries to exchange best practices and find multilateral synergies. These activities, and more, are now united under the Project Quantum banner.

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Photo: IBM Quantum scientist Dr. Maika Takita in lab