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CEN/CENELEC proposal to create a new technical committee: "CEN-CLC/JTC on Quantum Technologies"

Quantum Technologies (QT) is one of the most promising key technologies bringing transformative advances to science, economy and society and creating new commercial opportunities worldwide. Novel quantum technologies are emerging in a number of sectors, namely communication, computing, sensing and measuring.

In some sectors already, several companies - including the whole range of small, medium and large enterprises - have started to develop quantum devices or have begun to integrate them into their products. In other sectors, further development and great improvement is yet needed. Also, further technologies or applications might emerge in the future that have not even been thought of so far.

Scope: Developing deliverables on quantum technologies including quantum enabling technologies, quantum sub-systems, quantum platforms & systems, quantum composite systems as well as quantum applications

Purpose and justification of the proposal:

Quantum Technologies (QT) will be one of the most promising key technologies in the coming decades. In January 2019, the European Commission launched the QT Flagship, a EUR 1 billion initiative funding leading scientists and engineers over the next ten years, managed as part of the FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) program.

This initiative is highlighted as a very important and urgent action to place and keep Europe at the forefront of the second quantum revolution, which is unfolding worldwide, bringing transformative advances to science, economy and society. This will create new commercial opportunities addressing global challenges; provide strategic capabilities for security and seed yet unimagined applications for the future.

Sovereignty over innovations in quantum technologies will become the critical building block for the digital self-determination of societies and their economic development. Quantum technologies are believed to play a special role in this regard, as their disruptive potential will have fundamental implications for society.

Potential stakeholders:

 − Industry and trade, including SMEs and start-ups (especially supplier, manufacturer, service provider and user of the product or service)

 − Government

 − Users

 − Academic and research organizations

 − Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

 − Businesses implementing standards (e.g. testing laboratories, certification bodies)

If national interest is shown, Bulgaria can support the creation of this technical committee.

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal by 15.09.2022 to Angel Spasov: angel.spasov@bds-bg.org**, Tel: +359 2 81 74 548**.

For more information about the proposal see here: