Ireland has recently unveiled its first national strategy for quantum technologies, Quantum 2030, with the goal of establishing a competitive global hub by 2030. The strategy aims to focus the efforts of Ireland’s quantum technologies community on areas of emerging growth in quantum technologies, where the country can gain a competitive advantage.
Quantum computing, a branch of computer science that uses the principles of quantum theory to explain the behavior of energy and material on the atomic and subatomic levels, is a key focus area for the strategy. By harnessing the potential of this technology, Ireland hopes to establish itself as a leader in the field and attract investment from international companies.
The national strategy for quantum technologies seeks to coordinate a concerted effort from Ireland’s quantum technologies community to identify areas where they can achieve a competitive edge. This will require collaboration between academia and industry, as well as investment in research and development.
Overall, Quantum 2030 is an ambitious plan that aims to position Ireland as a global hub for quantum technologies by 2030. With its focus on emerging growth areas such as quantum computing, it has the potential to drive innovation and economic growth in this rapidly evolving field.