Ireland has 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 achieve a competitive advantage.
Quantum computing, which uses the principles of quantum theory to explain the behavior of energy and material on the atomic and subatomic levels, is a primary focus of the strategy. This branch of computer science holds immense potential for revolutionizing fields such as cryptography, drug discovery, and optimization problems.
The national strategy for quantum technologies seeks to harness this potential by investing in research and development in quantum computing and other emerging areas of quantum technologies. It also aims to foster collaboration between academia and industry to create a vibrant ecosystem that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.
The success of Quantum 2030 will depend on a coordinated effort from all stakeholders in the Irish quantum technologies community. This includes researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors who must work together to create an enabling environment that supports growth and competitiveness in this rapidly evolving field.