It is well understood that quantum research is being conducted in many different countries and the best way to advance the development of quantum technology is to enable international cooperation by enabling researchers to have international research experiences in different countries. These could include individuals seeking postdoctoral experiences in another country, sabbaticals, or immigration opportunities. The difficulty has been for a researcher to navigate through all the legal and bureaucratic paperwork and processes in order to get the clearance to proceed. Each country has different rules and understanding them and complying with them can take a lot of effort.

In order to make it easier for a researcher to get the information they need, twelve countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States have joined together to form a new website called the Entanglement Exchange, that provides direct links to immigration and visa information for each of the countries from one common spot. Each country will be responsible for maintaining their own page, but it should help researchers seeking either to travel outside their country to pursue a foreign research opportunity, or others from a foreign country travelling to a particular company to do some research.

You can view a news release describing this website at Quantum.gov here and you can visit the new Entanglement Exchange website here.

December 3, 2022