The European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) held its first virtual general assembly meeting last week with more than 100 members from the European quantum community. This consortium can be regarded as the European equivalent of the U.S. Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) with a mission to promote and foster the interests of the European quantum industry. QuIC has been set up as a private non-profit organization under German law and will have headquarters in Jülich. A governing board was established at the general assembly meeting and the working groups presented their objectives, milestones, deliverables and an outlook on their future tasks. The working groups include:

▪ WP1:   Market Trends and Use Cases
▪ WP2:   Intellectual Property (IP)
▪ WP3:   Education
▪ WP4:   Standards
▪ WP5:   Industry State-of-the-art
▪ WP6:   Strategic Industry Roadmap
▪ WP7:   Coordination, Processes, Facilitation
▪ WP8:   Ecosystem
▪ WP9:   Funding
▪ WP10: SMEs and Startup-ups

For more information about QuIC, you can view a press release announcing the kick-off here and their web page for the organization here.

April 17, 2021