The new program is called the Priority Research Programme and Equipment (PEPR). The research will focus on four topics including robust solid state qubits solid state, cold atoms, quantum algorithms error correction and PQC, and fundamental non-conventional quantum based approaches to computing and cryptography. The research will be driven by French organizations CNRS – Centre national de la recherche scientifiqueCEA and Inria, The funding will add to a previously announced research program of €300 million to bring total funding to €450 million ($522M USD). Additional information can be found in a LinkedIn posting from Neil Abroug, head of the French National Quantum Strategy, that you can read here as well as the web page for the French National Quantum Technology Strategy located here.

September 29, 2021