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    Swiss Quantum Day

    Switzerland and the Quantum FET Flagship

    04-05-2017, 08:30–17:00 in Bern
    Event is fully booked

    Research and technology based on quantum mechanics has gained momentum and attracted funding from both the public and private sector in the recent years. This impacted also the Swiss large and vibrant research and innovation community in this field.

    The future European FET Flagship initiative on quantum technology aims at harnessing and coordinating the effort at the European scale and will open new opportunities for the Swiss actors.
    The Swiss Quantum Day aims at preparing the Swiss stakeholders to the FET Flagship, gathering researchers, companies and government bodies active in the field. The event will inform on the Flagship initiative and show Swiss research and innovation excellence. The interplay of national and European instruments will be discussed with contributions from the European Commission, the UK and the Netherlands.


    The morning session will be dedicated to the presentation of the FET Quantum Flagship and the Swiss excellence in research and innovation in quantum technologies. In the afternoon session, the technology transfer aspects of quantum technologies in the private sector will be discussed.

    Morning Session - Swiss quantum excellence

    08:30–09:00 Registration
    09:00–09:10 The Swiss quantum landscape - slides
    Klaus Ensslin, ETHZ
    09:10–09:25 Situation of Switzerland with respect to the FET Flagships
    Martin Kern, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
    09:25–09:45 The FET Flagship initiative on Quantum Technologies, progress towards implementation - slides
    Jean-Francois Buggenhout, EC, Deputy Head of Unit HPC & Quantum Technologies
    09:45–10:05 Preparing the Quantum Flagship - slides
    Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm
    10:05–10:20 Quantum computing with individual ions - slides
    Jonathan Home, ETHZ - slide
    10:20–10:35 Quantum sensing technologies for nanoscience and engineering - slides
    Patrick Maletinsky, University of Basel
    10:35–10:50 Coffee break
    10:50–11:05 New materials and structures for quantum science and technology
    Anna Fontcuberta I Morral, EPFL
    11:05–11:20 Quantum Communication
    Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
    11:20–11:35 Quantum Science and Technology with Superconducting Circuits - slides
    Andreas Wallraff, ETHZ
    11:35–11:50 Semiconductor Qubits and Quantum Computing
    Daniel Loss, University of Basel
    11:50–12:05 Is there a future for silicon?
    Gabriel Aeppli, PSI
    12:05–12:20 Quantum Opto- and electromechanics
    Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL
    12:20–12:35 Quantum Computing: From Science to Application - slides
    Andreas Fuhrer, IBM Research

    Afternoon Session - Swiss quantum technology transfer

    13:30-13:35 Introduction
    Walter Riess, IBM
    13:35–13:55 The £270 million UK quantum technologies programme- how to drive interest and involvement from companies in an emerging field of science and technology - slides
    Richard Murray, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK University of Southampton
    13:55–14:15 Quantum Technologies in The Netherlands - slides
    Freeke Heijman, Director Quantum Technologies, Ministry of Economic Affairs/QuTech
    14:15–14:30 Zurich Instruments AG and the Race for the Quantum Computer
    Sadik Hafisovic, Zurich Instruments
    14:45–15:00 Coffee break
    15:00–16:00 Round table: How to create and support a quantum technology industry in Switzerland?
    Walter Riess, Grégoire Ribordy, Martin Kern, Tommaso Calarco, Richard Murray, Freeke Heijman


    Pädagogische Hochschule Bern | Institut für Weiter- und Medienbildung
    Helvetiaplatz 2
    3005 Bern

    From Bern main train station to the venue:

    Tram 6, Bern Bahnhof, direction Worb Dorf
    Tram 7, Bern Bahnhof, direction Ostring
    Tram 8, Bern Bahnhof, direction Saali
    Bus 19, Bern Bahnhof, direction Elfenau
    Stop Helvetiaplatz, then walk back 50m toward the bridge to Helvetiaplatz 2

    Or 20 minutes walk through the old city: direction


    Targeted Public

    Researchers and engineers from public and private entities interested in quantum-technology based communication, computation, simulation and sensing/metrology.
    Entities supporting research and innovation in the field of quantum technologies.


    This workshop is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

    04-05-2017, 08:30–17:00 in Bern
    Event is fully booked

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    Contact Information / Organiser

    NCCR QSIT - Quantum Science and Technology
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 00

    Euresearch Network Office
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 00

    IBM Research
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 00

    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 00

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