By IQT News posted 07 Sep 2021

(ArcWeb) Japan’s Founders’ Association of the Council for New Industry Creation through Quantum Technology held a general meeting on September 1 and the 24 companies of the Quantum Strategic Industry association formally established the council under a new name, the Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution: Q-STAR.
Japan aims to position itself as a quantum technology innovation-oriented nation, and to create new industries through services that leverage its strengths in materials, devices, measuring technologies, computers and communications, simulations, and other technologies. Q-STAR will contribute to this with global leadership in the promotion of activities that advance science and technology in this new era, and by promoting Japanese industry and strengthening international competitiveness.
Q-STAR will invite the participation of diverse industries that support its objectives and initiatives, and will collaborate with industry, academia, and government in promoting initiatives that apply new technologies, and establishing related technology platforms. Q-STAR’s concerns include reassessments of basic principles and laws related to quantum technology, carrying out surveys and making recommendations on its applicability and on necessary industrial structures, systems, rules, etc. Q-STAR will also aim to establish a globally recognized platform that will promote collaboration with other organizations around the world working in quantum technology.
Steering committee members include Toshiba, Toyota Motor, NEC, NTT, Hitachi, Fujitsu, and Mitsubishi Chemical. Other members include Itochu Techno-Solutions (CTC), SBS Holdings, Canon, JSR, Sumitomo, Sompo Holdings, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Dai Nippon Printing, Daiwa Securities Group, Chodai, Tokio Marine Holdings, Toppan, Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitsui & Co., and Mitsubishi Electric.

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