(Optics.org) International partners will be able to join the US-based Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) in the near future, according to QED-C deputy director Celia Merzbacher
Thus far the group, which includes more than 180 members aiming to establish a robust quantum industry and supply chain, has been limited to US-based institutions and companies.
However, in a virtual plenary talk for SPIE’s Remote Sensing/Security and Defence (ERS/ESD) Digital Forum, QED-C deputy director Celia Merzbacher indicated that international partners should be able to join as members within weeks.
“The membership to date has been US-based, but we expect within the next 1-2 months to make available membership categories for non-US-based members,” Merzbacher told delegates.
“The QED-C is being designed to be inclusive, to engage [with] like-minded organizations around the world, and is focused on building the quantum supply chain that will allow quantum science to become quantum applications.”

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