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BIPM workshop on Quantum Technologies

The BIPM hosted a workshop focused on Accelerating the Adoption of Quantum Technologies through Measurements and Standards on 21-22 March 2024. The event convened keynote speakers and panelists from the CIPM, the broader metrology community, national industries, regional industrial consortia, and academia. Half of the 150 participants have joined online. The topics discussed included the metrology community's role in advancing emerging technologies such as quantum, the industrial needs for metrology and standardization dedicated to quantum applications, the NMI capabilities to meet those needs and the existing international collaborations among NMIs.

The workshop aimed to chart the course for a new CIPM initiative leveraging the collective expertise of NMIs and DIs to accelerate the development and adoption of quantum technologies. Specifically, it aimed to provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • share information on priority activities to support quantum technology development and adoption.
  • consider an initial strategy and framework for an ongoing quantum initiative, including industry engagement.
  • establish collaborative structures in quantum technology areas enabling NMIs and DIs to accelerate the development of best measurement practices.

A document compiling the key insights from the event will be published. This document will serve as the foundation for a white paper analysing the current state of play and proposing paths forward at the intersection of the metrology, industrial and standardization sectors.