BIPM Workshop on Accelerating the adoption of Quantum Technologies
through Measurements and Standards

21st and 22nd March 2024
BIPM, Sèvres


Standards play a critical role in establishing a market for emerging technologies such as quantum. The National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Designated Institutes (DIs) of Member States, through their expertise and historical ties to industry and standards development organizations, are well positioned to inform the standardization process through sound science, and to connect the research and commercial communities.

This workshop will set the direction for a new CIPM initiative that will leverage the combined expertise of the NMIs and DIs to accelerate the development and adoption of quantum technologies through coordinated development and sharing of measurement “best practices” in support of future standardization.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for strategic leaders from NMIs and DIs to:

  • Share information on priority activities to support quantum technology development and adoption.
  • Agree on an initial strategy and framework for an ongoing quantum initiative, including industry engagement.
  • Establish potential task groups in quantum technology areas where NMIs and DIs are willing to collaborate to accelerate the development of best measurement practices.

Participation per Member State may be limited to one or two attendees from each institute to facilitate equitable representation of all interested in participating.

Further details about the workshop will be published in September and registration will open.

Organizing Committee

JT Janssen (Chair)


Barbara Goldstein


Jan Herrmann


Nobu-Hisa Kaneko


Tim Prior


Kevin Thomson


Nicolas Spethmann


Pierre Gournay (Secretary)