Kick-off of new CEN/CENELEC JTC 22 “Quantum Technologies” .

Berlin, March 9 and 10. At the mentioned date the first meeting of the newly founded CEN/CENELEC Joint Technical Committee JTC 22 will take place in Berlin. It will be hosted by the German DIN who were allocated with its secretariat. JTC 22 will address quantum technologies standardisation on a European level (EU 27 plus 7 European countries, which are not in the EU, see (1) below) and will address all aspects of quantum technologies. Thus, the current proposal, which finally needs to be decided at the Berlin meeting, includes the following five working groups: SAG “Strategy group for quantum standardization”, WG1 “Enabling technologies”, WG2 “Quantum metrology, sensing and enhanced imaging”, WG3 “Quantum computing and simulation, WG4 “Quantum communication and cryptography. WGs 2-4 represent the grid of the European Quantum Technologies Flagship, which was launched by the European Commission in 2018 in order to support European excellence in quantum technologies science and engineering, and also especially the creation of a significant European quantum technology industry on a 10-year timescale with up to € 1Bn. Participants in the newly founded JTC22 will be delegated by the national standardisation bodies of the participating countries, which have set up so-called national mirror committees for that purpose. Should you and your organisations be interested to participate in the newly founded JTC22, you need to contact your respective national standards body.

(1) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.