Ireland has recently unveiled its first national strategy for quantum technologies, known as Quantum 2030. The goal of this strategy is to establish Ireland as a competitive global hub for quantum technologies by the year 2030. To achieve this, the strategy will require a coordinated effort from Ireland’s quantum technologies community to focus on areas of emerging growth in quantum technologies where the country can gain a competitive advantage.
One key area of focus for the Quantum 2030 strategy is quantum computing, a branch of computer science that uses the principles of quantum theory to explain the behavior of energy and material on the atomic and subatomic levels. By investing in this area, Ireland aims to position itself as a leader in the development and implementation of cutting-edge quantum computing technologies, giving it a competitive edge in the global marketplace.
The national strategy for quantum technologies also seeks to harness the potential of other emerging areas of growth in quantum technologies, such as quantum cryptography, which uses mathematical principles to secure communication over long distances, and quantum simulation, which can be used to model complex systems and predict their behavior. By focusing on these areas and leveraging Ireland’s existing strengths in research and development, the country aims to establish itself as a major player in the global quantum technologies market.
Overall, Quantum 2030 represents an ambitious goal for Ireland’squantum technologies community. However, with its strong focus on emerging areas of growth and its commitment to investing in cutting-edge research and development, it is well positioned to achieve this goal by 2030.