Quantum technologies for Europe - Opportunities for economy and society

06-04-2016 14:45 - 17:00
European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) Yehudi Menuhin Space








  Read the blog post 'Quantum Technologies or how microscopic things can change our lives'


Draft Programme


  • 14:45     Welcome

                      Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA Chair

                      Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

  • 15:00     Setting the stage: A vision for Quantum Technologies in Europe

                      Henk Kamp, Minister for Economic Affairs of the Netherlands (Member States' perspective)

  • 15:15     Keynote speech (scientific perspective)

                      Alain Aspect, Augustin Fresnel Professor, Institut d’Optique Graduate School,

                      Université Paris-Saclay

  • 15:30     Keynote speech (industry perspective)

                      Paolo Bianco, Manager Global R&T Co-operation Engineering, Airbus

  • 15:45     Keynote speech (engineering perspective)

                      Leo Kouwenhoven, Scientific Director, QuTech, Delft

  • 16:00     Panel: Quantum Technologies: Potential impact on European economy and society

                      Moderator: Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA Chair

                      Patrizia Toia, MEP & ITRE Committee Vice-Chair

                      Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen, MEP & STOA Panel member

                      Trevor Cross, CTO, e2v

                      Tommaso Calarco, Director, IQST, ULM               

                      Kai Bongs, Director, UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors & Metrology

  • 16:45     Conclusions

                      Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, European Commission

  • 16:55     Final Remarks

                      Eva Kaili, MEP & STOA First Vice-Chair

  • 17:00 – 18:00 Drinks Reception (Brasserie JAN 3Q)