The federal government has unveiled its National Quantum Strategy (NQS), which is meant to support the growth of Canada’s quantum science and technology ecosystem.
According to the Government of Canada, NQS will focus on building on Canada’s strength in quantum research, growing the nation’s quantum-ready technologies, companies and talent, and solidifying the country’s global leadership in the space.
The federal government first shared plans to create a quantum strategy in Budget 2021, allocating $360 million CAD in funding over seven years towards its design and delivery.
The Government of Canada introduced NQS at The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, a Kitchener-Waterloo quantum hub. During his remarks, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry François-Philippe Champagne said he believes that quantum will be “an engine for growth” in the country.
“Let’s be ambitious, let’s seize the moment, and let’s make sure that the future of quantum technology starts right here in Canada,” added Champagne.
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