Government of Canada shares results of public consultations on the future of quantum technology in Canada 

Quantum science is leading the way in finding solutions to some of the most complex problems in communications, computing, health care, navigation and other key areas.
To help support growth in Canada’s quantum sector and to provide leadership in this emerging domain, the Government of Canada recognizes the need for a National Quantum Strategy, as outlined in Budget 2021.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, released a report on the results of public consultations undertaken last year that will help to shape the National Quantum Strategy.
The report highlights an overarching message from stakeholders that actions need to be actively pursued across all fronts, including on research, talent, commercialization, security and on the global stage.
It also highlights the necessity of domestic and international collaboration, the importance of improved communications and engagement, the need to recruit and retain top talent, and the urgency to lay the groundwork for quantum security, among other key findings.
The report was informed by a series of roundtables held by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) from July to October 2021. The roundtables provided valuable insights from stakeholders in Canada’s quantum research and business communities on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector
In order to reach as many Canadians as possible, ISED also gathered feedback through an online survey on the National Quantum Strategy website.
The Government of Canada will continue to collaborate closely with Canada’s quantum community to develop the National Quantum Strategy.

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