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EaP PLUS Diaspora Workshop on quantum technologies discussed prospects for cooperation in Horizon 2020

The workshop took place on November 21 in Minsk, Belarus


  • Posted on: Dec 6, 2017
  • Belarus

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Tags: EaP PLUS project news, Horizon 2020, Researchers, scientific diaspora

On 21 November 2017 EaP PLUS hosted the International Scientific Diaspora Workshop on Quantum Correlations and their Application for Quantum Technologies in Minsk. The targeted audience for this workshop were Belarusian researchers working in the EU (so called scientific diaspora) and their local counterparts.

The workshop was one in a row of six events dedicated to the scientific diasporas of all six Eastern Partnership countries. EaP PLUS organised and organises this type of workshop in each of the six countries, aiming to contribute to the strengthening of links between local EaP researchers and their compatriots working in the EU and for promoting joint applications to HORIZON 2020.

Workshops alike took place in Armenia and Ukraine already.

The workshop was embedded in the program of the XV International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Link), and has united leading Belarusian researchers from universities, research centers and knowledge-intensive companies based in Germany, UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Armenia and Belarus.

Intensively discussed were the unprecedented opportunities for cooperation in quantum physics and quantum technology provided by the recently adopted HORIZON 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020.

Niches exist in ‘Future and Emerging Technologies’ and ‘ICT’ parts. Here, the primary interest of the participants was focused on the initiative of the European Commission on setting up a new FET FLAGSHIP on Quantum Technologies and possibilities to be involved in developing and implementing this initiative via partnerships in coordination and research actions respectively. Apart of that, the added value of “light” schemes, e.g. COST and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, have been analysed and discussed.

The workshop was organised by the Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Science and Technology (EaP PLUS partner in Belarus) and B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Related materials to the workshop are available via the link on this website.

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