Welcome to the European Quantum Week. On Monday, there will be an institutional opening session directed to the general public. This session will include talks by members of the Quantum Flagship, the European, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and industry. It will aim to give an overview of the current status of the European Quantum Flagship initiative and the expected future impact.

This session will run from 12:00 to 15:15h (CET).

Q&A sessions

Please follow the instructions for Q&A sessions during the Monday Agenda. The Q&A sessions will be conducted through

Instructions to participate:

  • From your desk/laptop = enter
  • From your mobile = scan the QRcode
  • Enter Event Code #EQW2020
  • Answer the Polls
  • Ask questions for the speakers
  • Give a like to your favorite questions to rank them higher in the list
12.02 – 12.05


This session will be moderated by Markus Wilkens.

12:10 -13:00
Fireside Chats and Keynote Presentations

Fireside Chat

with Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche


European approach to the Quantum Challenge – Khalil Rouhana, European Commission

Interview: European Quantum Flagship Initiative

Jürgen Mlynek & Jaya Baloo



Online Poll for the audience

Round Table

Participants of the Round Table:

  1. Khalil Rouhana,
    Deputy Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  2. Herbert Zeisel,
    Deputy Director General “Research for Digital Transformation and Innovation” at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – Germany
  3. Jaya Baloo,
    Vice Chair, Quantum Flagship Strategic Advisory Board & Chief Information Security Officer, Avast
  4. Tommaso Calarco,
    Chair Quantum Community Network and the Quantum Industry Consortium (QuiC), Forschungszentrum Jülich
  5. Thierry Botter,
    Head of Airbus Blue Sky & Deputy-Head of Central R&T, Airbus

Q&A from the audience

14:15 – 15:15
State of Play

Progress on Quantum Flagship projects

Speakers: Thierry Debuisschert,
Thales Research & Technology; Quantum Flagship Science and Engineering Board


Education in Quantum Technology

Chiara Macchiavello,
University of Pavia
Jacob Sherson,
Aarhus University,
Rainer Müller,
Technical University Braunschweig


International Cooperation

Speaker: Philippe Chomaz,
Executive Scientific Director, CEA


Past conferences

Quantum Simulations