Japan-EU Joint Workshop on Advanced Quantum Technology for Future Innovation


Due to our growing ability to manipulate quantum effects in customized systems and materials, the second quantum revolution will soon be realized, unfolding worldwide and bringing transformative advances to science, economy and society. Last year, the European commission has launched the Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship to consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in this research area, to kick-start a competitive European industry in Quantum Technologies and to make Europe a dynamic and attractive region for innovative research, business and investments in this field. Meanwhile, Japan has also recognized the significance of QT and funded mainly fundamental research projects of QTs since 2016 through CREST which is one of the major strategic basic research programs of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to promote research and development: “creation of new sources” to explore physics for quantum state control and develop pertinent technologies and “creation of innovative system functions” to provide quantum technologies for social and industrial innovation in the future. This joint workshop is organized by JST, in cooperation with the coordination action on quantum technologies established by the European Commission in the frame of the European Quantum Flagship.

The workshop aims to share the knowledge from cutting-edge QT research by distinguished researchers from both sides, discuss the beneficial research areas from complemental viewpoints toward developing the basis of QT research and make the chance to collaborate through face to face communication.

Joint sessions, with forefront Japanese and European speakers, will display ongoing research on quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum optics, sensing and imaging. In addition, selected Japanese and European young researchers will present their own research work.

Last, an opened discussion will allow the participants to highlight the most desirable areas for Japan-Europe cooperation in quantum technologies.

Held at Sorbonne University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris (France), on Sept. 3-4, 2018. Scientists of QTs, as well as those of related research agencies and policy makers are highly welcomed.

The Japan-EU Joint Workshop on Advanced Quantum Technology for Future Innovation is a satellite event of QTech 2018, a major Quantum Technology International Conference (Paris, sept. 5-7, 2018).

The attendance at the workshop is free but a registration is required.


Richard Weinshilboum PEMED 2018

Prof. Yasuhiko Arakawa

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Richard Weinshilboum PEMED 2018

Dr. Yves Samson

CEA, France

Richard Weinshilboum PEMED 2018

Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch

Saarland University, Germany


Schedule overview

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM                         
  • 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM                         
  • 1:55 PM - 2:35 PM                         
  • 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM                         
  • 3:35 PM - 4:00 PM                         
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM                         
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM                         

Monday, September 3

  • Registration
  • Opening Session
  • Overview of National/EU Projects on Quantum Technologies in EU and Japan
  • Quantum Computing I
  • Coffee Break
  • Quantum Communication and Sensing
  • Reception

Schedule overview

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM                         
  • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM                         
  • 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM                         
  • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM                         
  • 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM                         
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM                         
  • 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM                         
  • 3:25 PM - 4:40 PM                         
  • 4:40 PM - 4:50 PM                         

Tuesday, September 4

  • Registration
  • Quantum Computing II
  • Coffee Break
  • Quantum Simulation
  • Lunch
  • Presentation by Young Researchers
  • Coffee Break
  • Summary Discussion
  • Closing session


Sorbonne University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris




If you have any question regarding this workshop, please contact us at qtech2018@premc.org