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The 'Quantum Technologies' acceleration PEPR

The Priority Quantum Research Programme and Equipment represents the upstream part of the national acceleration strategy dedicated to quantum technologies announced in January 2021. Its objective is to support research ranging from fundamental research to proof of concept (approximately TRLs 1 to 4). The French State is strongly committed to developing quantum technologies for reasons linked to national and European sovereignty. The aim of this is for France to compete at the highest international level in both science and industry in this field and above all to provide France and Europe with their own solutions to guarantee their independence in this key sphere.
Currently, the programme has been structured around 10 targeted projects. The first call for projects on the theme of 'quantum computing in flight' was launched in February 2022. Other more generic calls involving breakthrough concepts and talents will be launched soon.