In a go to to Copenhagen on Friday (29 September 2023), NATO Secretary Basic Jens Stoltenberg known as for the event of a transatlantic quantum group, harnessing the ability of this crucial know-how for our safety. In a joint assertion with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, the 2 leaders underscored the significance of nearer collaboration amongst public, personal and educational sectors, and the acceleration of accountable innovation.
Talking alongside Prime Minister Frederiksen on the Copenhagen Quantum Convention 2023, Mr Stoltenberg mentioned: “NATO has at all times tailored to and adopted new applied sciences to maintain our folks protected”. He added: “with the speedy unfold of disruptive applied sciences, we should adapt additional and quicker than ever earlier than, together with within the discipline of quantum…. We’d like to verify these applied sciences work for us – not in opposition to us.” He additional praised Denmark for being “a driving pressure behind NATO’s innovation agenda, and a frontrunner within the discipline on quantum applied sciences in Europe.
The Secretary Basic confirmed that NATO can have developed a quantum technique by the top of this yr, to make sure the Alliance is “quantum-ready” and “in a position to combine the precise applied sciences into our capabilities and defend in opposition to adversarial use.”
Later within the day, the Secretary Basic opened the brand new NATO accelerator website “Deep Tech Lab – Quantum” along with the Danish Minister of Defence, Troels Lund Poulsen; the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Monetary Affairs, Morten Bødskov; and the Minister of Larger Schooling and Science, Christina Egelund. The Lab will assist start-ups from throughout the Alliance commercialise quantum-enabled options, as a part of NATO’s new Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA).
DIANA consists of a community of take a look at facilities and accelerator websites throughout NATO nations, the place innovators develop new applied sciences to unravel urgent safety challenges. The Deep Tech Lab – Quantum in Copenhagen is considered one of 5 pilot accelerator websites launched in 2023