Ireland has set a “whole-of-government policy goal” to establish a competitive global hub in quantum technologies by 2030. This goal is outlined in Ireland’s first national strategy for quantum technologies, Quantum 2030. The strategy aims to focus the efforts of Ireland’s quantum technologies community on areas of emerging growth in quantum technologies, where Ireland can achieve a competitive advantage.
The field of quantum computing, which uses the principles of quantum theory to explain the behavior of energy and material on the atomic and subatomic levels, is a key focus of Quantum 2030. The strategy aims to position Ireland as a competitive player in the global quantum technologies market by leveraging its strengths in this area.
Quantum computing has significant potential applications in various fields such as cryptography, drug discovery, and materials science. With its advanced research capabilities and skilled workforce, Ireland is well-positioned to become a leading player in this rapidly growing field. The country’s commitment to investing in research and development in this area will be crucial in achieving its goal of becoming a global hub for quantum technologies by 2030.