Joint statement by the United States and Denmark on cooperation in quantum information science and technology

The text of the next joint statement was published by the governments of the United States of America and Denmark.

Initial text:

The United States of America and Denmark,

  • Recognizing that science, technology and innovation have enabled transformative capabilities in many sectors, from energy to health and communications to transport, and that the basis for this progress is the global research enterprise and its continuous creation of new knowledge, understanding and insights;
  • Appreciating that Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) is revolutionizing both our understanding of fundamental phenomena and the development of powerful computers, secure and fast communication, and sensors with unprecedented precision, accuracy, and modality;
  • Understanding that the emergence of such robust technologies depends on intensive efforts to broaden theoretical and practical understandings of QIST and to develop new tools for characterization, validation and verification; and
  • Recognizing that international partnerships are key to combining the experience, ingenuity and creativity of our countries in order to broaden our fundamental understanding of QIST and thus accelerate the implementation of new technologies for the benefit of humanity.

The United States and Denmark intend to harness the spirit of science, technology and innovation to pursue the cooperation and mutual respect it provides, and to promote QIST, including but not limited to quantum computing, quantum networks and quantum sensors. the development of society and industry.

We intend to develop this agenda using the following approach:

Creating a vital ecosystem for QIST Research and Development through:

  • To start a bona fide cooperation based on our shared principles, including freedom of investigation, openness, transparency, fairness, fairness, fair competition, objectivity, protection and enforcement of intellectual property and democratic values.
  • Commit to creating inclusive research communities and tackling cross-cutting issues of common interest such as equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, so that everyone can participate fully and have equal opportunities for success.
  • Collaborate in places such as seminars, seminars and conferences to bring together government, academia and industry stakeholders to discuss and understand the progress of QIST research and to identify specific areas of mutual interest for current and future scientific cooperation.
  • Use existing collaborative platforms that create opportunities for academic institutions, industrial consortia, large laboratories and stakeholders in our global science and innovation community.
  • Encourage dialogue to promote networking for cooperation and the sharing of QIST-related methodologies, infrastructure and data, on a voluntary and mutually agreed basis, for education, training, research, development and basic science.
  • Support the development of a respectful and inclusive research environment and the next generation of scientists and engineers needed to expand the field by building skills and relationships for students and professionals through exchange opportunities and other potential mechanisms.
  • Explore opportunities for other activities to be considered by the participating countries

Supporting ways to cultivate QIST for commercial and social impact through:

  • Recognizing the industry’s capacity to innovate and accelerate breakthroughs in quantum information science and technology through commercialization and investment that foster the adoption of quantum technologies for shared economic prosperity and security.
  • Provide opportunities to build a trusted global market and supply chain for QIST R&D and support economic growth by engaging stakeholders, including industry consortia, research leaders, policy makers and business security stakeholders, to develop the future market of QIST based on the principles of shared engagement.
  • Facilitate an ongoing dialogue with relevant academic, private and government stakeholders on the responsible development and deployment of quantum technologies to deliver practical benefits to our citizens, economies and security.
  • Use multilateral opportunities to promote policy dialogues and discuss QIST issues of international importance, including, but not limited to, building a safe and inclusive research environment and seeking ways to address regulatory, standardization and certification needs in areas where they can to apply quantum technologies such as energy, health and cybersecurity.
  • Given that QIST’s ecosystems will rely on close international links and cooperation with partners, as the solutions that need to be developed are at a scale where no company or nation can develop all the components alone.
  • Appreciating cooperation in quantum research, technological development and innovation to deepen our bonds of friendship and understanding, strengthen our economies and contribute to global scientific and technological knowledge.

We reaffirm our understanding that the cooperation activated by this Declaration is in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark on Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed in Copenhagen on 15 September 2009 and that the terms of the Agreement S&T and related agreements govern this cooperation.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.quantum.gov/the-united-states-and-denmark-take-steps-to-strengthen-quantum-cooperation

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