Israel Launches Quantum Technologies Development Consortium
Quantum Leap Made by Israel’s Quantum Technology Leaders
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+ Israel’s government, defense industries, and academic institutions will collaborate in quantum technologies. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Rafael, Accubeat, Ben-Gurion University, the Technion, the Weizmann Institute, the Hebrew University, Bar-Ilan University, and Ariel University have launched the Quantum Technologies Development Consortium. The organization will be part of a program of the Israel Innovation Authority at the Ministry of Economics and the Department of Weapon Development at the Israel Ministry of Defense (MAF’AT).
According to Harel Locker, IAI Chairman, “IAI’s products are and have been for dozens of years at the forefront of world technology. In order to maintain this situation in the future, we are investing in the development of quantum technology; This technology is considered revolutionary in the Physics Science, and it is only natural that IAI, as Israel’s largest, most technological industry, will operate in this field. Only last week, IAI demonstrated to the Israel Ministry of Defense a unique, quantum-based development designed for Israel’s security.
We believe that together with the quality consortium partners, we will lead Israel on its way to becoming a world power in quantum technologies.”
+ Within the framework of the consortium operation, quantum technologies will be developed in order to supply ground-breaking solutions for the civilian and security fields. The collaboration between the government, academy, and the business sector serves as an advantage vis-a-vis the foreign competitor companies in the field, and will establish Israel’s position as a leader in quantum technology. The success of the consortium companies in developing innovative technologies will considerably increase the development and manufacturing in Israel and the activity in the quantum field, according to the IAI announcement.
+ The quantum sensing field is an innovative field focusing on Applied Physics. The quantum science and technology encompass several subjects, the major ones being: Quantum computing, quantum communications and encryption, and advanced sensors.
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