Ireland has a highly interconnected quantum community with capabilities and strengths across the full quantum stack. Coupled to this is the presence of many of the world’s largest quantum technology enterprises in Ireland. Coordinating these strengths under the "Quantum 2030. A National Quantum Technologies Strategy for Ireland" is now summarised as an ambitious vision by 2030 to make Ireland an internationally competitive hub in quantum technologies at the forefront of scientific and engineering advances, through research, talent, collaboration and innovation.
There are four distinct pillars to the strategy with an additional, entangled pillar that interacts with all four pillars. Notably, this strategy recognises the importance of fundamental research in broad quantum and related science and engineering with an increasing focus specifically on quantum technologies as one moves across the pillars.
- Pillar 1: Excellent fundamental and applied quantum research
- Pillar 2: Top science and engineering talent
- Pillar 3: National and international collaboration
- Pillar 4: Innovation, entrepreneurship and economic competitiveness
- Pillar 5: Building awareness of quantum technologies and real-world benefits