France, Netherlands and Austria lead EU quantum innovators pack

04 Jun 2024 | News

A data overview of the Europe’s best performing research organisations in quantum funding competitions

Quantum computer. Photo credits: Marko Aliaksandr / BigStock

Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing at breakneck pace, with the EU struggling to keep up with the regulatory, competitive and economic implications. But quantum computing is one technology which has the potential to speed up the development of AI where the EU might have the upper hand.

According to data analysed by Science|Business, France, the Netherlands, and Austria are hotspots in the field. Quantum computing is promising to transform a range of other technologies, including AI, and leading organisations in these three countries are preparing for the new wave.

The French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) tops the pack, winning around €40 million from Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, followed by the Technical University of Delft, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic…