Basque Government and Provincial Councils will invest 120 million until 2028 in quantum technologies
The Lehendakari thanked the multinational IBM for selecting the Basque Country as a node in the quantum computing network.
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The lehendakari, Inigo Urkulluhas presented an agreement with the multinational IBM to install in Donostia / San Sebastián one of the six latest-generation quantum computers in the world after Canada, South Korea, the United States, Japan and Germany.
Urkullu stressed that the Basque Country will actively collaborate with the network of quantum computing nodes and will contribute all its knowledge to continue developing this technology.
In the presentation this morning in Tabakalera, along with the lehendakari, the Minister of Education, Jokin Bildarratz, and the general deputies of Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa also participated.
In his speech, Urkullu acknowledged that it is “very risky to say what future quantum computers will bring us.” In any case, he stated that we must be prepared for the future and “be in a good starting position when the situation requires it.”
Today’s event has also served for the presentation of the Basque Quantum alliance, a project that foresees a direct investment of more than 120 million euros until 2028. Among the most notable actions are a new Ikerbasque center, a new DIPC center, new laboratories research, IBM-Euskadi Quantum Center,
program to attract international research projects and centers, reinforcement of educational programs and talent attraction, and promotion of public and private innovation associated with quantum in southern Europe.
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