Statement by the United States and Sweden on Cooperation in Quantum Information Science and Technology
The text of the following joint statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Sweden on the occasion of a meeting on April 8 at the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research.
The United States of America and Sweden,
Recognizing that science, technology and innovation have enabled transformative capabilities across multiple sectors, from energy to health and communications to transportation, and that the foundation of this progress is the global research enterprise and its constant creation of new knowledge, understandings and ideas;
Appreciating that Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) is revolutionizing both our understanding of fundamental phenomena as well as the development of powerful computers, rapid communication, and sensors with precision, accuracy, and unprecedented ;
Understand that the emergence of these robust technologies depends on an intensive effort to expand theoretical and practical understandings of QIST and to develop new tools for characterization, validation and verification purposes; and
Recognizing that international partnerships are essential to combine the expertise, ingenuity and creativity of our countries to expand our fundamental understanding of QIST and thus accelerate the realization of new technologies for the benefit of humanity.
The United States of America and Sweden intend to harness the spirit of science, technology, and innovation to continue the cooperation and mutual respect it brings, and to promote QIST , including but not limited to quantum computing, quantum networks and quantum sensing, which underpin the development of society and industry.
We intend to advance this agenda by:
- Engage in good faith cooperation based on our common principles, including freedom of investigation, openness, transparency, honesty, fairness, fair competition, objectivity and democratic values.
- Commit to building inclusive scientific research communities and tackling cross-cutting issues of common concern such as equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, so that everyone can fully participate and have an equal chance of succeeding.
- Collaborate in venues such as workshops, seminars and conferences to discuss and recognize research progress in QIST, which in turn will lead to the identification of overlapping interests and opportunities for cooperation future scientist.
- Promote ways to encourage a respectful and inclusive research environment, facilitate multidisciplinary research, and openly share research methodologies, infrastructure, and data where appropriate.
- Enable 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 industry players. enterprise security, to develop the future QIST market based on shared principles of engagement.
- Support the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers needed to expand the field, which could include personnel exchanges.
- Take advantage of regular multilateral opportunities to discuss QIST issues of international importance and respective policy issues.
- Explore other potential activities to be decided by participating countries.
We confirm our intention that the cooperation permitted by this statement be consistent with the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, and that the terms of the S&T Agreement and related agreements govern such cooperation.
Taking into account that QIST ecosystems will rely on close international relations and collaboration with partners, we intend to focus on cooperation in QIST as outlined in this vision for the mutual benefit of participating countries and continue to strengthen scientific cooperation under our respective leaderships.
The joint declaration will enable both countries to leverage their strengths in QIST to pursue innovative research, develop the future market and necessary supply chain, and develop the next generation of skills and talents.
Erik D. Ramanathan, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, signed the joint statement in Stockholm for the United States.
Anna Ekström, Minister of Education at the Ministry of Education and Research, signed the joint declaration for Sweden.