Members of the International Council of Quantum Industry Associations invited to the 2023 G7 Meeting

June 26, 2023 – The European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C®), Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), the Quantum Strategic Alliance for Revolution (Q-STAR) presented their activities and perspectives on the growth of the global quantum industry in the frame of the G7 – Science and Technology Ministers’ Meeting in Japan.

Members of the International Council of Quantum Industry Associations (ICQIA) were invited to present news and perspectives on the global quantum industry before G7 – Science and Technology Ministers during the meeting on “Quantum Innovation for a Better Future”.

The four industry associations highlighted the future societal benefits of quantum technologies and encouraged G7 governments to work together to strengthen the global quantum market. Areas of common interest included standardization, intellectual property, and market access.

In addition, the four industry associations visited NanoTerasu, a new 3-GeV synchrotron radiation facility located at Tohoku University, learned about the latest quantum science and technology developments in Japan, and engaged with leaders of Japan’s quantum research and quantum industry community.

ICQIA is committed to fostering a strong and durable global commercial quantum sector. Members look forward to future international forums dedicated to the growth of the sector.


About QuIC

The European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) is a non-profit industry association, founded in 2021, dedicated to the growth of the commercial quantum technology sector. QuIC operates as a collaborative hub throughout Europe, bringing together hundreds of SMEs, large corporations, investors, research and technology organisations, and academic institutes, to build a strong, vibrant ecosystem. Together, members of the association address topics of common interest, such as standardisation, intellectual property, trade, and workforce development.

Today, QuIC is part of the coordination and support action of the Quantum Flagship – a European project, which aims to make Europe a dynamic and attractive region for innovative research, business, and investments in this field. More information:

QuIC Communications Team:


About QIC

Quantum Industry Canada (QIC) is a consortium of Canadian quantum technologies companies that includes developers of technologies for quantum computing, quantum communications and cryptography, quantum sensing and quantum-safe cryptography as well as companies developing applications of these technologies. For more information, contact us at, and follow @canada_quantum on Twitter. More information:

Angela Olano:


About Q-STAR

Q-STAR (Quantum STrategic industry Alliance for Revolution) was established in Japan in September 2021 to create new industries and business opportunities based on quantum technology. Its members come from a variety of industries, including startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations, and academic institutions. Q-STAR is determined to proactively collaborate with organizations in various fields around the world, transcending the boundaries of industries and companies, to collectively develop the quantum industry of the future. More information:

Nobushige Oguri:

Yukari Nishimura:


About QED-C

The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) is an industry-driven consortium managed by SRI International with the mission to enable and grow a robust quantum-based industry and related supply chain. QED-C is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce and its more than 200 members, including more than 150 corporations from across the quantum supply chain including component suppliers/manufacturers, software and hardware system developers, service providers and end-users. More information:

Amanda Tomasetti: