The Canadian Quantum Technologies Mission held from March 18th to March 21st in hashtagParis not only catalyzed innovation but has also strengthened international partnerships! In keynote speeches, panel discussions and engaging networking sessions, leading minds and innovators exchanged ideas and fostered opportunities for co-development.

Key Highlights:

Day 1 emphasized the introduction to the French Quantum Ecosystem, and Canada’s involvement in co-innovation projects. Notably highlighted was Mitacs‘ pivotal role in Canada’s Quantum Strategy and its strategic partnerships with France.

On Day 2, we visited Les Maisons du Quantique and Le Lab Quantique at STATION F, where discussions centered around Canada’s National Quantum Strategy and initiatives by National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada and Xecs_Eureka. The day also featured a pitch session by representatives from BioAro Inc., Castor Optics, evolutionQ, Nord Quantique, Q-Block Computing Inc., Qubic Technologies, SBQuantum, softwareQ Inc and Makila AI. Networking sessions and B2B meetings further strengthened collaboration prospects.

The tour continued on Day 3, with visits to La French Tech Paris-Saclay, offering insights into the tech ecosystem along with visits to CNRS, C2N – Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies and EDF to explore quantum’s innovative applications, particularly in energy. The day concluded with a visit to Quandela, highlighting the groundbreaking developments by French Quantum startups.

Day 4 marked the end of the mission at Hello Tomorrow, with an opportunity to engage with a diverse network of deep tech innovators.

Special thanks to the Embassy of Canada in France | Ambassade du Canada en France, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada, and its French partners for their hospitality and for hosting this engaging mission.

Thank you Thierry Weissenburger, Jacques-Henri Gagnon, Eric Holdrinet, Jean-Luc Hébert, Michael Rosenblatt, and Martin Brazeau for their exemplary leadership and dedication.

Stay tuned for further updates on our progress and upcoming initiatives!

Picture credits : FrenchTech Paris Saclay and La maison du quantique.