EU Commission to exclude partner countries from quantum research

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The EU Commission wants to exclude third countries from some EU research areas such as space and quantum technology. In the view of the VDMA, however, companies need international cooperation.

The discussion about the strategic role of the EU and "technological sovereignty" has now also affected research policy: The Commission and member states are discussing whether researchers from non-EU states should be excluded in strategic areas - such as quantum research. This would not only affect the big technology competitors China or the USA, but also long-standing partners in EU research such as the UK, Switzerland or Israel.

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