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The International Symposium on Quantum Science, Technology, and Innovation 2021 (Quantum Innovation 2021)

Quantum Innovation 2021 Poster

It is our pleasure to invite all of you, scientists, engineers, academicians, young researchers, business delegates and students, from all over the world to attend Quantum Innovation 2021, the International Symposium on Quantum Science, Technology, and Innovation, to be held on 7-9 December 2021 as Virtual Conference organized and served commemorating the birth of the Quantum Technology Innovation Hubs (QIH). The aim of Quantum Innovation 2021 is to bring together, a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and engineers to present and exchange breaking-through ideas related to quantum technologies.
The topics of the meeting cover broad aspects of quantum technology including quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum cryptography and quantum communication with a focus on the latest outstanding achievements in the field of quantum technology and its future trends and needs. We welcome you to Quantum Innovation 2021 and look forward to your participation in the meeting with distinguished speakers from different countries around the world sharing new and exciting results and promoting collaborations in Quantum Technology.

Date Dec 7 – 9, 2021 [JST]

7 Dec (Tue.)

Plenary Sessions
Welcome from Organizing Committee and Hosting Ministries, Plenary Talks, Keynote Speeches

8 Dec (Wed.) - 9 Dec (Thu.)

Quantum Computing Track
Quantum Computing with Atoms and Ions, Superconducting Quantum Computers (QC), Photonic QC,Young Researcher Session, Quantum Simulations, Semiconductor QC, Quantum Annealing Toward FTQC(Tutorial), Beyond NISQ/Toward FTQC Panel Discussion, Quantum Architechture, Quantum Algorithms, NISQ Algorithms, Quantum Algorithms for Chemistry
Quantum Sensing Track
Solid-State Quantum Sensors, Quantum Sensors for Life Sciences, Quantum Sensors and Quantum Life Sciences, Atom Interferometer, Cold Atom, Atomic/Ion Clocks, Short Presentations by Young Researchers
*8th Dec Sessions are a joint-program with The 4th IFQMS (The 4th International Forum on Quantum Metrology and Sensing).
Quantum Cryptography & Communication Track
Quantum Internet, Quantum Cryptography (Up-to-date Technologies of Field and Satellite QKDs), Challenges for Quantum Technology Platform (QKD Networks, Satellite QKD and their integration), Industry Panel, Young Researcher Session
**CC-04 on 8th and CC-05, CC-06 on 9th Dec are supported by SIP (cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation promotion Program).
Partiicipants Researchers, engineers, business delegates, policy makers, administrators, students and media. All participants are required to register in advance.
Venue Symposium is held on-line.
Language English
Registration Fee Registration is free of charge.
Official and Registration site Quantum Innovation 2021
Symposium Sponsors
  • The Cabinet Office Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST)
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
  • Osaka University
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
Symposium Supporters
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (planning)
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • National Institute for Material Science (NIMS)
  • The University of Tokyo
Contact RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing
Email: quantum_info [at] ml.riken.jp

Organization Committee


General Chair

  • Yasunobu Nakamura, RIKEN

Track Chairs

  • Masahiro Kitagawa, Osaka University (Quantum Computing):
  • Akinari Yokoya, QST (Quantum Sensing)
  • Masahide Sasaki, NICT (Quantum Cryptography & Communication)

Committee Members

  • Takayuki Iwasaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Keisuke Fujii, Osaka University
  • Mikio Fujiwara, NICT
  • Takuya Hirano, Gakushuin University
  • Hiroshi Imai, The University of Tokyo
  • Takashi Kuroda, NIMS
  • Takahiro Mori, AIST
  • Takashi Mukaiyama, Osaka University
  • Kae Nemoto, NII
  • Tadashi Sakai, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Masahiro Takeoka, Keio University
  • Shu Tanaka, Keio University
  • Seiichiro Tani, NTT
  • Yoshimichi Tanizawa, Toshiba
  • Akihisa Tomita, Hokkaido University
  • Rodney Van Meter, Keio University