QBN and EPIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Quantum Business Network (QBN) and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) signed a collaboration agreement in September 2021 to strengthen the quantum technologies and photonics industry.

With an aim of bringing cooperation and, ultimately, support the development of an efficient and sustainable industry both parties will collaborate in particular to increase industry endorsement of standards and stimulate and assist future cooperation of their members.

“Being EPIC the industry association representing the most Quantum technology suppliers, the partnership with Quantum Business Network will provide further business acceleration and technological advancement through additional industry collaborations in the field of quantum technologies.“ states Carlos Lee, Director General at EPIC.

Having EPIC on board as a partner offers QBN members the opportunity to build collaborations and partnerships with key players in the European photonics industry. At the same time, cross-cluster collaboration promotes the international competitiveness of the European quantum technology and photonics ecosystem and the development of a strong quantum industry.” said Johannes Verst, CEO at QBN.

About QBN

The Quantum Business Network (QBN), a member-driven innovation network founded in 2020 is building a strong quantum industry in Europe by promoting networking, business creation and the development of organizations working in the field of quantum technologies and its value chains. Gathering after one year more than 30 members worldwide ranging from large corporates through SMEs and startups to RTOs, universities and ministries, QBN provides its members with business acceleration and technological advancement through industry collaborations, tailored hands-on support and a trust-based environment for knowledge exchange and technology transfer. The QBN team puts its global network, deep market insights and experience in company and ecosystem building for the good of quantum technologies’ future.


About EPIC

EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) promotes the sustainable development of organizations working in the field of photonics in Europe. EPIC, the world-leading and largest industry association, represents over 730 companies. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, supports EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, pavilions at exhibitions.


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