Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach used to describe scientific research and technological developement processes that take into account effects and potential impacts on the environment and society.

QuantERA raises awareness on potential RRI issues with regards to Quantum Technologies (QT) scientific community and the public at large and to develop a framework on RRI implications for this field. As a relatively new, emerging technology, the QT field still has to go through the social and regulatory development that other groundbreaking areas have already gone through and therefore faces considerable uncertainty in its impacts.

We aim at drawing attention to the capabilities of QT and the resulting opportunities and threats. Therefore, it is envisaged that the resources, such as case studies and links to relevant events and opportunities for wider engagement, will be made publicly available on the QuantERA website and will influence the initiative's overall communication plan.

The Quantera Consortium has already elaborated a guideline  for Responsible Research and Innovation in proposals to QuantERA: Guidelines in Responsible Research and Innovation in QT

Main contacts:

  • Joel Groeneveld (FNRS), e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Florence Quist (FNRS), e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Coordination office, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.