The Quantum Technology Innovation Hubs were inaugurated
in February 2021 based on the National Quantum Technology
Regarding quantum technology, from the perspectives of further increasing the depth of research and human resources that have been accumulated over many years at Japanese universities and research institutes, and of ensuring the diversity of basic research, it is important for the national government to enhance and strengthen continuous support for a wide range of research at institutions.
In addition, from the perspective of securing and strengthening international competitiveness, centering on the technological fields in which Japan retains its strengths and competitiveness, human resources and technologies should be gathered according to the characteristics of the technology. It is extremely important to form hubs where industry, academia and government can collaborate together on open innovation, all through on basic research, technical demonstration, intellectual property management and human resource development, etc. As such international research and development hubs, a new “Quantum Technology Innovation Hubs (International Hubs)" should be established.
The hubs will bring together excellent researchers and engineers from Japan and overseas, centered on national research institutes and universities,attract active investment from companies, etc., and organize collaboration between universities and companies. At the same time, we will develop and build their roles to play as a core for developing human resources in quantum technology field that will lead the future by coordinating connections among multiple universities and graduate schools.（Quantum Technology Innovation Strategy, 21 January 2020, Integrated Innovation Strategy Promotion Council, an informal and tentative translation)
From the perspective of strengthening industrial competitiveness, economic security, quantum technology use, and international competitiveness, we will strengthen Quantum Technology Innovation Hubs by strengthening their functions and establishing new hubs.（Quantum Future Society Vision, 22 April 2022, Integrated Innovation Strategy Promotion Council, an informal and tentative translation)