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Tyndall QCEC Launch Event

Tyndall have been at the forefront of quantum technology research in Ireland for 10 years and we are home to the greatest concentration of quantum researchers in Ireland.

We are pleased that Minister Simon Harris T.D., the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, will formally launch the new Tyndall Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) and ambitious quantum vision and programme.

Virtual Conference Details

Date: May 13th

Time: 2.30-4pm


What to expect:

The virtual event will bring together global thought leaders from industry and research who will share their perspectives on why Quantum Technology and Quantum Computer Engineering in particular, are attracting so much interest internationally and what this means for Ireland.

The launch of Tyndall QCEC will also feature insightful contributions from many organisations, agencies and partners across Ireland’s quantum ecosystem, including IDA and Science Foundation Ireland.

Tyndall quantum leaders will reveal for the first time their vision and programme blueprint from 2021 to 2025.

Confirmed Speakers

William Scanlon

CEO, Tyndall National Institute        

John O’Halloran

Interim President of University College Cork

J.C. Seamus Davis

University College Cork and Oxford University

James Clark

Director of Quantum Hardware, Intel Corporation, USA

Ruoyi Zhou

Director of IBM Research – Ireland

Tommaso Calarco

Chair, European Quantum Community Network

Giorgos Fagas

Head of EU Programmes/CMOS++ Programme Lead

Dominic O’Brien

QCS Hub Director, The UK Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation: science, engineering and innovation

Lynette Keeney

Senior Researcher and Royal Society/Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover more about Tyndall’s exciting new chapter and vision as we embrace the next Quantum Revolution.


This is a milestone step that will guide Ireland towards becoming the best place in the world to realise quantum computer engineering technologies, systems and applications. Building on the publication of our paper in 2019 “Positioning Ireland for the quantum opportunity”, which led to the establishment of a National Forum, endorsed by Science Foundation Ireland, this new centre will significantly leverage the Irish deep-tech industrial base and strong innovation culture.