Christian Sarra-Bournet, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Institut quantique (IQ) of Université de Sherbrooke. Christian holds a Ph.D. degree in materials engineering from the Université Laval, Canada and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Université de Toulouse, France.


Québec, a Canadian province, is actively using all the policy levers at its disposal to lead in the quantum technology market. This perspective provides a case study of how federated states can use science diplomacy for emerging technologies.