Jean-Christian Lemay, Ph.D., is the Research and Innovation Attaché at the Québec Government Office in London, where he facilitates collaboration in science and innovation with the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic countries. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Université Laval. 


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. 


Based on their experience and those of colleagues as part of science attaché networks, the authors aim to start a conversation about the roles and responsibilities of these networks during the crisis and the recovery period.