Lysanne Picard is an International Affairs Advisor at the Québec Ministry of Economy and Innovation. She works to foster collaborations between the province’s innovation ecosystem and potential international partners. She holds a MSc in International Relations from the Université du Québec à Montréal.


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.