Nicolas Doiron-Leyraud, Ph.D., is an advisor on quantum technologies at Quebec government’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation. Prior to that, he worked as a research scientist in the field of quantum materials. Nicolas completed his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Cambridge.


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.