Nicolas Godbout, Ing., Ph.D., is Director of the Department of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montréal and Director of INTRIQ (Institut transdisciplinaire d’information quantique). He also pursues research and development of photonics technologies.


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.