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South Korea explores global future of quantum technology at annual event

63 companies and organizations from 11 countries participated in the Quantum Korea 2024 exhibition on June 27. Photo by Minkyung Shin, The Readable

by Minkyung Shin

Jun. 27, 2024
10:15 PM GMT+9

Ilsan, South Korea―South Korean research institutions hosted an event aimed at exploring the future of quantum security, computing, and sensing.

Quantum Korea 2024 is a global event bringing together international quantum-related companies, researchers, and government organizations to discuss the latest trends in quantum technology innovation. This year marked the second convening of the event, which was held from June 25 to 27 in Ilsan, South Korea.

The event’s theme, “Quantum Connect,” emphasized the integration of quantum principles into everyday thinking, feeling, and communication. Key topics included quantum sensing, quantum computing, and quantum networking, with all topics highlighting various aspects of quantum technology.

The event was hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea in collaboration with the Quantum Korea 2024 Organizing Committee.

During the three-day event, 63 companies and organizations from 11 countries participated in the conference and exhibition.

Research institutes, such as the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), organized the event, during which each body showcased their many and various research achievements.

“Quantum technology is expected to solve problems that digital technology cannot and to drive innovation in high-tech industries, finance, and healthcare,” said Lee Jong-ho, the Minister of MIST, in a welcome message. “Advancements in quantum science are also anticipated to reshape the information security landscape and pave the way for applications of quantum technologies in national security.”

63 companies and organizations from 11 countries participated in the Quantum Korea 2024 exhibition on June 27. Photo by Minkyung Shin, The Readable

Related article: South Korea announces master plan for post-quantum cryptography

The South Korean government will transform its national cryptography systems to post-quantum cryptography by 2035, according to a master plan disclosed on Wednesday.

Laying out the decadelong roadmap in six tracks, the master plan aims to protect the nation from quantum computing threats and fortify national cybersecurity from a long-term perspective.

In a press release published on the national information security anniversary, the National Intelligence Service and the Ministry of Science and ICT elaborated three objectives that the master plan pursues.

The major objective is to develop action plans for the six tracks by 2024. The six tracks include technology acquisitions, amendments to regulations, the establishment of procedures, a support system for cryptography transformation, the advancement of assurance infrastructure, and the construction of the industrial base.

The other objectives encompass the launch of the commission on nationwide cryptography transformation and the construction of a support system in technology and policy for post-quantum cryptography. READ MORE


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  • Minkyung Shin

    Minkyung Shin serves as a reporting intern for The Readable, where she has channeled her passion for cybersecurity news. Her journey began at Dankook University in Korea, where she pursued studies in...

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