Thierry BotterExecutive Director at European Quantum Industry Consortium
Dr. Thierry Botter is Executive Director of the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), an industry association designed to boost the global competitiveness of pan-European-developed quantum technologies. QuIC operates as a collaborative hub, bringing together SMEs, large corporations, investors, research organisations, and other stakeholders. Dr. Botter was previously deputy-Chief of Airbus’ central research & technology (CRT) organization and head of Airbus Blue Sky, a research department within CRT dedicated to emerging, transformative technologies. He also served as a member of the first strategic advisory board for the European Commission’s Quantum Technologies Flagship. Prior to joining Airbus, Dr. Botter was a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working on the development of space-based quantum sensors. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.