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The project

The TIQuA project seeks to bring the Social and Human Sciences into the development of future quantum innovations. These innovations are still undecided or undetermined, which represents an opportunity for a fundamental reflection on the meaning of these technologies. What new possibilities do they hold? To address this question, the project calls upon theoretical philosophy, ethics and political philosophy, innovation knowledge and environmental sciences.


TIQuA's governance is based on the central role of the project's Steering Committee (Co-Dir). It is composed of:

  • Alastair Abbott, Research Scientist, Quantum Information, Inria center at the University Grenoble Alpes
  • Franck Balestro, University Professor, Physics, UGA & CNRS, Coordinator of QuanTEdu-France
  • Amélie Favreau, Lecturer in Private Law, UGA, Co-director of Innovacs Research Federation
  • Vincent Lam, Professor of philosophy, University of Bern
  • Thierry Ménissier, Professor of Political Philosophy, UGA, Scientific leader of the project
  • Anna Minguzzi, Director of Research, Theoretical Physics, CNRS, Director of QuantAlps Research Federation
  • Robert Whitney, Research Scientist, Theoretical Physics, CNRS

And, our Project Manager, Parinaz Tajabor, UGA.

Calendar of our latest events

Watch our Kick-off event

Part 1: Project Presentation


 Part 2: Inaugural Conference by Alexei Grinbaum

This work is supported by the French National Research Agency in the framework of the "Investissements d’avenir” program (ANR-15-IDEX-02).

Academic Partners

Strongly multidisciplinary, TIQuA welcomes contributions from researchers and academics from the following disciplines: Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Computer Science, Theoretical and Practical Philosophy, Management Sciences, and Law.
Its main contributors are from the following research structures (in alphabetical order):


Extra-Academic Partners

TIQuA inherently thrives on extra-academic partnerships.
By dealing with quantum innovations, TIQuA is at the intersection of three worlds :

  • Firstly, the world of innovation creation, for which new business models need to be invented;

  • secondly, as the use cases of quantum technologies are yet to be specified, it is oriented towards the world of artists and designers, whose activity allows them to imagine new use cases;

  • thirdly, as the concern for sustainable quantum dominates the ethical perspective, it addresses the actors of new environmental practices for a more respectful technology in the context of transitions.    

The project, therefore, mobilizes partners from the economic and financial world, others from the world of art and design, and others from environmental knowledge.