In an indication of rising nationwide tensions over the management of strategic research, the European Commission is attempting to dam nations exterior the European Union from collaborating in quantum computing and house initiatives beneath Horizon Europe, its new research funding program. The proposed grant guidelines, which should nonetheless be authorised by delegates from the 27 EU member states within the coming weeks, would shut out researchers in nations accustomed to full entry to European research applications, together with Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Israel. European Economic Area nations Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland could be barred from house research initiatives whereas remaining eligible for quantum computing grants. Research advocates see the proposed restrictions as self-defeating for all events, together with the European Union. The sudden information has additionally upset some leaders of worldwide collaborations and left them scrambling to seek out out whether or not they might want to exclude companions—and even drop out themselves—if they need their initiatives to be eligible for additional funding.