To ensure alignment and integration with CERN Member States efforts direct contacts have been established with national quantum initiatives. Initial contacts and discussions have taken place among others with the UK National Quantum Technology Programme and Quantum Hubs, with CEA and CNRS in France, with the Helmholtz Association in Germany, with the Israeli Quantum Technology Initiative, with the Swedish Quantum Center in Wallenberg/Chalmers, with the quantum research communities in Portugal, Poland and Slovakia, with representatives of the Swiss national higher education institutes and quantum research centres, with the Quantum Technology programme of the Italian INFN, with the Spanish QSpain initiative. With the support of the Advisory Board, CERN QTI members will progressively extend the map of discussions and collaborations making sure that all initiatives and programmes are fairly involved and represented.