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Materials for Quantum Computing

Objective

Over the past 60+ years CMOS-based digital computing has giving rise to ever-greater computational performance, „big data“-based business models and the accelerating digital transformation of modern economies. However, the ever-growing amounts of data to be handled and the increasing complexity of today’s tasks for high performance computing (HPC) are becoming unmanageable as the data handling and energy consumption of HPCs, server farms and cloud services grow to unsustainable levels. New concepts and technologies are needed. One such HPC technology is Quantum computing (QC). QC utilizes so-called quantum bits (qubits) to perform complex calculations fundamentally much faster than a conventional digital-bit computers can. First quantum computer prototypes have been created. Superconducting Josephson junctions (SJJs) have been shown to be extremely promising qubit candidates to achieve a significant nonlinear increase of computational power with the number of qubits. For novel materials there is a great challenge yet opportunity in Europe to create a complete value chain for SSJs and QCs. Such a complete value chain will contribute to Europe’s technology sovereignty. The MATQu project aims at validating the technology options to produce SJJs on industrial 300 mm silicon-based process flows. It covers substrate technology, superconducting metals, resonators, through-wafer-via holes, 3D integration, and variability characterization. These will be assessed with respect to integration practices of qubits. Core substrate and process technologies with high quality factors, improved material deposition on large-substrates, and increased critical temperature for superconducting operation, will be developed and validated. The MATQu partners complement each other in an optimal way across the value chain to create a substantial competitive advantage, e.g. faster time-to-market and roll-out of technologies and materials for better Josephson junctions for quantum computing.

Call for proposal

H2020-ECSEL-2020-2-RIA-two-stage
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 298 817,75

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 784 070,88
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
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€ 1 693 324,06
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Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
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Research Organisations
BESI AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
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€ 305 216,56
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Innstrasse 16
6240 Radfeld
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELFT CIRCUITS B.V.
Netherlands
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€ 299 630,63
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Lorentzweg 1
2628 CJ Delft
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SOITEC SA
France
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€ 187 493,75
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Chemin Des Franques - Parc Technologique Des Fontaines
38190 Bernin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IQM FINLAND OY
Finland
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€ 344 850
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Keilaranta 19
02150 Espoo
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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
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€ 410 737,69
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Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
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Research Organisations
SILTRONIC AG
Germany
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€ 108 429,06
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Einsteinstrasse 172
81677 Munchen
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ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
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€ 143 593,75
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Erasmusstrasse 20-24
10553 Berlin
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KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
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€ 111 562,50
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Herrenberger Strasse 130
71034 Boeblingen
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KIUTRA GMBH
Germany
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€ 255 922,13
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Rupert-mayer-strasse 44,
81379 München
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TECHNIC FRANCE
France
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€ 315 035,63
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015 Rue De La Montjoie Angle Du 4 Imp De La Montjo
93200 Saint Denis
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INTELLIGENT FLUIDS GMBH
Germany
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€ 136 500
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Karl Heine Strasse 99
04229 Leipzig
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ORANGE QUANTUM SYSTEMS OPERATIONAL BV
Netherlands
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€ 230 385
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Vermeerstraat 19
2612 XJ Delft
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BULL SAS
France
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€ 130 517,50
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Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
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MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
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€ 569 312,50
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Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
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BENEQ OY
Finland
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€ 223 125
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Olarinluoma 9
02200 Espoo
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