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Quantum sensors - from the lab to the field

Objective

Q-SENSE will promote international and inter-sector collaboration for the advancement of science and the development of innovation in the area of cold atom quantum sensors. In particular it fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that turns the Nobel-prize winning ideas of cold atom research and precision measurement (Nobel prizes 1997 and 2005) into innovative products. In particular, we bring together a synergetic network of the world leaders in optical clocks and atom interferometers with technology translators and end user applicants to promote space and terrestrial applications of optical clocks and cold atom gravity sensors with an additional eye on implications on policies via the JRC. Our research and innovation programme will deliver knowledge exchange around a technology demonstrator for a space optical clock, development plans for atom interferometer satellite missions, an open source toolbox for simulations of atom interferometer performance in real-world applications and outreach to over 70 companies and the public raising awareness of the potential of optical clocks and cold atom gravimeters for economic and societal benefits, such as in global water monitoring, humanitarian de-mining, satellite navigation and broadband communication. Q-SENSE will enhance the skills of research- and innovation-related human resources in our partner organisations to work seamlessly across sectors and provide new career perspectives in the emerging area of commercial quantum technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 121 500

Participants (9)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 553 500
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Waterhouse Lane 106
CM1 2QU Chelmsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
United States
Address
Marine Street - Room 479 3100
80309-0572 Boulder Co
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments