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Quantum Internet Alliance

Objective

The future Quantum Internet will provide radically new internet applications by enabling quantum communication between any two points on Earth. The Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) targets a Blueprint for a pan-European Quantum Internet by ground-breaking technological advances, culminating in the first experimental demonstration of a fully integrated network stack running on a multi-node quantum network.

QIA will push the frontier of technology in both end nodes (trapped ion qubits, diamond NV qubits, neutral atom qubits) and quantum repeaters (rare-earth-based memories, atomic gases, quantum dots) and demonstrate the first integration of both subsystems. We will achieve entanglement and teleportation across three and four remote quantum network nodes, thereby making the leap from simple point-to-point connections to the first multi-node networks. We will demonstrate the key enabling capabilities for memory-based quantum repeaters, resulting in proof-of-principle demonstrations of elementary long-distance repeater links in the real-world, including the longest such link worldwide.

Hand in hand with hardware development, we will realize a software stack that will provide fast, reactive control and allow arbitrary high-level applications to be realized in platform-independent software. QIA's industry partners examine real world use cases of application protocols and their hardware requirements. We will validate the full stack on a small Quantum Internet by performing an elementary secure delegated quantum computation in the cloud. We will validate the design of the Blueprint architecture by a large-scale simulation of a pan-European Quantum Internet using real world fibre data. Through synergy of leading industrial, academic and RTO partners, QIA's Blueprint will provide a targeted roadmap for the main Flagship phase and set the stage for a world-leading European Quantum Internet industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/quantum computer
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 631 653,75

Participants (22)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 763 495
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 601 170
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 328 303,75
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 549 625
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 624 998,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 582 962,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 406 500
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 460 700
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 322 635
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 224 010
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 495
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 160 806,25
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz
Activity type
Research Organisations
MY CRYO FIRM
France
EU contribution
€ 235 883,90
Address
104 Avenue De La Resistance
93100 Montreuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWABIAN INSTRUMENTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 847,50
Address
Stammheimer Strasse 41
70435 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 250
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERIQLOUD
France
EU contribution
€ 144 700
Address
13 Rue Victor Hugo
92120 Montrouge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEMENT SIX (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 060
Address
Global Innovation Centre Fermi Avenue
OX11 0QR Harwell Oxfordshire Didcot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 375
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SURFSARA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 543,74
Address
Science Park 140
1098XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRYSTALLINE MIRROR SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 202 738,75
Address
Lehargasse 1
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MUQUANS
France
EU contribution
€ 202 562,50
Address
Rue Francois Mitterrand Institut D'optique D'aquitaine
33400 Talence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JPE B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 126 250
Address
Azielaan 12
6199 AG Maastricht Airpor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)