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Continuous Variable Quantum Communications

Objective

The goal of the CiViQ project is to open a radically novel avenue towards flexible and cost-effective integration of quantum communication technologies, and in particular Continuous-Variable QKD, into emerging optical telecommunication networks.

CiViQ aims at a broad technological impact based on a systematic analysis of telecom-defined user-requirements. To this end CiViQ unites for the first time a broad interdisciplinary community of 21 partners with unique breadth of experience, involving major telecoms, integrators and developers of QKD. The work targets advancing both the QKD technology itself and the emerging “software network” approach to lay the foundations of future seamless integration of both. The technological advantage will more specifically aim to:
- Design architectures and implement protocol extensions of flexible “software based” networks for midterm country-wide QKD reach.
- Drive CV-QKD systems and components up to TRL 6, derive standardized set of interfaces, also allowing a network-aware software defined functionality and open modular development, and pursue cost reduction by seamless integration of off-the-shelf components.
- Push CV-QKD performance boundary forward by developing high-performance photonic integrated circuits (PIC) for CV-QKD, i.e. opening the way for ultra-low cost systems, and improve further the CV-QKD hallmark coexistence capability with standard WDM channels, i.e. reducing dramatically the barriers to optical network co-integration.
- Prepare actively for next-generation networks by developing core enabling technologies and protocols aiming at quantum communication over global distances with minimal trust assumptions.

CiViQ will culminate in a validation in true telecom network environment. Project-specific network integration and software development work will empower QKD to be used as a physical-layer-anchor securing critical infrastructures, with demonstration in QKD-extended software-defined networks.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 158 320,00
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (23)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 423 437,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 844 137,86
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 482 125,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 323 400,00
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 781 250,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 608 260,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 535 298,75
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 496 407,50
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 341 182,50
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
 
ALCATEL-LUCENT INTERNATIONAL SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 420 248,75
Address
Route De Villejust Nokia Paris Saclay
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CORIANT R&D GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 214 775,44
Address
St Martin Strasse 76
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
 
VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 324 437,50
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B D5 Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Valencia/València Comunitat Valenciana
 
QUSIDE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 269 376,25
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Avenida Carl Friedrich Gauss 3 Oficina 326
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 312 500,00
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 438 575,00
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEXTWORKS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 385 000,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 283 700,00
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 180 000,00
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TELEFONICA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 72 257,50
Address
C Gran Via 28
28013 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORANGE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 227 916,70
Address
111 Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TELEKOM DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Landgrabenweg 151
53227 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 401 400,00
Address
Landgrabenweg 151
53227 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt