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Quantum Communications for ALL

Quantum Communications for ALL

Objective

Quantum Communications for ALL (QCALL) endeavors to take the next necessary steps to bring the developing quantum
technologies closer to the doorsteps of end users. Quantum communications (QC) is well-known for its offering ultra-secure
cryptographic key-exchange schemes—resilient to any future technological advancement. QCALL will empower a nucleus of
researchers in this area to provide secure communications in our continent and, in the long run, to our connections
worldwide. With the large scale violations of privacy in the EU exchange of information, this is a crucial moment to pursue
this objective. By covering a range of projects, with short, mid, and long-term visions, and using a balanced and multifaceted
training programme, QCALL trains a cadre of highly qualified interdisciplinary workforce capable of shaping the R&D section
of the field, hence accelerating its widespread adoption. This will ensure that EU will remain at the frontier of research on
secure communications and advanced QC systems and devices. In QCALL, we explore the challenges of integrating
quantum and classical communication networks; this will be essential in providing cost-efficient services. We experimentally
examine and theoretically study new protocols by which network users can exchange secure keys with each other. We
investigate disruptive technologies that enable wireless access to such quantum networks, and develop new
devices and protocols that enable multi-party QC. Our meticulously planned training programme includes components from
shared taught courses through to scientific schools and complementary-skill workshops, supplemented by secondment
opportunities and innovative outreach and dissemination activities. This will create a structured model for doctoral training in
EU that will last beyond the life of the project, so will the industry-academic collaborations that are essential to the
development of the disruptive technologies that will make QC available to ALL.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Address

Woodhouse Lane
Ls2 9jt Leeds

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

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TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 516 122,64

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

ID QUANTIQUE SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675662

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 924 884,52

  • EU contribution

    € 3 924 884,52

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom