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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (9)

TOSHIBA EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
1 St Floor 3 Furzeground Way Stockl Cambridge Science Park
UB11 1EZ Uxbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ID QUANTIQUE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Chemin De La Marbrerie 3 Garouge
1227 Carouge Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments