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Quantum Internet Alliance

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.

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)

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FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 763 495

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 601 170

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 328 303,75

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 549 625

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 624 998,75

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 582 962,50

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 406 500

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 460 700

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 322 635

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 224 010

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 306 495

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 160 806,25

MY CRYO FIRM

France

EU Contribution

€ 235 883,90

SWABIAN INSTRUMENTS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 157 847,50

TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 395 250

VERIQLOUD

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 700

ELEMENT SIX (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 258 060

SAP SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 202 375

SURFSARA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 110 543,74

CRYSTALLINE MIRROR SOLUTIONS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 202 738,75

MUQUANS

France

EU Contribution

€ 202 562,50

Janssen Precision Engineering B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 126 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820445

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 406 113,75

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 566,39

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands