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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network/optical network
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

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

Participants (20)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 423 437,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 705 472,50
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 482 125
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 323 400
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 781 250
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 608 260
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 535 298,75
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 521 407,50
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 341 182,50
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 420 248,75
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CORIANT R&D GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 107,50
Address
St Martin Strasse 76
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 324 437,50
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)
QUSIDE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 269 376,25
Address
Avenida Carl Friedrich Gauss 3 Oficina 326
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 438 575
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 535 957,50
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)
ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 263 750
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELEKOM DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 401 400
Address
Landgrabenweg 151
53227 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)