Skip to main content

Quantum Local Area Networks with Superconducting Qubits

Project description

A cool idea could lead to large interconnected quantum computing networks

When some metals are cooled to extremely low temperatures (close to 'absolute zero'), they become superconductors – their resistance to electron flow disappears. This lack of dissipation makes superconducting quantum circuits ideally suited for building large-scale quantum computing devices, where information processing is based on quantum bits (qubits) rather than binary digits (bits). However, the challenges imposed by the reliance on superconductivity and extreme cooling significantly hinder the implementation of local- and wide-area (LAN/WAN) networks connecting different devices and systems. The EU-funded SuperQuLAN project plans to remove this barrier with the demonstration of implementing LAN superconducting qubits in spatially separated refrigeration units connected via a cryogenic transmission line. Success will pave the way for larger metropolitan-area networks and open the door to internet connectivity for quantum computing devices.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 555 000,00
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria

See on map

Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 393 778,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 942 500,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

See on map

Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUSTRIA
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 388 125,00
Address
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg

See on map

Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Nordteil
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 312 500,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZURICH INSTRUMENTS AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 403 500,00
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00