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Quantum Internet Alliance

Quantum Internet Alliance is a European Project working on a large-scale quantum network to develop a blueprint for a pan-European entanglement-based Quantum Internet.

The Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) is a European project launched in October 2018, running until September 2021. The 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 is part of the European Union's Quantum Flagship initiative. It was selected as one of the flagships initial 20 projects and received €10,406,113.50 in funding.

Project Goals:

  • Develop 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) to demonstrate the first integration of both subsystems.
  • Achieve entanglement across 3 and 4 remote quantum network nodes.
  • Demonstrate the key enabling capability of memory-based quantum repeaters for proof-of-principle demonstration of elementary long distance repeater links in the real-world.

Partners

QIA is a consortium of partners from quantum research groups and high tech companies in Europe coordinated by QuTech from Delft University in the Netherlands.

  • The Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
  • Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Quantum Optics, Germany
  • Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • QuTech - TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Sorbonne University, France
  • University of Basel, Switzerland
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Innbruck, Austria
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands
  • Swabian Instruments, Germany
  • TOPTICA Photonics, Germany
  • VERIQLOUD, France
  • Element Six (E6), United Kingdom
  • SAP SE, Germany
  • SURFsara, Netherlands
  • Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS), Austria
  • MQS, France
  • Janssen Precision Engineering, Netherlands
  • MYCRYO, France

Timeline

October 2018
Quantum Internet Allicance selected for Quantum Flagship Funding

QIA received €10,406,113.50 for the 3 year ramp-up phase of the European Union's Quantum Flagship.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Prof. Stephanie Wehner

Coordinator

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Quantum Internet Alliance - Public Summary

QIA

Project Summary

Quantum internet: A vision for the road ahead

Stephanie Wehner, David Elkouss, and Ronald Hanson

Web

October 19, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS)

Jörg Nowack

Vienna, Austria

Crystalline Coatings

Element Six Limited (E6)

Walter Huhn

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Optics

Janssen Precision Engineering

Huub Janssen

Maastricht

Precision Engineering & Mechatronics

MQS

France

Quantum Sensors

SAP SE

Christian Klein

Walldorf, Germany

Software

References

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