Quantum Internet Alliance

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

Swabian Instruments

Dr. Helmut Fedder

Stuttgart, Germany

Data Acquisition and Signal Generation

Toptica Photonics

Wilhelm Kaenders

Gräfelfing, Germany

Laser Technologies

VeriQloud

Marc Kaplan

Paris, France

Quantum Technology Software

References

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