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.
- 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.
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
QIA received €10,406,113.50 for the 3 year ramp-up phase of the European Union's Quantum Flagship.
Prof. Stephanie Wehner
Quantum Internet Alliance - Public Summary
Quantum internet: A vision for the road ahead
Stephanie Wehner, David Elkouss, and Ronald Hanson
October 19, 2018
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Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS)
Element Six Limited (E6)
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Janssen Precision Engineering
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