UNIQORN is a well-orchestrated design and manufacturing framework aiming to advance the quantum communication technology for DV and CV systems by carefully laying out each element along the development chain from fabrication to application.
The 10 international partners from academia and industry involved in the European FET Flagship project OpenSuperQ aim at designing, building and operating a quantum information processing system of up to 100 qubits and to sustainably make it available at a central site for external users.
QMiCS sets up a quantum microwave local area network cable over a distance of several meters. We will use this architecture to implement quantum communication protocols such as teleportation between two superconducting quantum nodes.
Since our approach does not require any of the notoriously loss‑prone frequency conversion techniques, our platform will be highly beneficial for distributed quantum computing.
In addition, we take first steps towards the ambitious goal of radar-style quantum sensing with microwaves. Major milestones here are the implementation of microwave single photon detectors and the development of a roadmap towards commercial applications in later phases of the Flagship.
The iqClock project aims to boost the development of optical clocks using quantum technology to be ultra precise and affordable. These clocks will improve technological developments and scientific applications that are beneficial to the society.
The main objective of the iqClock project is to kick-start a competitive European industry for optical clocks as well as to strengthen and accelerate the pipeline of clock development. These clocks, making use of quantum technology, will be ultra-precise and have many applications in science, technology and society. For most applications, transportable, simple-to-use and affordable, optical clocks are needed and we expect our project to make a significant step towards providing them.