The AQTION project will realise a scalable European quantum computer that is based on the manipulation of single-charged atoms. Here, each charged atom or ion corresponds to a quantum bit – the smallest unit of quantum information. We will realise registers with up to 50 qubits, control each of the quantum bits individually with high performance, to realise a device that can achieve a computational advantage over all known classical computers.
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.
This project aims at establishing individually addressable rare earth ions as a fundamental building block of a quantum computer, and to overcome the main roadblocks on the way towards scalable quantum hardware. The goal is to realize the basic elements of a multifunctional quantum processor node, where multiple qubits can be used for quantum storage, quantum gates, and for coherent spin-photon quantum state mapping. Novel schemes and protocols targeting a scalable architecture will be developed. The central photonic elements that enable efficient single ion addressing will be engineered into deployable technologies.
MICROwave-driven ion trap Quantum Computing (MicroQC) will build a scalable quantum computer which outperforms the best classical computers in certain computational tasks.
This project addresses the long-term vision of making large-scale quantum computing feasible with truly scalable microwave-driven quantum logic on a chip. MicroQC is a high-risk and high-return visionary project that belongs to topic (a) Fundamental Science of this Call. Its results are directly linked to three other thematic areas: (b) Quantum Computing Systems, (c) Quantum simulation, (d) Quantum Metrology and Sensing. The project will mature the novel, challenging and very thriving area of microwave-driven quantum logic towards the development of a truly transformative approach to quantum computation. One of the key advantages of this approach is that it is possible to replace pairs of laser beams previously required for quantum gate implementation with the application of voltages to a microchip. Considering one would have needed potentially billions of such pairs of laser beams to construct a large scale quantum computer, developing this new approach may be critical in building large scale machines. This project will provide a major push in this direction with numerous long-term implications.
The goal of the CiViQ project is to open a radically novel avenue towards flexible and cost-effective integration of quantum communication technologies, and in particular Continuous-Variable QKD, into emerging optical telecommunication networks. CiViQ aims at a broad technological impact based on a systematic analysis of telecom-defined user-requirements.
The Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) targets a Blueprint for a pan-European Quantum Internet by ground-breaking technological advances, culminating in the first experimental demonstration of a fully inThe Quantum Internet Alliance (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.tegrated network stack running on a multi-node quantum network.
Quantum random number generation (QRNG) devices are now commercially available, which arguably represents one of the most successful developments of quantum technologies so far. QRANGE wants to push the QRNG technology further, allowing for a wide range of commercial applications of QRNG.
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.
2D-SIPC will search to bring solutions to quantum communications by providing on-chip quantum devices for quantum integrated photonic circuits to enable secure communication protocols, scaling of quantum computers and development of novel quantum sensing applications. The proposed project aims at developing scalable quantum networks, based on photonic chip integration of novel 2D material quantum devices, with the main goal to demonstrate all-optical on-chip quantum processing. The recent demonstration of effortless integration of 2D materials onto photonics and CMOS platforms will result in a breakthrough in the development of on-chip quantum networks. 2D-SIPC will take full advantage of the huge variety of 2D materials and heterostructures and prototype novel quantum devices with revolutionary functionalities. In particular, we will develop electrically driven and entangled single photon emitters, broadband and high temperature single photon detectors, ultra-fast waveguide integrated optical modulators and non-linear gates.