OpenQKD_Logo.jpgThe Quantum Technologies group is part of the Open European Quantum Key Distribution Testbed project, which has just started. A test quantum communication infrastructure will be set up in several European countries, including in Geneva Switzerland. The aim is to boost the security of critical applications in various fields – from telecommunications to electricity supply and healthcare.

Bringing together a multidisciplinary team (leading European telecommunication equipment manufacturers, end-users and critical infrastructure providers, network operators, quantum key distribution equipment providers, digital security professionals and scientists) from 13 EU countries, the aim is to bolster Europe’s leadership in quantum technologies.

The 18M Euro project starts on the 2nd of September 2019 and will run for 3 years.

Other partners in Geneva include:

  • Id Quantique
  • SIG
  • Mt Pelerin

We will also work closely with the HUG