The Quantum Technologies group at the University of Geneva will lead on of the Quantum Technologies Flagship projects in a ten-year work programme with the ambitious long-term vision, to:

  • Consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in quantum research, including training the relevant skills;
  • Kick-start a competitive European industry in quantum technologies to position Europe as a leader in the future global industrial landscape;
  • Make Europe a dynamic and attractive region for innovative research, business and investments in QT, thus accelerating their development and take-up by the market.

The Project - QRANGE is structured specifically towards building the foundations for realising these goals, by bringing together a multidisciplinary team including leading scientists, engineers and industrial partners with a view to sharing and expanding their knowledge-base and skills. RNGs are increasingly ubiquitous in communication, computing as well as online gaming, and developing and demonstrating the quantum advantage of QRNGs will lead to increasing market share over classical RNG devices. The novel capabilities we aim to demonstrate, such as being able to certify “on-the-fly”, or for the QRNG to “self-test”, should provide a clear market advantage. The academic and industrial partners all have experience in working in similarly structured projects and are acutely aware of the opportunities to rapidly advance from concept to prototype when working together. We believe this organisational structure will provide an excellent basis to further build an innovative ecosystem around QRNGs and their associated technologies and applications.

QRANGE aims to push QRNG device, system and eventually product development towards high TRL* devices and systems that are

  • Low-cost and compact
  • with certified randomness and
  • at high rates.

We also aim to develop an innovation ecosystem to drive the development of QRNG, expand the market, and train a quantum-aware workforce as well as realising a certification framework and standards for truly quantum random number generators. The university of Geneva is leading this exciting project and more news will follow shortly on the project web site at qrange.eu

Alternatively, for more information contact the Uni Geneve partners:

Hugo Zbinden, quantum technologies, QRANGE, Quantum Flagship

Nicolas Brunner, Quantum Correlations, QRANGE, Quantum Flagship

Rob Thew, Quantum Technologies, QRANGE, QSA, QFLAG, Quantum Flagship

Hugo ZbindenNicolas BrunnerRob Thew

QRANGE Partners

  • University of Geneva
  • ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Universita degli Studi di Trento
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • ID Quantique SA
  • Quside Technologies S.L.

*TRL = Technology readiness level

In Press

En français

Le Temps: L’UE verse un milliard pour les technologies quantiques, notamment pour Neuchâtel et Genève

Radio RTS: Un milliard pour les applications du futur

Tribune de Genève: Des labos touchent le jackpot européen

L'Agefi: La Suisse parvient à s'imposer dans la recherche européenne