Fraunhofer and QuTech to collaborate on ‘pan-European’ quantum network

Fraunhofer and QuTech to collaborate on ‘pan-European’ quantum network
The Fraunhofer Institute and Dutch research centre, QuTech, have announced a partnership to develop quantum technologies with the aim of developing a ‘pan-European’ quantum network.

The institutions signed a memorandum of understanding to initiate and promote a wider scientific collaboration, with plans to roll out new prototypes and testbeds as well as to develop improved communication and strengthened European developments in the field of quantum technologies. 

The network will be made available to industry and science as a testbed o develop new products and applications made available through distributed quantum computing, with participants able to jointly establish technology and interface standards in the areas of quantum communication and quantum information networks. 

Fraunhofer and QuTech will collaborate on the deployment of complex quantum key distribution network across borders or around hubs in Germany and The Netherlands, collaborating on the development of integrated photonics for the networks. 

Professor Reimund Neugebauer, president, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, commented:” To become a world leader in the implementation and application of new quantum technologies and to remain competitive against the market powers USA and China, immense joint transnational efforts of European science, industry and society are necessary.”

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