Project: Support for a European Metrology Network on quantum technologies

Acronym 19NET02 EMN-Quantum (Reference Number: 19NET02)
Duration 01/06/2020 - 31/05/2024
Project Topic Driven by strategic demands for computing power and strong security, it’s likely that quantum computing and quantum secure communications will become essential parts of digital infrastructures within the next 10 to 15 years. Therefore, retaining the globally-leading position held by Europe’s quantum technology industry is considered a strategic priority. But just as quantum technologies start to reach market-readiness — notably in sensing, metrology, imaging and communications — Europe lacks a specific focus to ensure metrological activities are prioritised to best support this new industry. Standardisation, for example, is particularly important for nurturing early-stage technologies, but a more coordinated dialogue between relevant stakeholders is needed to maintain the pace of standards development. The recently formed European Metrology Network for Quantum Technologies (EMN‑Q) was established to fulfil these needs. This project will accelerate the implementation of the network. Specifically, it will define and establish systems for effective engagement between stakeholder communities. It will then produce a strategic research agenda and sector roadmaps, and develop a knowledge-sharing programme. Critically, it will promote and contribute to standardisation and certification processes. This will ensure the metrological needs of Europe’s quantum technology industry can be supported, so these stakeholders can be positioned to exploit the second quantum revolution.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Coordinator Italy
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
6 Observatoire de Paris Partner France
7 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
8 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey