About Us

Qu-Test is a research project funded by the European Commission's Horizon Europe program, that started in April 2023, consists of 25 partners from 11 different countries aiming to develop and provide infrastructure for testing and experimentation for quantum technologies in Europe.
Our Facts
Type:
Research & Innovation Action
Topic:
Supporting open testing and experimentation for quantum technologies in Europe​
Community:
25 partners from 11 different countries
Start date:
01/04/2023
End date:
30/09/2026
Duration in months:
42 months
Total cost:
18,934,689.50€ M EU Contribution
Call identifier:
HORIZON-CL4-2022-QUANTUM-06-SGA

Impact

The end goal is to accelerate the time-to-market of European industrial innovation in quantum technology and establish a trusted supply chain. The project is intended to cater to the needs of the industry and support it via Open Calls, thus boosting EU’s position in the quantum race.

Qu-Test is a European initiative to coordinate investments and efforts in quantum technology, which holds tremendous potential for the industry. China and the US are also investing in quantum technology, and major players in Germany have formed a consortium. Qu-Test Impact focused on providing a network of testing and experimental facilities accessible through a single-entry point to foster the creation of new companies and boost the growth of existing ones. The market opportunity for quantum technologies is estimated to be significant, with quantum computing players expected to reach nearly $80 billion in value by 2030, while quantum sensing and communication are estimated to generate $13 billion in revenues by 2030. The European quantum industry ecosystem includes start-ups, university spin-offs, SMEs, and mid-caps, and Qu-Test aims to support this ecosystem to boost its organic growth further.

The Qu-Test consortium’s use case companies estimate a significant increase in revenue and job growth only a few years after implementing the testbed. This shows that even a minor investment in Qu-Test can have a large multiplier effect and boost businesses greatly. Extrapolating the individual economic benefits to the European economy, with about 10 use cases per year, the potential benefits may amount to tens of millions of EUR and dozens of new jobs created per year.

Partners

AMIRES
Czech Republic
TNO
Netherlands
VTT
Finland
IMEC
Belgium
FRAUNHOFER EV
Germany
AIT
Austria
CEA
France
PTB
Germany
INRIM
Italy
LNE
France
OBSPARIS
France
IOTA
France
SHP
Germany
IFAT
Austria
QUANTWARE B.V.
Netherlands
SILENT WAVES
France
ALICE & BOB
France
Alea Quantum Technologies ApS
Denmark
AUREA TECHNOLOGY
France
QUANDELA
France
SINGLE QUANTUM BV
Netherlands
EXAIL (IXBLUE)
France
QUANTUM OPTICS JENA GMBH
Germany
SENER
Spain
CRYOCONCEPT
France

Open Call

Open competitive calls will be organized for external companies interested in pilot runs during the project.
The Open Call processes are:
Transparent
Fast
Simple
Start:
Call text and criteria will be announced at the beginning of June 2024
End of selection of use case:
March 2025
Fund:
Expertise & Testing services for an equivalent value of 170,000€ on average per use case
The Project will develop 11 use cases from various industrial fields with partners of the Project and will develop up to 14 additional use cases that will be selected through the Open Call. The Project will update the composition of services and services providers based on feedback from the industrial use cases to ensure the best possible match with the needs of the quantum industry ecosystem.

Use Cases

Quantum Computing Use cases
The quantum computing testbed aims at fulfilling various use cases from equipment manufacturers in the quantum computing domain. The use cases chosen for the validation of the Qu-Test quantum computing testbed range from testing cryogenic Travelling Wave Parametric Amplifiers (TWPAs), to cryogenic cabling and cryogenic systems for operation of superconducting qubits, enabling key components of photonic quantum computers and the characterization of ion traps.
Quantum Communication Use Cases
To validate Qu-Test testbed on quantum communication technologies, several use-cases have been identified. Activities range from the testing of superconducting single photon detectors, entangled photon sources, and Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNG).
Quantum Sensing Use Cases
The quantum sensing test bed will be able to meet the needs of industry from different approaches and technologies. The use cases that will validate Qu-Test quantum sensing test bed are addressing cold atom clocks and position navigation and timing systems based on color centers in diamond.

SERVICES

Qu-Test is in a process of building a digital platform, with catalog showcasing a globally unique and comprehensive list of validated products and technical services around Quantum technology. Our aim is to promote a collaborative environment by bringing together innovative companies and other key stakeholders in Europe to maximize cross-regional opportunities.
You will be able to freely:
Create a profile
Promote your services or product
Search other collaboration
Check latest news around Quantum technology
Catalogue of service - under preparation

CONTACT

We'd love to hear from you! CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS
Project Coordinator
Gabriele Bulgarini
gabriele.bulgarini@tno.nl
Project Manager
Stefania Pavel
pavel@amires.eu
General email:
info@qu-test.eu
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