Welcome to the QTSpace Newsletter
- Call for ideas: Recommendations on research and innovation topics in quantum technologies for space-based systems
Call for ideas: Recommendations on research and innovation topics in quantum technologies for space-based systems
The Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space is looking for recommendations for quantum technology research and innovation (R&I) activities for space systems. These ideas can range from basic research to demonstration and validation in the operation environment, as well as studies. The objective of this call is to identify critical areas of R&I where EU investment is needed to enable EU self-sufficiency.
The European Commission is fully engaged in the second quantum revolution and a number of initiatives led by the European Commission are already in place, notably the Quantum Flagship Initiative. The European Commission is now considering the use of quantum technologies in and/or for space, for example for the development of a satellite-based quantum communication infrastructure, the use of quantum sensors on-board satellites, and the use of quantum computers for the processing of space data.
The European Commission initiated some early activities with our COST Action QTSpace.
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Deadline for contributions: 30th March 2020.