aiming at structuring and co-ordinating Europe’s „Quantum-Landscape“
initiated by the Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf
to start this month.
Vienna, February 16 2005. Europe’s scientists in the
field of Quantum Information and Quantum Technology
are amongst the world leading groups. To stay competitive
on an international level, common strategies of both
funding and policy are necessary.
The Project “ERA-Pilot QIST” (Structuring the European
Research Area within Quantum Information Science and
Technology) aims at structuring the rather young scientific
area of “Quantum Information Science and Technology
(QIST)” within Europe.
covered by these key words are for example quantum
cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computer
and their potential industrial applications. As results
of the project a map of European activities and excellences
will be developed as well as a guideline for strategic
decisions and a common vision for the future of QIST
Networking and Co-ordination of national research
The Project „ERA-Pilot QIST“ is part of the ERA-NET
scheme by the European Union
that provides support for the transnational networking
and coordination of national
The project is managed by its co-ordinator, the business
unit Quantum Technologies at ARC Seibersdorf research
GmbH. It has a duration of two years. The EU supports
this effort with 850.000 Euro.
Within the framework of the project we will contribute
to the development of a European QIST-roadmap that
shall show the way to achieve the leading position
in QIST-research and industry for Europe” says Dr.
Christian Monyk, head of the business unit Quantum
Technologies at ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH and
also co-ordinator of the project.
15 Participants from 10 Europeann Countries
A total of 15 participants from 10 European countries
(Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland,
Italy, The Netherlands, Slovakia and United Kingdom)
are involved in the project, forming the “steering
the ERA-Pilot QIST addresses European national policy
and funding organisations as well as the European
Mag.a Julia Petschinka – Project Coordination and
ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH – Quantum Technologies
Phone: +43 (0)664 825 10 64
email: firstname.lastname@example.org :: webpage: www.quantenkryptographie.at/QIST