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Woking Group Quantum Sensing & Imaging

Healthcare and Space Applications We are excited to present a summary of the latest QBN Meeting on Quantum Sensing & Imaging, which took place online on February 13, 2024. This gathering provided exclusive insights into groundbreaking advancements and facilitated discussions on future directions in the field. The meeting started with an enlightening presentation by Stefan Bogdanovic, Senior Research Scientist and Quantum Sensing Lead at SandboxAQ. He talked about one of the most impactful applications of quantum sensing: Magnetic Cardiac Imaging using quantum sensors. Considering that cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death for individuals aged 30 and above, Stefan emphasized SandboxAQ’s application-first approach, selecting the appropriate sensor based on the specific application. By integrating quantum technology and AI, significant improvements in heart disease diagnosis are achievable. He also highlighted how AI can classify maps and derive metrics, enhancing our understanding of a patient’s risk of heart disease. Following this, Lisa Wörner, Institute Director at the German Aerospace Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing, discussed quantum technologies in space. She introduced relevant papers and shared insights into applications both from and in space, including navigation by GNSS, communication, earth observation, exploration, and space weather surveillance. She also familiarized attendees with the Bose-Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory (BECCAL) used for navigation purposes. During a collaborative working group session, participants engaged in dynamic discussions to outline strategic directions, goals, and upcoming activities for the future of the WG Quantum Sensing & Imaging . Looking back on the event, we’re excited about the teamwork and wealth of shared knowledge. The discussions not only highlighted current challenges and opportunities in Quantum Sensing & Imaging but also set the stage for future collaborations and research directions. Stay tuned for more updates and insights. For access to the list of participants, speakers’ slides, and results of the interactive workshop, please visit the event page. Visit the WG Sensing & Imaging Find out more. Contact us. Zeynab Tavakoli Quantum Technology Manager QBN

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Working Group Quantum Communication & Cybersecurity

Integration of Quantum Communication Systems into Our Existing Infrastructure We’re thrilled to share the highlights from the latest QBN meeting on Quantum Communication & Cybersecurity, held online on February 5, 2024. This event offered exclusive insights, showcasing groundbreaking advancements and fostering discussions on future directions. The meeting commenced with an insightful presentation by Kevin Füchsel, CEO of Quantum Optics Jena, who highlighted significant progress in Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) using entangled states with an impressive fidelity rate. He shared results from a long-distance QKD experiment between Erfurt and Ilmenau, covering 56 km, and underscored the importance of understanding the effects in real fibers in the field. Next, Tobias Hemmert, a cryptographer at the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), took the stage and reported on quantum-safe cryptography from BSI’s perspective. He presented current challenges in QKD systems and highlighted the broad applicability and technological readiness of Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) combined with classical cryptography, which sparked a lively Q&A session. Participants debated the necessity and application scenarios of QKD in fiber communications, touching upon security at data endpoints and the challenges in transitioning from free space to fiber optics. In a collaborative WG session, participants engaged in a dynamic discussion to outline the strategic direction, including goals and upcoming activities, for the future of the WG Quantum Communication & Cybersecurity. This was followed by an election segment to define the roles and responsibilities of WG leaders, emphasizing the community’s commitment to steering the direction of the WG Quantum Communication & Cybersecurity. We congratulate our new WG leaders, Alessandra Matteis (Business Development Specialist at QTI) and Michael Kasper (CEO & Executive Director at Fraunhofer Singapore), and look forward to working closely together. Reflecting on the event, we are inspired by the collaborative spirit and the wealth of knowledge shared. The discussions not only illuminated current challenges and opportunities in Quantum Communication & Cybersecurity but also paved the way for future collaborative efforts and research directions. Stay tuned for further updates and insights. The list of participants, the speakers’ slides, and results of the interactive workshop can be downloaded at the event page. Working Group Quantum Communications & Cybersecurity Join our Quantum Communications & Cybersecurity Working Group and be at the forefront of safeguarding the digital realm against quantum threats! As we consolidate Europe’s leadership in quantum communications and cryptography, we passionately shape the future of quantum-resistant practices. By fostering global partnerships, driving technical innovations, and guiding policies, we aim to revolutionize cybersecurity for a quantum-safe world. Join us in this pivotal journey and shape the cyber landscape of tomorrow! Visit the WG Qcom and Cybersecurity Find out more. Contact us. Haissam Hanafi Quantum Technology Manager QBN

New QBN member: QuantumPrime

We warmly welcome our new member QuantumPrime to QBN! QuantumPrime’s mission is to provide secure satellite communications and data exchange utilizing quantum entanglement. They are a team of passionate engineers, physicists, computer scientists and business developers, who provide Entanglement as a Service (EaaS) via satellite-based infrastructure. We are looking forward to the collaboration and building a strong Quantum Industry together!

Qnami expands into Japan and South Korea

Press release Qnami, 1 Feb 2024 Qnami announces the commercial partnership with Quantum Design Japan and Quantum Design Korea to bring its quantum platform for sensing applications to East Asia. Quantum sensing is the branch of quantum technology that is very much here and now. Since 2017, Qnami is the technology pioneer and leader in quantum sensing. We harness the quantum properties of Nitrogen Vacancy centres, which are atom-sized defects in ultra-pure diamonds, to function as sensors of for instance magnetic fields, electrical currents and temperature. NV-based quantum sensors are already proving their worth in fields as varied as materials science, navigation, and life science. At Qnami, these sensors have been integrated into a nano-scale mapping microscope, ProteusQ™, where they are used amongst others to develop new materials for a more sustainable next generation of devices. Launched in 2020, Qnami ProteusQ™, is the first commercial Scanning NV Magnetometer.  This instrument, which uses Qnami’s patented Quantilever™ diamond scanning probes, is already up and running in 10+ universities and research centres in Europe and North America. Among the earliest adopter, also the CNRS-Thales laboratory of the Nobel laurate Albert Fert, the father of spintronics, the field of research transforming modern computing. The unrivalled success of the Qnami ProteusQ in Europe and – thanks to our partner Quantum Design – in the USA, has led Qnami to sign an agreement with Quantum Design Japan and South Korea for exclusive local distribution rights of the ProteusQ. Addressing the vibrant and cutting-edge research communities in both South Korea and Japan is a natural extension for the Qnami sales & customer support team, and both partners are looking forward to enabling even further advanced spintronics and nanomagnetism research. John MacArthur, Head of Quantum Design Japan sees this as a natural synergy – ‘we have many years’ experience in providing and supporting instrumentation for nanoscale characterization and sensitive magnetic measurements, and the ProteusQ addresses questions that our valued customers are already asking. We are very excited by the new scientific possibilities that this agreement will permit, he said ‘The success of the Qnami/Quantum Design partnership in the US has laid the groundwork for this agreement. At Qnami, we have been impressed by the knowledgeable and science-first approach of our partners and are looking forward to replicating this success in the Orient. It was always a priority for us to bring our turnkey, open-design Scanning NV magnetometer ProteusQ to Japan and Korea, and the initial response of the scientific community has been very receptive’ said Benjamin Holmes Quantum Sales Manager for the Far East at Qnami. About Qnami: Qnami is a VC-backed high-tech company with its roots at the Physics Department of the University of Basel in Switzerland. It develops fundamental new technology using quantum mechanics. The control of the state of a single electron enables measurement with a precision that could never be achieved before. The technique is called quantum sensing and Qnami is enthusiastically developing it to improve people’s lives and the world. Extensive academic research and deep knowledge build the ground for all that Qnami does. With this technology, Qnami is redefining the common understanding of precision. Qnami offers an open team culture of mutual respect and intercultural understanding which is both business and scientific minded. Qnami attracts young, multicultural, open and skilled team members, who have a deep passion for the work. www.qnami.ch About Quantum Design: Quantum Design operates at the forefront of technological innovation, with a focus on materials science, optoelectronics, and life science— core disciplines that hold immense potential for shaping the future of human advancement. Their significant contributions span the discovery of high-temperature superconducting materials, their applications in laser microfabrication and optical communications, and the analysis of the human genome. These breakthroughs have played pivotal roles in new materials, semiconductors, information communications, and medical pharmaceuticals, with anticipated future strides in technology. As the Japanese and Korean subsidiaries of the American company Quantum Design, QD Japan and QD Korea also function as high-tech trading companies, and by providing the world’s most cutting-edge scientific equipment, they consistently conduct user research and solve problems in the industrial field. Our policy is to continue to make efforts as a company to support the success of these companies with our advanced technological capabilities. QD Japan https://www.qd-japan.com/products/nv-qnami/ | QD Korea http://qdkorea.com/introduction.html#p-56

QBN Events

SQuaD Workshop on Quantum Communication

As part of the BMBF umbrella project quantum communication Germany “SQuaD“ we are pleased to invite you to an exciting workshop on Quantum Communication. Further information on SQuaD, its goals, and activities can be found on the project website. Aiming to shape the future of the Quantum Communication industry in Germany and the European Unition […]

28.02.2024 10:00 am

WG Photonic Quantum Technologies: Integrated Quantum Photonics

RSVP required     Integrated Quantum Photonics uses PICs (photonic integrated circuits) to enable various quantum technology applications. State of the art photonic quantum technologies provides us with a interference-free, minaturizeable and scaleable platform for applications in quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensing. Save the date for this exclusive QBN Meeting, hosted by SiPhotonIC […]

21.03.2024 10:00 am

WG Quantum Computing & Applications: Advances in Healthcare

Join us in the Quantum Computing and Applications working group to engage in pivotal discussions about harnessing the power of quantum computing for revolutionizing healthcare, exploring innovative ways to integrate this cutting-edge technology into medical systems while enhancing patient care. WG meeting details:Date: 11.04.2024Format: Online MeetingRSVP required. QBN WG Meetings are for QBN members only!Contact […]

11.04.2024 3:00 pm

Quantum Leadership Session: Quantum Computing – Status Quo

Welcome to our Quantum Leadership Session! Join us for an insightful exploration into the current landscape of quantum computing, featuring speakers from industry key players.   Our session will dive deep into the theme of “Quantum Computing Status Quo,” offering valuable insights into the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the field. Hear from distinguished […]

15.04.2024 3:00 pm

Quantum Calls

New funding call: Communication networks of the future

Die Erhebung, Übermittlung und Verarbeitung von großen Datenmengen für Anwendungen in Bereichen wie Industrie 4.0, Smart City, vernetztes Fahren, Tele- und Präzisionsmedizin erfordern eine effiziente und performante Kommunikationsinfrastruktur. Innovative Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien ermöglichen neben deutlich höheren Datenraten die Vernetzung von Milliarden von Maschinen und sichere Datenübertragung nahezu in Echtzeit und prägen so die Kommunikationsnetze der […]

Deadline: 29.02.2024 | 2:00 pm

New funding call: Artificial Intelligence – Data Science

Mit der Initiative „Künstliche Intelligenz – Data Science“ fördert das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie (StMWi) anwendungsoffene Innovationen im Bereich Datenanalyse, Data Science und Künstliche Intelligenz, welche die Digitalisierung u. a. von Prozessen, Produkten und Geschäftsmodellen in bayerischen Unternehmen vorantreiben und die Bewältigung zukünftiger, gesellschaftlicher Herausforderungen unterstützen. Gegenstand der Förderung Gegenstand der Förderung […]

Deadline: 29.02.2024 | 2:00 pm

New funding call: Safe Future Technologies in a Hyper-connected World: Artificial Intelligence

Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) ist zweifellos eine der Schlüsseltechnologien der Zukunft und muss daher sicher gestaltet sein. Mit der Veröffentlichung des Chatbots „ChatGPT“ Ende 2022 ist die Mächtigkeit der aktuellen Generation von KI-Systemen einer breiten Öffentlichkeit bewusst geworden. In der Folge ist die öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit vor allem für generative KI, wie beispielsweise KI-basierte Text- und Bildgeneratoren, […]

Deadline: 15.03.2024 | 11:00 pm

New funding call: Stimulating transnational research and development of next generation quantum technologies, including basic theories and components

Expected outcome: Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes: Scope: Proposals should support the networking and coordination of national activities in support of the Quantum Flagship by implementing calls for proposals resulting primarily in grants to third parties in this area, in accordance with the provisions of the General Annexes. i) the gaps […]

Deadline: 19.03.2024 | 5:00 pm

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