The transnational call is providing approximately €33 million for projects focusing on applied quantum science and quantum phenomena and resources.
QuantERA II is a European Research Area network focused on quantum technologies (QT). It supports multilateral research projects with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of QT through collaborations exploring advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering.
QuantERA II is now inviting applications for a new call in Quantum Sciences and Technologies. A total of approximately €33 million is available for projects focused on one of the following two topics:
- Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR): where the goal is to lay the foundations for the QT of the future. The focus is on basic quantum science and fundamental physics, and the projects should explore novel quantum phenomena, concepts, resources, protocols, algorithms, and/or address major challenges that prevent broad applications of some quantum technologies.
- Applied Quantum Science (AQS): where the goal is to take known quantum effects and established concepts from quantum science, translate them into technological applications and develop new products. These could be novel devices that are based on known quantum effects and that will serve a novel application in QT, or devices and systems that translate known quantum applications into products and industrial applications.
Projects are expected to address one or more of the following research areas:
- Quantum communication.
- Quantum simulation.
- Quantum computation.
- Quantum information sciences.
- Quantum metrology sensing and imaging.
The standard consortium size will be three to six partners. The project consortia must have a minimum of three eligible partners requesting funding in at least three of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Québec), Croatia (tbc), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy (tbc), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (tbc), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, United Kingdom. To spread research excellence throughout Europe, QuantERA II projects are encouraged to include partners from the widening countries participating in the Call.
In addition, to leverage innovation capacity across Europe and connect with industry, QuantERA projects are encouraged to involve key actors that can contribute to development of QT domain in the future, for example excellent early career researchers (in both topics), ambitious high-tech SMEs (in particular in the AQS topic), etc.
Applicants are invited to use QuantERA II's Partner Search Tool to facilitate the process of forming research consortia. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners, and partners looking for projects.
Applicants are also invited to attend an online webinar hosted by the QuantERA Coordinator and the Call Secretariat on 2 March 2023 at 14:00 CET to address any questions related to the call.
Eligibility requirements, national/regional topics of interest, eligible costs and funding provisions may vary according to the respective funding organisation's regulations. Project partners must therefore refer and adhere to their own regional/national regulations and scientific remits, as detailed in the relevant regional/national announcements.
Projects are expected to start in January 2024 and are expected to last for 24-36 months.
Applications should be submitted by the 11 May 2023 (17:00 CET) deadline.
How to Apply
For more information, visit the Quantera website.