QuantERA Call 2019 Announcement

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QuantERA has launched its second joint transnational call (Call 2019) for proposals in support of transnational research in the field of quantum technologies (QT) on November 21st, 2018. Research funding organisations from 25 countries take part in the call. The deadline to submit proposals is the 18th of February 2019.

The call covers six main topics in the QT field:
• Quantum communication
• Quantum simulation
• Quantum computation
• Quantum information sciences
• Quantum metrology sensing and imaging

Submitted proposals are expected to contribute to the development of the emerging field of quantum technologies research in Europe and should explore collaborative and multidisciplinary advanced science and/or cutting-edge engineering with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of quantum technologies and allow Europe to take the leadership early on these promising future technology areas.

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

QuantERA aims at spreading research excellence across the European Research Area by encouraging consortia to include partners from the widening countries participating in the call: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.

An information & networking session will be organized by the QuantERA consortium on December 5th, 2018 in Vienna during the ICT 2018 Event to allow researchers to exchange ideas in order to form/strengthen consortia for project proposals. QuantERA will give a presentation of the Call 2019 during this meeting. Interested researchers and stakeholders can register for the event here: https://quantera.eu/news/76-networking-session-for-the-quantera-call-2019.

QuantERA’s 1st call for proposals, announced in January 2017, attracted high interest of the scientific community with 221 applications submitted at the first stage of the call. Thanks to the joint funding provided by the European Commission and the QuantERA member organisations, QuantERA Consortium finally recommended 26 excellent international proposals for funding of over EUR 32 M. The projects involve 128 research teams from 23 countries.

To learn more about topics of the upcoming call, participating funding organisations, eligibility and evaluation criteria, please consult the official announcement of the call at www.quantera.eu.