The potential of QIPC in Poland led to a decision to create on 29-th June 2007 National Quantum Information Centre of Gdańsk - a joint research unit formed together by University of Gdańsk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Lodz University, Jagiellonian University, Adam Mickiewicz University, Technical University of Gdańsk and Wroclaw University (http://www.kcik.univ.gda.pl). The main goal of the Centre is to become an important element of European Research Space, a strong partner for international QIPC projects and in QIPC consultations conducted by EC. The Centre will stimulate QIPC research by, among others:
- fostering interaction between theory and experiment within QIPC in Poland
- providing a meeting ground of Polish scientists with world leaders in quantum information
- cooperation with the participating institutions, an expert coordination of research, and joint applications for European grants
- Ph. D. research programs
- developing new technologies in QIPC – prototypes and patents, and general cooperation with high-tech industries in Poland (as a research and development unit, and source of expert advice, and standards).
The Centre may serve as an excellent place for small scale workshops.