Mobile World Congress 2024 - The European Quantum Zone
Hall 6 Stand 6A8
The European Quantum Zone, organised by the European Quantum Flagship, showcases the innovation and development in Quantum Technologies that the European Union is driving forward. The space shows some of the latest advancements in this field, especially in quantum communication, sensing and computing. Several companies and initiatives will be present in the space.
Quantum Cryptography for Ultra-Secure Communication
LuxQuanta's mision is to seamlessly integrate innovative and secure Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems into existing telecommunication infrastructures, preserving the confidentiality of communications with quantum cryptography.
Q*Bird is building the next generation digital infrastructure.
The mission is to provide quantum networking equipment for the current, and future quantum internet. Today, Q*Bird builds devices for quantum secured communications. Tomorrow the company will enable general purpose quantum connectivity.
Full-stack quantum computing company that builds analogue Quantum Application Specific Solutions (QASICs) to bring quantum benefits now.
A unique solution to deploy and manage quantum-safe technologies within existing network infrastructure in a transparent way for the final users.
For ten years Quside has perfected its technology to ensure providing Random Numbers - at the right speed, scale and quality - that can be measured and checked for accuracy. Quside aims to provide randomness to everyone, everywhere, and they made it small enough to solve a problem big enough.
Optical and quantum communication technologies for cyber security. ThinkQuantum covers the full value chain, from designing and manufacturing to commissioning, of quantum key distribution systems and quantum random numbers generation devices. Its technology applies to different fields and applications, from fibre-based networks, to free-space, to SatCom.
Empowering Photonics Innovation: Light Your Path!
Shorten your R&D of new QKD technologies and systems in our powerful simulation environment, which also includes various tools and add-ons for photonic component modeling up to optical system level simulation.
Technology development in Quantum Cryptography for future deployment in EuroQCI and private Telecom sector.
Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS), Germany, is a comprehensive bundling of Lower Saxony's expertise as an umbrella organisation for local value creation in quantum technology.
The QT Club
The QT Club corner stage will feature talks by the companies, initiatives and experts presenting their latest achievements and announcing new insights and products. Every day, different events will take place in this space.
The European Quantum Zone
EuroQCI-Spain is one of the 26 pieces of the continental-wide puzzle that Europe is putting together, known as the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI), with the sole idea of providing European regions with quantum technologies, enabling a digital sovereignty and industrial competitiveness for the region at a worldwide level, as well as helping to meet European Digital Decade target of being at the cutting edge of quantum capabilities by 2030. EuroQCI Spain is formed by ICFO, UPM, CSIC, Telefonica, Indra, Tecnobit (Grupo Oesia), and Cellnex Telecom.
LuxQuanta was established as a spin-off from ICFO in May 2021 after 4 years of technology incubation, with the goal of integrating advanced and secure quantum cryptography technologies into conventional communication infrastructures. The company is driven by a passion for innovation and a deep commitment to delivering state-of-the-art Quantum Key Distribution solutions that are easy to install while meeting the highest security requirements of governmental institutions, financial entities, data centers, and private telecommunication network providers.
LuxQuanta launched its first commercial QKD system, NOVA LQ®, in 2023, which is based on continuous-variable technology. LuxQuanta also leads the European consortium QUARTER, aiming to provide mature quantum technology for the EuroQCI initiative and its deployments. With its cutting-edge technology, experienced team, and dedication to excellence, LuxQuanta is determined to shape the future of quantum-secured communications while nurturing the development of a robust quantum ecosystem in Europe.
Q*Bird B.V. is a deep tech start-up specialising in a unique quantum cryptography product. Built on the fundamental laws of nature, this product ensures provable security against any potential attacks, including those from future quantum computers.
Q*Bird's primary objective is to safeguard data communications and digital infrastructure through their innovative products. Additionally, they aim to lay the foundation for the upcoming quantum internet.
The European Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) is a consortium composed of approximately 40 world-leading institutions collaborating to establish a global Quantum Internet rooted in Europe. By leveraging the diverse interdisciplinary team within QIA, the alliance aims to establish an innovative European platform for Quantum Internet development. The overarching goal is to construct a full-stack prototype network, potentially becoming the world's first of its kind.
Led by QuTech, QIA comprises academic institutions, telecom operators, system integrators, and quantum technology start-ups spanning eight European countries. The project is presently co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant number 101102140
Qilimanjaro is a full-stack quantum computing company with a distinctive approach aimed at maximising current technology capabilities to provide practical quantum advantage in a shorter time frame. Utilizing the analogue model of quantum computation, the company employs high-quality superconducting flux qubits and versatile qubit-qubit interactions to construct application-specific quantum devices (QASIC). Qilimanjaro adopts a co-design approach, bringing the design of the quantum chip closer to the use-case.
The company offers an exclusive "Quantum as a Service" model, enabling remote access to its unique quantum computing platforms. Additionally, Qilimanjaro provides a boutique service for the deployment and integration of in-premises quantum computers.
QoolNet - UPM
QoolNet emerged as the winning idea of a spin-off during the final phase of the ACTUAUPM program for entrepreneurship. The company's innovative concept centers around providing a solution for the construction and operation of production-ready quantum-safe networks.
QoolNet specialises in evolving already deployed networks to become quantum-safe, showcasing its capabilities through participation in various research projects. The platform developed by QoolNet for managing quantum-safe networks exhibits compatibility with every Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system and encryptor. It is designed to operate seamlessly over heterogeneous networks, offering full suitability for cryptographic and network services. The platform is grounded in industry standards, with some standards developed by QoolNet itself within the paradigm of Software Defined Network.
QoolNet has successfully conducted proof-of-concept demonstrations to showcase the compatibility of its solution with both quantum and classical systems.
QSNP is a European Quantum Flagship project that aims to develop quantum cryptography technology to secure the transmission of information over the internet.
QSNP will contribute to the European sovereignty in quantum technology for cybersecurity protecting the privacy and the sensitive information of European citizens transmitted over the internet.
The QuKomIn project, initiated by the Max Planck Institute for Light in Erlangen, aims to establish a tangible test infrastructure for quantum communication. This infrastructure takes the form of a hybrid fibre optic network, integrating satellite connections and housing application laboratories in the Erlangen/Nuremberg and Munich/Oberpfaffenhofen regions. The project operates in close collaboration with neighbouring initiatives in Saxony and Thuringia, as well as the QuNET initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Key partners in the QuKomIn project include FAU, Fraunhofer IIS, DLR, and LMU. With funding totalling approximately €15 million from the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (StMWi), this MQV lighthouse project is set to span a five-year period.
At Quside, the belief is that advances in technology create new capabilities that can transform the way billions of people communicate and compute. The mission is to deliver the highest performance quantum random number generators (QRNGs) to empower the transition to safer connectivity and more efficient computation for everyone, everywhere. Since the launch of Quside's first product, a high-quality QRNG based on their phase-diffusion technology, there has been continuous expansion of the product portfolio. This includes improvements to current solutions, such as key generation or Monte Carlo simulations, and enabling solutions that were previously impossible. Quside's quantum random number generators are recognized for making a significant difference in customers’ solutions.
As an active member of the European quantum community and the Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), Quside is also a key contributor to various projects for the European Commission (Qrange and Civiq projects for the Quantum Flagship program) and national efforts (Clave, Caramuel, QuSpin).
Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) brings together quantum expertise from science, industry, and politics in Lower Saxony, Germany. Supported by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and the Volkswagen Foundation, the non-profit QVLS e.V. shapes the impact of quantum technologies on the global stage. The network focuses on research and the transfer of quantum technologies, actively participating in the global race.
QVLS, whether through public events, conferences, or cross-regional collaborations, invests in long-term partnerships and a vibrant quantum community. In addition to transferring scientific expertise to startups and established companies, QVLS is dedicated to the education and training of the future quantum workforce. The organisation plays a crucial role in fostering the integration of quantum technologies into the economy and society.
ThinkQuantum is a leading company in the quantum communication landscape. Born as a spin-off of the University of Padua, ThinkQuantum is now an established firm offering complete solutions for cybersecurity and communication systems to both private corporations and government bodies worldwide.
ThinkQuantum covers the full value chain, from designing and manufacturing to commissioning, of quantum key distribution systems and quantum random number generation devices. On one side, QUKY, the Quantum Key Distribution Platform, provides BB84-based quantum-safe cryptographic keys with high quality in terms of security (QRN2Qubit direct stream), robustness, and reliability. The QKD platform includes the transmitter QUKY-TX (Alice) and the receiver QUKY-RX (Bob).
On the other side, THIKE, the source of true quantum randomness, provides the most secure random numbers based on Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. At the core of the device, a true random entropy source enables an ultra-fast stream of random numbers.
ThinkQuantum's technology applies to different fields and applications, from fibre-based networks to free-space and SatCom.
VPIphotonics has been a leading provider of comprehensive Photonic Design Automation (PDA) solutions for over 25 years. Their offerings include design methodologies, software tools, and services utilized in the engineering of complex photonic networks and products. Setting the industry standard for end-to-end photonic design automation, VPIphotonics incorporates design, analysis, and optimisation of components, systems, and networks.
The company's software solutions embed expert knowledge in flexible working environments, supporting applications in integrated photonics, optoelectronics, fibre optics, optical transmission systems and networks, link engineering, and equipment configuration. VPIphotonics empowers corporations to manage intellectual property and reduce operating expenses by streamlining processes, from R&D to technical sales and marketing.