Interruptor Background 02

QoolNet - UPM

"A unique solution to deploy and manage quantum-safe technologies within existing  network infrastructure in a transparent way for the final users."



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.




Laura Ortiz Martín
PhD in Physics 2018, Complutense University of Madrid

Laura completed her doctoral thesis in Topological Quantum Computing at Complutense University of Madrid, followed by a postdoctoral stay at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in quantum metrology with nitrogen vacancies. Currently serving as an assistant professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), she is associated with the quantum information and communication research group, led by Vicente Martín. The group focuses on quantum communications, with a central emphasis on quantum cryptography. Laura's research extends beyond quantum key distribution, exploring protocols beyond this domain. Over the years, she has gained experience in post-quantum cryptography algorithms within the group.

Álvaro López García
Bachelor in Computer Science 2022, University of Cantabria

Álvaro is a forward-thinking graduate student of Computer Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and is currently pursuing his MSc. Holding a solid foundation from the University of Cantabria, he demonstrates a passion for research, focusing his professional career on quantum technologies as a Full-Time Researcher at the Center for Computational Simulation (GIICC - UPM). His expertise lies in Python programming, and he is actively engaged in designing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) software for the MadQCI quantum network.

Yorlandy Lobaina Delgardo
(MSc in Cybersecurity 2022, Universidad Carlos III

Yorlandy is a researcher at the Center for Quantum Communications at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. With a background in cybersecurity, he works as a researcher and security analyst, contributing to the design of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) software for the MadQCI quantum network.

Juan Pedro Brito
PhD in Computer Science 2016, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Juan Pedro completed his doctoral thesis on High-Performance Computing and Scientific Visualisation at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Currently an assistant professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, his research is connected to the quantum information and communication research group led by Vicente Martín. The group focuses on quantum communications and quantum cryptography. Juan Pedro's research lines concentrate on integrating Quantum-safe technologies into current telecommunication networks, utilizing modern paradigms such as Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation.