- The Graphene Flagship and the Quantum Flagship are two of the most ambitious research initiatives funded by the European Commission, aiming to develop high impact technologies over 10 years with budgets of at least EUR 1 billion each.
- Both Flagships will have devoted spaces in the exhibit floor in the NEXTech Hall 8.0 of the MWC2019 in Barcelona (Graphene in Stand 8.0K31 and Quantum in Stand 8.0M18).
- The Graphene Pavilion tells visitors, through more than 20 innovative technologies, how graphene technologies provide new functionalities, from single devices with connection capabilities, to the internet of things.
- Visitors to the Quantum Flagship space will be able to learn more about the second quantum revolution and those quantum technologies that have emerged, focusing particularly on how current communication technologies will be impacted by quantum physics.
In 2016, the Mobile World Congress’ Graphene Flagship opened a window for the 100.000+ visitors to learn and interact with the most disruptive graphene-based technologies developed in Europe. Now in its 4th edition, the Graphene Pavilion demonstrates how graphene enables a whole new connectivity approach thanks to its unique properties, from the single connected device to a mesh network of embedded processors, sensors and communication hardware that conform the Internet of Things ecosystem. In addition, visitors can virtually walk through the production process of the material itself, providing evidence about how these materials are being produced at large scale, and at low cost.
In this edition, MWC19 intends on boosting the disruptive technologies available in the NexTech Hall. Coming into the game as a new player, the recently launched Quantum Flagship makes its official presentation at MWC19, bringing to the audience a grasp of quantum technologies that aim to radically improve the telecommunications arena. In this singular space, the Quantum Flagship will tell visitors about the trends in quantum communications, including a prototype of a quantum random number generator chip provided by the company Quside, a partner of the flagship.
With a life span of 10 years and a budget of at least EUR 1 billion each, FET Flagships are the among the most ambitious research projects funded by the European Commission. The Graphene and Quantum flagships have the common goal of taking and transferring the discoveries and research from the lab to the market into commercial applications that will help create the next generation of disruptive technologies, searching to position Europe as a worldwide knowledge-based industrial and technological leader in both innovative fields.
“The Graphene Pavilion is a great opportunity for us to display the latest results of graphene-based technologies to a broad range of decision makers and to meet with industry on their own turf” comments Prof. Jari Kinaret, director of the Graphene Flagship. “Events like the Mobile World Congress are of increasing importance to the Graphene Flagship as we move to higher technology readiness levels and get closer to the market.”
Prof. Tommaso Calarco, from the Institute for Quantum Control of Forschungszentrum Jülich and coordinator of the Quantum Coordination and Support Action in charge of successfully launching the Quantum Flagship mentions, “We are really excited for this opportunity to be present at MWC19 – an opportunity for us to reach out to a very broad audience. Quantum technologies are receiving increasing attention worldwide, both from big companies and from the general public, and we are going to do our best to make this emerging field as accessible and understandable for everyone as we can.”
Graphene Flagship Stand: NEXTech 8.0K31
Quantum Flagship Stand: NEXTech 8.0M18
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About the Graphene Flagship
The Graphene Flagship is one of the largest research projects funded by the European Commission. With a budget of €1 billion over 10 years, it represents a new form of joint, coordinated research, forming Europe’s biggest ever research initiative. The Flagship is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from academic laboratories into European society, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.
About the Quantum Flagship
The Quantum Flagship was launched in 2018 as one of the largest and most ambitious research initiatives of the European Union. With a budget of at least €1 billion and a duration of 10 years, the flagship brings together research institutions, academia, industry, enterprises, and policy makers, in a joint and collaborative initiative on an unprecedented scale. The main objective of the Flagship is to consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in this research area as well as to transfer quantum physics research from the lab to the market by means of commercial applications and disruptive technologies. With over 5000 researchers from academia and industry involved in this initiative throughout its lifetime, it aims to create the next generation of disruptive technologies that will impact Europe’s society, placing the region as a worldwide knowledge-based industry and technological leader in this field.
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March 19th, 2019
Quantum Flagship discusses research and innovation strategy
End of February 2019, the first European Quantum Technology Conference, initiated by the European funding initiative Quantum Flagship, took place in Grenoble. Members of the research community presented current developments and worked together on the strategic orientation of the program.
March 11th, 2019
The Quantum Flagship at the Mobile World Congress
Supported by the European Commission, visitors to the Quantum Flagship space were able to learn about quantum technologies, in particular quantum communications, which in the future will search to improve the telecommunications arena.
March 8th, 2019
Survey of QT Outreach and Training
The Quantum Flagship coordination action is working on coordinating training activities in the area of modern quantum technologies in Europe. As a starting point, we would like to understand and survey what already exists.