QUCATS - Coordination and support action of the Quantum Flagship
The Quantum Flagship’s new Coordination and Support Action ‘QUCATS’ will run from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2025. Following on from the work done by its predecessors QSA and QFlag, QUCATS will strengthen the Flagship’s foundations and steer it through the next phase, in which European quantum technologies mature and the ecosystem of initiatives expands.
QUCATS is coordinated by Philippe Grangier from CNRS. It is made up of 11 partners from all over Europe and all along the quantum technology value chain – from renowned academic centres to research and technology organisations (RTOs) to industry associations. These partners and their particular roles are listed below.
Members of the QUCATS Coordination and Support Action
|Participant Name||Country||responsible for|
|Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)||France||Management, Governance, Strategy|
|VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH (VDITZ)||Germany||Governance, National Programme Cooperation|
|Commissariat à l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA)||France||International Cooperation, Strategy, Innovation, Outreach|
|European Quantum Industry Consortium e.V. (QuIC)||Germany||Innovation, Infrastructure|
|Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS)||Germany||Education, Training, Infrastructure|
|Fundació Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)||Spain||Education, Outreach|
|Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO)||Netherlands||Innovation, Infrastructure|
|Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)||Italy||Education, Training|
|Portuguese Quantum Institute (PQI)||Portugal||National Programme Cooperation, Monitoring|
|Aarhus Universitet||Denmark||Education, Training|
|Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy||Finland||Infrastructure, Training, Outreach|
QUCATS will facilitate the growth of the science and technology supply chain to ensure robustness and strategic coherence of the whole research and innovation ecosystem, and ensure that Europe stays ahead in the global economical and societal development.
It will sustain efforts towards outreach, cooperation, and exploitation, stabilize the quantum benefits through standardization and benchmarks, and develop and evaluate quantum technology-oriented workforce education and training. Another major role will be to support the European Commission in reaching its political ambition in quantum technologies, in order to safeguard European strategic assets, interests, and security, while advancing towards its goal of strategic autonomy. QUCATS will thus be instrumental in achieving one key Digital-Decade goal, namely, being at the cutting edge of quantum capabilities by 2030.
|Work package||Title||Lead participant|
|WP1||Strategy & growth||VDITZ|
|WP2||Outreach & cooperation||CEA|
|WP3||Standardisation & use cases||QuIC|
|WP5||Project management & support to EC policies||CNRS|