San Cristóbal de La Laguna, September 29th
On September 28th and 29th, QCIRCLE, the European project led by ARQUIMEA’s research center, participated in the Second Teaming Conference in Izola, Slovenia. Organized by the Innorenew Center of Excellence, it welcomed representatives of the first, second and third generation Teaming for Excellence projects, as well as members of the European Commission, an entity that co-finances this type of initiatives within the framework of the Horizon Europe program.
ARQUIMEA Research Center successfully presented the QCIRCLE project “QCIRCLE Center of Excellence: accelerating quantum impact on sustainability”, which started in May 2023. The project aims to accelerate the adoption of emerging quantum technologies, enhancing their potential benefits. The activity of the Center of Excellence will move along the four basic pillars of quantum technology (sensing, computing, algorithms/optimization and communications) and will tackle missions where its impact on sustainability is expected to make a difference, such as efficient energy distribution and monitoring; high-precision sensing and modeling of the evolution of climate change indicators; the development of CO2-neutral transport and industries and agriculture; and early diagnosis and personalized treatments.
Teaming actions are aimed at supporting the creation of new centers of excellence or boosting existing centers in countries and outermost regions with low R&D&I activity. They are based on partnerships between leading European research centers and beneficiary entities located in countries or regions with low R&D&I performance in order for the latter to achieve a competitive position at a global level.
In the case of QCIRCLE, the project partners are the following: including CSIC and its quantum platform QTEP (Spain), the University of ULM and its Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany), the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing (UK) and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria).
At the conference, the various projects were presented and an exchange of best practices took place.