Thursday, 22 November 2018

Launch of the QuantERA Call 2019

QuantERA Network has launched its 2nd call for proposals in the field of quantum technologies on 21st November 2018. Submitted proposals should explore collaborative advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of quantum technologies and help Europe grasp leadership early on in promising future technology areas.

Thematic scope of proposals should include one or more of the following areas:
1. Quantum communication
2. Quantum simulation
3. Quantum computation
4. Quantum information sciences
5. Quantum metrology sensing and imaging


Funding: ca. EUR 20 M

Application and evaluation procedure: A one stage application procedure (joint submission of short and full proposals) will be open for consortia composed of researchers from at least three countries participating in the QuantERA Call 2019.

The coordinator compiles a short and a full proposal using the templates available below and submits them via the Electronic Submission System (ESS): she or he uploads the project description in the ESS and enters the administrative and financial project data in the ESS. The ESS will be open in late December 2018.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
1. Excellence,
2. Impact,
3. Quality and efficiency of the implementation.

The deadline for submitting short and full proposals is February 18th, 2019, 17.00 Central European Time.

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

QuantERA aims at spreading research excellence throughout the whole European Research Area. Therefore, proposal consortia are encouraged to include partners from the widening countries participating in the call: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.

Partner Search Tool: QuantERA has secured a dedicated networking space. To share your project idea please register at https://ncn.gov.pl/partners/quantera2/.

An info & networking session will be organized by the QuantERA consortium on December 5th, 2018 during the ICT 2018 Event in Vienna. The event will take place in the Austria Center Vienna (Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220, Wien) in Room L8 from 14.30 until 16.00. Interested researchers and stakeholders can register for the event here.

For any further details on the call as well as the proposal form please go to the QuantERA call website.