Europe’s Quantum Technology on Display at MWC24’s European Quantum Zone

Cutting-edge quantum technologies displayed, connecting with global audience, and aiming for market integration.

The European Quantum Flagship returns to the Mobile World Congress (MWC24) with the European Quantum Zone – Hall 6 Stand 6A8- aimed at showcasing the most recent and important advances in quantum technologies for the digital market as well as the immersive and connectivity industry.

The worldwide congress, held from February 26-29 in Barcelona, will be an outstanding opportunity for the European Quantum Flagship and other EU and local Quantum Initiatives to show some of their most mature technology and disruptive innovations, connect with the global audience, and seek to enable the integration of these technologies within the current market.

This year, MWC24 will host The European Quantum Zone. Curated by ICFO and located in Hall 6 – Stand 6A8, it will feature the latest achievements and advances mainly in the field of quantum technologies, and particularly quantum-encrypted communications, in tone with the audience of the mobile that is interested in cybersecurity, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, finance, healthcare, reliability and agility in secure communications, data centres and 6G, among others.

Arranged in an area of 100m2, the space is divided into five main areas: 

1.       The Quantum Flagship: in its sixth year of life, the Flagship will provide an overview of what is happening in Europe, the initiatives that are currently running within this huge program, and also the more recent EuroQCI program, as well as access to the Strategic Research and Industry Agenda that encompasses an overview of the roadmap for the next future.

2.       Companies: in quantum communications, the companies Q-bird, LuxQuanta, Qoolnet-Cl, Quside; ThinkQuantum will share the latest in technology related to Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNGs) devices, QKD devices, quantum cryptography systems, key management software, among others; in quantum computing Qilimanjaro will be present providing software and hardware solution for computing, and finally VPIPhotonics will display technology related to quantum and photonics integrated circuits, software and design services.

3.       DEMO on Quantum-encrypted communications:  the DEMO will feature the essential elements of a -European Quantum Communications Infrastructure (EuroQCI), where the companies LuxQuanta and Qoolnet-UPM will integrate their different QKD devices to create an SDN-controlled quantum network, both at a hardware and software level, showing this through video conference system validated by quantum key distribution protocols.

4.       European Initiatives: Many initiatives will be present at the European Quantum Zone:  Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA); Quantum Secure Network Partnership (QSNP), Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS), QuKomin, EuroQCI-Spain, and Plan Complementario de Comunicaciones Cuánticas, among others.

5.       The QT Club: the quantum corner is a stage area within the stand where exhibitors present the latest advances in the field and announce new insights on future programs, initiatives, as well as collaborations or synergies, among others, to underline the leading position of Europe in this area. This year, the QT corner will host the quantum coffees at 11:00h and, at 16:00h, there will be the launch of the QIA Forum, the Post Quantum Cryptography panel organized by Quside, as well as the QSNP panel on “Quantum Communications to Secure the Future”, among other activities.

What you will see at MWC24’s European Quantum Zone is just a small sample of how Europe is seeking to drive quantum technologies into the market, industry and ultimately society to push boundaries, revolutionize the way we communicate, process information, and interact with the world around us to enhance daily life and become solutions to the needs of our society.

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