The NCN to become a coordinator of QuantERA – an ERA-NET COFUND in Quantum Technologies

Monday, 12 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that the European Commission (EC) has allocated EUR 11.5 million for QuantERA, a program aiming to support research in Quantum Technologies, coordinated by the National Science Centre. It is the largest grant awarded to Poland in the framework program Horizon 2020.

The aim of QuantERA is to promote research in Quantum Technologies and create a common European strategy for the development of this field of science. Thanks to the EU co-funding, the NCN along with 31 institutions funding research in Europe will launch a call for international research projects in the field of Quantum Technologies. The call will be announced in the first half of 2017. Its budget will amount to almost EUR 35 million.

Quantum Technologies is a new, fast growing and highly interdisciplinary area of research. It relies on specifically quantum phenomena, such as entanglement, which have only recently been brought under full experimental control. The practical use of these phenomena may not only help us solve much faster important computational problems, but also ensure cryptographic data transmission, with safety guaranteed by the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. Research in Quantum Technologies may also lead to the development of new generations of sensors with significantly higher sensitivity.


Sylwia Kostka, tel. +48 12 341 9018

Anna Plater-Zyberk, tel. +48 12 341 9016