D2.1 Initial Specifications of UNIQORN Devices and Initial Definition of Application Scenarios

The second quantum revolution is imminent and quantum communications is one of the main reasons since it has been identified as information-theoretical secure for data transmission. However, to achieve quantum communication networks, available compact and highperformance modules are needed together with deployed experimental testbeds for the evaluation of these modules with real application scenarios. …

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D8.3 Press release and communication kit

Communication and dissemination of project results is of major importance for the project participants. The goal of the project partners is to raise awareness, inform and engage the target audience and promote the project’s results. For these reasons we published a press release at the beginning of the project and designed the project’s communication kit. …

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D8.2 Website development and creation of social accounts

In this document we present the UNIQORN website and the Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. The UNIQORN website and social media accounts have been set up in the first project month aiming at raising awareness about the project, informing and engaging with the target audience and promoting the project’s outputs and results. …

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D8.1 Factsheet and project presentation

This deliverable presents the UNIQORN factsheet and the project’s overview presentation. The project factsheet contains information about the project idea and the project participants and will be distributed in various scientific and industry events where the project partners are planning to participate. …

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D1.1 Project handbook and quality assurance plan

This report presents the management procedures and the quality processes to provide assurance that the project partners will achieve the highest possible quality of project results. …

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Our 1st Technical Meeting in Berlin

On January 21 – 22, 2019 our 1st technical meeting took place in Berlin Germany hosted by Fraunhofer HHI.

The main topics discussed were the technologies, applications and demonstrators, which are going to be delivered in the project. Future actions and steps have been discussed and agreed among the project partners.

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Quantum advantage for probabilistic one-time programs

One-time programs, computer programs which self-destruct after being run only once, are a powerful building block in cryptography and would allow for new forms of secure software distribution. However, ideal one-time programs have been proved to be unachievable using either classical or quantum resources. …

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UNIQORN at EU ICT 2018 Conference

   

 

On 5th of December, UNIQORN participated in the EU ICT 2018 Conference, which as open and participatory event discusses the future of the digital Europe and was hosted in Vienna in 2018.

Marie-Christine Röhsner from University of Vienna and Hannes Hübel from AIT delivered talks themed “Quantum computing – why should I care?” and “Building our digital society on the foundations of quantum physics”, followed by a lively discussion on the benefits and dangers that are to be unlocked in the upcoming years. We were also happy to join forces with our Quantum Flagship partner Stephanie Wehner from the QIA to promote the importance of quantum technology.

Furthermore, AIT conducted a public experiment to explain the guiding of optical signals to interested individuals not skilled in the art. The principle of waveguiding in optical fibers or photonic integrated circuits has been demonstrated in a hands-on experiment by streaming classic music carried by optical light through a water jet.

More than 6000 participants attended the EU ICT 2018 from all over Europe!

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EU QT Flagship kick-off event

© Quantum Flagship

As one of the funded Flagship projects, UNIQORN was actively participating in the festive launch of the European Quantum Flagship on 29th and 30th of November, 2018. Among the various application domains, quantum communication received prominent attention, resulting in an allocation of 4 of the 12 thematic projects to this important pillar. The complementary nature of these quantum communication projects promise cross-pollination among them, as it was also pointed out during the strategic discussions within the Science and Engineering Board.

The UNIQORN partners that participated in the kick-off event were actively engaged in the discussions on the strategic research agenda and the implementation of the Quantum Technology Flagship and could disseminate the objectives of UNIQORN through distribution of technical leaflets. AIT as the project leader presented UNIQORN during the poster session, which was positively recognised by the event participants.

We are looking forward to the next Flagship event in Grenoble in February 2019, co-located with the European Quantum Technologies Conference.

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