University’s SnT will build the first testbed for quantum communication infrastructure in Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), in collaboration with the Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy (SMC) of the Ministry of State, announced the development of the Luxembourg Quantum Communication Infrastructure Laboratory (LUQCIA).
The 5-year project is funded by the European Union’s Recovery and Resilience Facility in the context of the NextGenerationEU initiative, and will aim to build a national testbed in 2023 to enable advanced and applied research in quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum internet – a vital stage in the next generation of computing and internet usage.
ID Quantique is proud to be part of this quantum communication infrastructure laboratory project, by supplying QKD devices to connect at least two geographical sites within the LUQCIA research infrastructure. LUQCIA will rely primarily on a terrestrial network and will integrate the space segment through follow-up activities. Once up and running in 2023, the LUQCIA lab will be open to national and international stakeholders for joint research activities in the framework of SnT’s Partnership Programme.