Home institution: University of Basel
The NCCR SPIN aims to make a major contribution to research into and the development of quantum computers and create the basis for a new information-processing technology. The NCCR’s objective is to develop small, fast, scalable silicon-based qubits. It will also generate important findings on software and algorithm development, error correction and the architecture of future quantum computers.
The NCCR comprises an interdisciplinary team with research groups working in experimental and theoretical physics, material science, engineering and computer science. There will also be close cooperation with the industry-based research partner IBM Research, creating exceptional opportunities to develop prototypes and practically applicable technology. This could lay the foundations for accelerating the pace of digitalisation.
Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss Francs):
Time-frame Funding source 2020 – 2023 SNSF grant 17'000’000 Total funding available 30'200’000
NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.