Swiss Quantum Call 2024
For Swiss quantum researchers who aim to establish, foster and extend collaborations in Switzerland and abroad, as well as project partners from industry.
The Swiss Quantum Call 2024 is based on the strategic considerations of the Swiss Quantum Commission (SQC) and forms one part of the ongoing Swiss Quantum Initiative (SQI). A total budget of 16 million francs is available to fund projects (consisting of 10 million francs from the transitional measures and 6 million francs from the Swiss Quantum Initiative) provided by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). This call aims at strengthening Swiss Quantum research, particularly in view of the current non-association of Switzerland to Horizon Europe.
Independent early-career scientists and researchers not eligible for participation in quantum-related Horizon-Europe calls are encouraged to participate in this call.
The purpose of the call is to enable qualified researchers to carry out research with self-chosen goals independently and under their own responsibility on the following topics:
- Quantum communication
- Quantum computation
- Quantum simulation
- Quantum sensing
- Quantum metrology
Furthermore, proposals in the following fields are welcome if they are key to the physical systems or engineering technologies within one of the above topics: Materials for quantum devices, Quantum control hardware, Quantum theory, Computer sciences.
The applicants must carry out their work independently, under their own responsibility and with objectives they have set for themselves.
The Swiss Quantum Call Steering Committee for this call assigns the proposals for the Swiss Quantum Call to one of the two categories depending on the corresponding applicant: (i) Proposals from early career and (ii) Proposals from established researchers.
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The Swiss Quantum Call 2024 proposals are evaluated by the Swiss Quantum Call 2024 Evaluation Panel, consisting of national and international experts from the disciplines concerned.
The members of this panel will be appointed by the following Swiss Quantum Call Steering Committee.
Area of expertise
IBM Research Zurich
Senior researcher at IBM Research
Current president of Division II of the SNSF Research Council
Nanoscale electronics with applications in thermal transport, thermoelectricity tribology, molecular electronics and nanomechanics
Professor of Quantum Information Theory, University of Pavia
Quantum information theory to study the foundations of physics and to obtain practical applications to quantum computation, quantum metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum technology in general.
Professor at ETHZ
Director of NCCR QSIT (Quantum Science and Technology)
Former member of the SNSF Research Council
Electronic properties of novel semiconductor nanostructures controlling material down to the atomic scale, improving the understanding of the quantum properties of electrons in nanostructures.
Professor at Forschungszentrum Jülich
Chairman of the HE Quantum Flagship's Quantum Community Network
Investigating fundamental quantum processes with the goal of reducing error rates and thus improving the computational accuracy of quantum computers - for all qubit types.
Further information can be found in the call document:
- Evaluation procedure (Art. 5.2 of the call document (PDF))
- Communication of decisions (Art. 5.3 of the call document (PDF))
- Conducting the approved projects (Art. 6 of the call document (PDF))
- Steering Committee (Art. 7.1 of the call document (PDF))
- Evaluation panel (Art. 7.2 of the call document (PDF))
Guidelines and regulations