2023 QuantERA Call

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Since 2016, the QuantERA ERA-NET has supported research collaboration in Europe in information technologies and quantum communication (Q-ICST). This year, a new call for projects is being launched.

In this year's call, the European funding scheme QuantERA will promote the following two topics with a budget of approx. 33 million euros.

  • Quantum phenomena and resources
  • Applied quantum science

In both topics, funded projects should address one or more of the following areas: quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum computation, quantum information sciences, quantum metrology (sensing and imaging).

Researchers can submit project proposals from 26 January 2023 until 11 May 2023. Applicants whose projects are approved will be informed by year-end 2023.

In the framework of QuantERA II (the second funding programme of the European Research Area Network in the area of quantum technologies), international consortia composed of researchers from at least three of the following 28 countries can submit applications: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. To contribute to the expansion and dissemination of scientific excellence within the European Union, consortia are encouraged to include partners from the enlargement countries (in italics).

Given that QuantERA is supported by the Horizon 2020 framework programme, to which Switzerland is fully associated, researchers in Switzerland are still eligible to coordinate consortia.

An international panel will scientifically evaluate the proposals. Each partner in a consortium is supported by a research funding agency from his or her country or region. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF's project funding scheme and are urged to contact us if this is their first submission to the SNSF.

In parallel with the QuantERA application, you need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF (under Programmes/ERA-NET+EJP 2023).

In the last call for projects in 2021, QuantERA supported 39 projects, 7 of which had a partner in Switzerland.

Transnational research

QuantERA is a consortium consisting of 39 funding agencies from 31 countries in Europe and beyond. It was established in 2016 to support excellent multidisciplinary research in the area of quantum technologies that might lead to technological breakthroughs in the long term. The QuantERA consortium itself is funded by the European Union under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme.