Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure (PTQCI)

Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure

The Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure (PTQCI) project is the first terrestial segment of the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI) in Portugal and represents the first step towards the integration in the European infrastructure. Indeed, PTQCI is part of a roadmap for deploying secure communication infrastructures and technology provision and shall allow the deployment of highly secure, scalable, and resilient networks based on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) between different public authorities in Lisbon, as well as a testbed network involving academic and private stakeholders.
The project consortium is comprised of Deimos (as the coordinator), Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (as the National Connectivity Competent Authority), IP TELECOM, AlticeLabs, Instituto de Telecommunicações, Adyta, Instituto Superior Técnico, the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., Warpcom, Omnidea, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, and the Instituto Português da Qualidade.
PTQCI project members will design and install the first quantum network in Portugal. The implementation of this quantum network, together with the involvement of national experts in the development of cipher machines will enhance the Portuguese sovereignty in this domain.
Tech Day 2024
The second edition of the Quantum Tech Day took place in Aveiro, at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, on March 13, 2024. Ernesto Galvão from INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory presented on Photonics Quantum Computing, and Professor Armando Nolasco Pinto discussed an engineering approach with MATLAB in Quantum Computing.
March 13, 2024
Quantum Communication Networks Workshop
From February 26 to 27, the University of Aveiro hosted the "Quantum Communications Network" workshop, organized by the Quantum Communications Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. The event brought together national and international key players in the field of quantum technologies.
February 26-27, 2024
PTQCI Newsletter#2
The second PTQCI Newsletter was published today. In this document, you may find the highlithgts of the second semester of the project and some other important information. You can download it here.
December 31, 2023
Experimental field trial
Three of our partners, (FCCN, IPTelecom, and Warpcom),implemented a Secure Communication Link based on Quantum Technologies, connecting two points, on a 14-kilometer route, in Lisbon.
November, 2023
Three of our partners, (GNS, IT and Deimos), participated in a field demonstration of a cutting-edge quantum-link CV-QKD system at #REPMUS23 and #NATODYMS23 exercises, organized by the Portuguese Navy at the Operational Experimentation Center in Troia, Portugal.
September 23, 2023
PTQCI Newsletter#1
The first PTQCI Newsletter was published today. In this document, you may find the highlithgts of the first six months of the project and some other important information. You can download it here.
July 7, 2023
PETRUS Project Meeting
PTQCI representatives participated in the PETRUS project and EU Commission meeting which took place on the 7th of June in Brussels.
July 7, 2023
Tech Day 2023
This workshop took place on the 13th of March in the Instituto de Telecomunicações, headquartered at the campus of the University of Aveiro.Find out more here.
March 13, 2023
Nacional kick-off meeting
PTQCI project had its national kick-off meeting on the 1st of February at the National Security Office in Lisbon.
February 1, 2023
kick-off meeting
PTQCI representatives were present at the EuroQCI DIGITAL projects Kick-Off Meeting which took place on 24th of January at the EU Commission in Brussels.
January 24, 2023
PTQCI Project
The PTQCI project officially started on 01/01/2023.
January 1, 2023
PTQCI project selected for funding
The PTQCI Consortium is pleased to announce that its project was considered for funding in the call DIGITAL-2021-QCI-01 — Deploying advanced national QCI systems and networks.
July 14, 2022
This project was funded within the DIGITAL-2021-QCI-01 Programme that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101091730.
PTQCI 2024