Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure (PTQCI)

Tech Days (2/1)

  • Quatum Tech Day 2024
  • Quantum Tech Day 2023
  • Quantum Tech Day '24 - March 13, 2024

    Instituto de Telecomunicações, at University of Aveiro, hosted two talks on Quantum Computing, on March 13, from 14:30 to 17:00.
    1 - Photonic Quantum Computing by Ernesto Galvão (INL)
    2 - Quantum Computing: an Engineering approach with MATLAB by Armando Nolasco Pinto (IT - UA)
    Ernesto Galvão holds degrees in physics from the University of Oxford (PhD 2002), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Master´s 1998), and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor´s 1996). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada) between 2002 and 2005 and is currently on leave from Instituto de Física of Fluminense Federal University (Brazil), where he has been faculty since 2006.
    Armando Nolasco Pinto is a Senior researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, and an Associate Professor in the Electronic, Telecommunications and Informatics Department of Aveiro University. His main research interests are in optical communication systems, mainly on nonlinear, polarization-dependent, and quantum effects in optical fibers. He received his B.S. (1994) in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering and Ph.D. (1999) in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Aveiro.
    The consortium is made up of universities and research centers such as Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISEL, and IST, national bodies such as GNS, IPQ, and FCCN, industrial entities such as Deimos, Adyta, Omnidea and Warpcom, and telecommunications companies such as IP Telecom and Altice Labs.

    Quantum Tech Day '23 - March 13, 2023

    The Quantum Tech Day took place on the 13th of March 2023 in the Instituto de Telecomunicações, headquartered at the campus of the University of Aveiro. This workshop, organized by the Quantum Communications group led by Prof. Armando Nolasco Pinto, aimed to discuss present and future quantum information technologies, and present an overview of the future national quantum network. This event integrated the public launch of the Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure (PTQCI) project. This project aims to deploy an advanced quantum network supporting national quantum communication initiatives and their integration with existing communication networks, in what will be the Portuguese (PT) initial segment (land and space) of EuroQCI.

    Latest News

    • 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

      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
    • REPMUS 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 21, 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.
      June 7, 2023
    • Quantum Tech Day

      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
    • EuroQCI 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