Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure (PTQCI)
Work Packages
The PTQCI project is composed by 5 work packages (WP):
  • WP1 Management and Coordination (GNS)
    • Coordination of the consortium efficiently during the whole project;
    • Promote efficient communication among all participants, and also with European Commission (EC), and relevant stakeholders;
    • Monitor the progress of the whole tasks and deliverables of WPs, managing the risks and defining mitigation plans and corrective actions;
    • Provide easy access to whole participants and stakeholders progress meetings during the different milestones;
    • Ensure synergies between the projects to reach the full impact of the common goals of the EuroQCI initiative.
  • WP2 PTQCI Foundations (GNS)
    • Identify User and System Requirements for different Uses Case;
    • Define a cross-cutting framework architecture;
    • Assure compliance and traceability;
    • Define indicators of execution;
    • Define a Governance plan;
    • Define evolution plan;
    • Align project with security baseline of EuroQCI.
  • WP3 Seed PTQCI - Metropolitan Operational Network (DME)
    • Assessment of existent infrastructures;
    • Analysis of the different technology for the QKD links;
    • Architecture definition;
    • Implementation of the network and euroQCI standards;
    • Tests and demonstration.
  • WP4 Metropolitan and Long-Distance Testbeds (IST)
    • Development of a metropolitan testbed to test entanglement distribution, quantum-secure communication protocols, and switching;
    • Testing of QKD between Lisbon and the Spanish border, in view of future international terrestrial connections;
    • Development of feasibility studies for national and international satellite-based quantum communications;
    • Implementation of time/frequency distribution use case, both over short and long distances;
    • Preliminary development of an optical ground station.
  • WP5 Dissemination activities (IT)
    • Promote demonstration and dissemination activities;
    • Explore and identify future societal challenges and barriers with respect to the large-scale adoption of quantum technologies:
    • Dissemination of results via scientific publications, oral presentations at conferences, invited talks, and related activities;
    • Organization of workshops and summer/winter schools.
    • Analyse and propose the exploitation of the developed quantum key distribution infrastructure in other environments;
    • Create strong synergies between beneficiaries and plan future cooperation and R&D activities.

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