EU grants €19 million to accelerate European quantum technology commercialisation

The European Union has granted €19 million to upgrade the existing European micro, nano, and quantum technology infrastructures and respond to a growing demand for pilot fabrication services by quantum technology companies. The new initiative, Qu-Pilot, includes 24 member organisations from 9 European countries, and it is led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Over the next three years and a half, it will work on the development of the quantum technology infrastructure, while offering companies a direct path to design, develop, and validate their hardware products and processes on a pilot scale.

The Qu-Pilot specific grant agreement (SGA) is part of a broader EU Framework Partnership agreement (FPA) aimed at setting the roadmap and framework for the development of European pilot production capabilities in quantum technologies.