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Pictured at the IrelandQCI Plenary, from left to right, Sinéad Whelan SETU, Gary McManus SETU, Avishek Nag UCD, Jerry Horgan SETU, John Regan ESB Telecoms, Dr. Deirdre Kilbane SETU, Martin Quinless HEAnet, Prof. Dan Kilper TCD, Prof. Jiri Vala Maynooth University, Eoin Kenny HEAnet, Pat Kelly TCD.

IrelandQCI Plenary 2, CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

IrelandQCI Plenary 2, CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin. IrelandQCI ‘Building a National Quantum Communication Infrastructure for Ireland’ incorporates integrating innovative and secure quantum devices and systems into conventional communication infrastructure. The project aim is establishing an infrastructure for Quantum Key … Read More

Europe is poised to lead the quantum race!

Europe is poised to lead the quantum race! Members of the European Parliament, officials from the European Commission (EC), and representatives from member states, academia and industry gathered in early December to chart Europe’s strategies to advance the region’s technological … Read More

Quantum Internet 2023, an SFI CONNECT Centre Science Week event

Quantum Internet 2023, an SFI CONNECT Centre Science Week event Dr. Deirdre Kilbane, Director of Research at Walton Institute and Co-PI at CONNECT Centre, joined Professor Dan Kilper of Trinity College Dublin and Director at CONNECT Centre, for a fascinating … Read More

 Minister Harris announces Quantum 2030, Ireland’s first national strategy for quantum technologies

Minister Harris announces Quantum 2030, Ireland’s first national strategy for quantum technologies Director of Research at Walton Institute at SETU and Co-PI of SFI Connect Centre, Dr. Deirdre Kilbane attended the announcement of Quantum 2030, Ireland’s first national strategy for … Read More

EuroQCI Thematic Working Group Meeting (ETWG) in Brussels

EuroQCI Thematic Working Group Meeting (ETWG) in Brussels Pictured: George Kanellos, NTUA, HellasQCI Technical Coordinator, Giannis Giannoulis, ICCS, HellasQCI – Piotr Rydlichowski PSNC, Pioneer-Q Coordinator- Homer Papadopoulos, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” – Ilias Papastamatiou, GRNET, HellasQCI Coordinator – Felix Wissel, Deutsche Telekom, … Read More

IrelandQCI Project Lead Dr. Deirdre Kilbane presents at first HellasQCI Training Event in Greece.

IrelandQCI Project Lead Dr. Deirdre Kilbane presents at first HellasQCI Training Event in Greece. The first training event of the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Systems Connect series of workshops took place in Greece. Hosted at the premises of the NTUA … Read More

Thinkbusiness.ie Podcast: Irish cybersecurity quantum leap 

Podcast Ep 169: Dr Deirdre Kilbane from the Walton Institute in Waterford on how Ireland is spearheading the future of secure digital networks.

In recent months it emerged that Ireland is at the tip of the spear when it comes to futureproofing the EU’s communications infrastructure and making it secure.

Ireland and the EU are jointly funding a €10m research project to trial 16 quantum security technologies over the next two years. … Read More

Spotlight on Greece as delegates gather in Athens for the 6th Annual ScyLight Conference 2023.

Spotlight on Greece as delegates gather in Athens for the 6th Annual ScyLight Conference 2023. All eyes in the world of quantum and optical communication were on Greece on 15th and 16th May 2023 as more than 200 delegates joined … Read More

Quantum technology experts gather in Waterford for IrelandQCI opening meeting.

Quantum technology experts gather in Waterford for IrelandQCI opening meeting. The €10m Ireland Quantum Communications Infrastructure programme will create an innovative quantum technology ecosystem securing and future-proofing our communications infrastructure against cyber-attacks. Technology specialists from Irish and European universities have … Read More

Irish quantum technology experts future proofing EU communications infrastructure.

Irish quantum technology experts future proofing EU communications infrastructure. Waterford’s Walton Institute, in South East Technological University (SETU), is the lead partner in IrelandQCI, the €10 million Irish project within the EU-wide Quantum Communications Infrastructure (EuroQCI) programme. Technology specialists in six … Read More