MADQuantum-CM Wins Best Public Project Award for Quantum Cybersecurity Network

MADQuantum-CM, which a committee selected as the Best Public Project Supporting Digitalization, aims to build a quantum cybersecurity network. Furthermore, this network will merge the Madrid metropolitan area and connect with the future European quantum communications network (EuroQCI). Additionally, the development of the program is driven by the national Complementary Plan for Quantum Communications.

Moreover, Carme Artigas, Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, along with Pedro J.Ramírez, El Español´s Director, opened the award ceremony. Subsequently, Ana Ramírez de Molina, Vice-counselor of Universities, Research and Science of the Community of Madrid, and Laura Ortiz, representing the UPM and a member of the Information and Quantum Computing Research Group, collected the award

Carme Artigas, Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence

UPM Leads Quantum Communications in Spain: MADQuantum-CM Project and National Initiatives

“At Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as coordinators of MADQuantum-CM, we are very happy at the jury’s recognition of the project´s relevance. Among all the projects in Quantum Communications, within the national Complementary Plans, this  is the one with more partners, which allows us to address a large number of topics, from cybersecurity to ultra-precise measurements. In addition, it is a project that is open to the industry, which will promote the creation of an industrial ecosystem around quantum communications in Madrid. This will reach scientific and technological advances to a greater number of people,” highlights Vicente Martin, coordinator of MADQuantum-CM programme and Professor at the UPM.

In 2006, the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) achieved a significant milestone by installing the first point-to-point Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) link in the country. In 2018, UPM continued its advancements in the field by developing the largest experimental quantum key distribution network in Europe. Furthermore, Telefonica, a member of the Quantum Secure Networks Partnership (QSNP), established this pioneering network at its facilities in Madrid.

Currently, the UPM team coordinates the MADQuantum-CM project and the national initiative of Complementary Plans in Quantum Communications.


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