For a direct impact of Fundamental Research in Markets

Quantum technology is complex

To facilitate the transition between fundamental research at the highest level and the quantum technology market, we must combine an advanced vision of fundamental research (also known as basic research), application-oriented research and industrial R&D into a highly interconnected, agile operation. This should lead to the emergence of both ambitious research projects and potential innovative application solutions that can lead to new companies or new product opportunities.

In disruptive technologies such as quantum technology, innovation is often hampered either by the unavailability of technological solutions which would allow science to advance rapidly, or by the lack of scientific results which would help to remove technological barriers. This is particularly true for quantum technology, as everything, from the concepts to the components, need to be created from square one.

From an ‘innovation hub’ combining high-level fundamental research and application development to a ‘start-up studio’ for quantum technology.

Naquidis is a unique hub where research projects at the highest level are jointly developed with their applications and technological solutions. More concretely, this disruptive innovation hub will bring together internationally renowned scientists and directors in charge of a clearly identified activity in fundamental research or in R&D with industry.

These directors will be programme managers who identify the potential synergies between players in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and what should be done to boost their development. They will have the capacity to launch R&D operations – either by assembling research teams that they head up directly at the host research unit, or by setting up projects financed by Naquidis and developed by other industrial or academic teams in the Region.

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3 strong thematic axes, pillars of quantum technology

Quantum Sensors

Quantum Information & Communication

Quantum Photonics

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Industry collaborations

We actively work on developing cooperation with industrial players by implementing agile tools such as joint laboratories and industrial chairs.
Muquans for cold atom gravity observation systems
Azur Light Systems for the supply chain of quantum technology

Ecosystem collaborations

We believe in an ecosystem approach and work with companies in our local area. We also take part in the French National Quantum Plan and the Quantum Flagship initiative.
We are deploying local partnerships with the LaPhia cluster of excellence, the EUR Light Sciences & Technologies interdisciplinary program, the TACTIC Graduate School in Limoges and the Quantum Matter research program.
We also bolster partnerships, in particular those between the LP2N, CELIA, CRPP, XLIM, IMS, LOMA, IMB, LaBRI and INRIA.

International networks

We actively participate in many scientific and business conferences, either as speakers or co-organisers. We believe that supporting the exchange of ideas and strengthening international quantum communities are part and parcel of our role. Quantum Excellence Industry Event, Quantum Business Europe, etc.

Access to infrastructures

The Institut d'Optique Graduate School has been located in a 20,000 m2 building since 2011 on the Talence Campus. In addition to space for teaching and research, this building also houses the Alphanov incubator and the ‘Route des lasers et hyperfréquences’ competitiveness cluster. This fosters close ties between the Institut d'Optique Graduate School and the world of innovation and provides a genuine technical platform, a crucial step in facilitating technology transfer.
XLIM is a multidisciplinary research institute located on several geographical sites: in Limoges on the ENSIL, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques and Ester-Technopole campuses, in Brive on the IUT GEII campus and in Poitiers on the Technopole du Futuroscope campus.

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