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Materials for Quantum Computing – MATQu

ECSEL JU | Horizon 2020

Kiutra is Part of the MATQu Consortium

Establishing the European value chain for superconducting qubits

The MATQu consortium is supported by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking to validate technology options for the industrial fabrication of Superconducting Josephson Junctions (SJJ), one of the most promising candidates for building scalable universal quantum computers. The project aims at broadening the applicability of superconducting qubits by providing the complete value chain for materials, processing and characterisation for SJJs. Therefore, the MATQu consortium brings together large enterprises, RTOs and SMEs from all over Europe. The MATQu partners are leaders in their respective fields of work and contribute their knowledge in substrate and process technologies and tools, software development, quantum technologies and cryogenic hardware.

For further information on the project download our press release or visit the project website

Our Contribution

Providing the infrastructure for accelerated hardware development

While over the past decades, the main goal in quantum technologies was the proof of principle in a laboratory environment, the main challenge for the upcoming decade is scaling up performance, durability, and availability of quantum devices. This also demands for a reliable and fast infrastructure for cryogenic testing of superconducting electronics.

Together with the project partners, kiutra will develop tools and methods for the characterization and high-throughput screening of Superconducting Josephson Junctions in an industrial environment.


This project has received funding from the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101007322. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, and Israel.