MadQuantum-CM, winner in the category of Best Public Project to Support Digitalization of the D+I Innovation Awards 2023

IMDEA Networks is one of the partners of this project that investigates quantum communications

20 October 2023

The MadQuantum-CM project, in which IMDEA Networks participates, has been the winner in the category of Best Public Project to Support Digitalization of the D+I Innovation Awards 2023, the most prestigious awards of the innovative ecosystem chosen by an independent jury and granted by D+I – EL ESPAÑOL. The award ceremony took place yesterday, October 19, at the Espacio Bernabéu La Salle by Eneldo, where almost 300 professionals attended, making it a great networking event.

The gala was inaugurated by Pedro J. Ramírez, Executive Chairman and CEO of EL ESPAÑOL, and Carme Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. The award was collected by Ana Ramírez de Molina, Vice-Minister of Universities, Research and Science of the Community of Madrid, and Laura Ortiz, technical secretary of the MADQUantum-CM project coordination team.. IMDEA Networks was represented by our director Arturo Azcorra, who is proud to receive this award: “I am delighted that the best players in the field of innovation have chosen as winner this cutting-edge project that aims to expand MadQCI, the new quantum communications network of the Community of Madrid and the largest quantum network in Europe. Undoubtedly, this is a great recognition”.

Coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and with the collaboration of 7 public and private partners, the MadQuantum-CM project aims, among other things, to create the best security network to protect the information transmitted through the MadQ-CM network. It also contemplates the development of very high precision measurements or communications between quantum computers, among other technologies. To this end, they have funding from the Community of Madrid, from the State through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and from the Next Generation-EU funds.

Among its aims is also to create several testbeds and demonstrations to show how quantum networks and quantum communications can be used by potential stakeholders. As Ignacio Berberana, Senior Research Engineer at IMDEA Networks and a participant in the project, says, two of the areas to be explored will be the application of quantum cryptography and quantum communications to support new networks, such as future 6G networks.

D+I Awards

These are awards that seek to point the way to digitalization with the example of the best faces and projects of the moment. The winning projects have been chosen by highly reputable members of the innovative field in our country (independent analysts, top-level managers, personalities from the academic world and D+I’s own staff).

Source(s): IMDEA Networks Institute
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