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The National Quantum Science and Technology Institute

The National Quantum Science and Technology Institute (NQSTI) is a consortium funded under Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza (PNRR) in the framework of the European Union - NextGenerationEU. It was officially launched in January 2023 and will run for three years. Our ambitious goals are:

  • to team up Italian entities carrying out competitive and innovative research in the field of quantum science and technology (QST), and
  • to stimulate future industrial innovation in this field, providing a forum in which novel ideas and opportunities are transferred to companies. Moreover, a significant fraction of the project resources is dedicated to support a comprehensive education program,to favour technology transfer to companies,and to implement a robust outreach program to make QST pervasive in the society."


The consortium NQSTI at a glance

116 M€
years lifespan
Researchers and engineers across Italy
Institutions (research centres, universities and enterprises)

Latest News

QTris: impara la meccanica quantistica giocando!

QTris, il gioco della Meccanica Quantistica

QTris è il primo gioco da tavolo concepito per far apprendere ai giocatori i concetti fondamentali della meccanica quant...

Theory and experimental measurements of the pump and the signal photon. The pump has a star sin- gularity structure generated with the superposition of light beams carrying orbital angular momentum of 0 and 1 ̄h values, and opposite-handedness circular polarization. The signal photon is measured with a lemon singularity structure when the idler photon is projected along the diagonal polarization.
Research highlight

Generation of heralded vector-polarized single photons in remotely controlled topological classes

We created a quantum source of photon pairs with polarization complex structures.The entangle property in the orbital an...