The QuantERA Programme is a leading European network of 39 public Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) from 31 countries. QuantERA supports excellent Research and Innovation in Quantum Technologies (QT).

The Programme’s goals are:

  • successfully providing the European quantum community with Calls for Proposals in QT

  • promoting excellent research in QT

  • encouraging transnational collaborations in QT

  • networking research funders in QT

  • mapping national, regional & European public policies in QT

  • spreading research excellence across the European Research Area (ERA)

The QuantERA Consortium intends to encourage and stimulate excellent research in Quantum Technologies, acting towards a collective goal of reinforcing European scientific leadership in this domain. We recognise and fund outstanding research ideas with the potential to establish and develop new lines of Quantum Technologies.

To this end, QuantERA launches transnational joint Calls for Proposals (2017, 2019 2021, 2023) which are addressed to multinational consortia composed of research groups operating in the network partner countries.

The QuantERA Programme received two ERA-NET co-funds (QuantERA I project in 2016 and QuantERA II project in 2020) from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. CNR took part into Call 2021.

In 2023, the National Quantum Science and Technology Institute NQSTI has joined QuantERA II. NQSTI is a new entity formed under "PNRR" combining the experience of 20 leading research institutions in Italy among which CNR (CNR Scientific Coordinator Prof. Francesco S. Cataliotti).