The project

MILLENION is a European collaboration of 14 academic and industrial partners which aims to bring trapped-ion quantum computers from the laboratory to industrial applications.

Within this project, leading science teams setting up the quantum computers based on trapped ions are join forces with commercial leaders in the field of laser technology, optical design, cryogenic technology, control electronics and computer architectures, in order to realise the first scalable quantum computer that is capable of controlling 1000 qubits.

MILLENION is building on the success of its predecessor programme AQTION that laid the groundwork by conceptualising, designing, building, and operating the world’s first quantum computer entirely contained in industry-standard 19” server racks.

MILLENION will maintain European leadership in the quantum information industry, and further deepen the strength of the quantum technology and innovation within Europe of the strategic objectives of the FET Quantum Technologies Flagship.

Funding programme HORIZON-CL4-2022-QUANTUM-01-SGA
Project duration March 2023 to August 2026
Project budget ~ 20 Million €
Coordinator Dr. Thomas Monz, Universtität Innsbruck

MILLENION in the European quantum ecosystem

MILLENION and its team are proud to be widely connected within the European quantum ecosystem, both academically and throughout the emerging quantum industry. MILLENION will foster collaboration and innovation by making use of these connections with regional, national, and international partners.

Fostering European Quantum Technologies

MILLENION strongly supports the emerging European quantum industry by providing both academic expertise and commercial products for its experimental and theoretical needs. Recognising this, MILLENION has garnered the expressed support of European industrial stakeholders in quantum technologies such as Airbus, Bosch, Covestro (Bayer), and the Quantum Industry Consortium.

Connecting to European Projects

Academically, MILLENION ties into Quantum Technology Flagship proposals such as the successor of “PASQuanS” (control of ion-trap devices), “QuClock” (control of ion clocks), “QIA” (control of an ion trap-based quantum network nodes), quantERA projects “NImSoQ” (imaging and control systems), “NEASQC” (software and applications), “SIQC” (creation of low-cost segmented 1D quantum processors), “QuantumGuide” (contamination free atomic sources for AMO devices), “EryQUSenS”, the EU Pathfinder project “BRISQ” (aiming at Rydberg-based quantum computing with trapped ions) as well as national or regional quantum projects such as “IQUAN”, “EVAQS”, “TRAPS”, “VERTICONS”, “HFAK”, “ATIQ”, “QVLS-Q1”, “QRydDemo”, “FermiQP”, “MIQRO”, “MUNIQC”, “DAQC”, “Q-Exa” and the “MQV” in Germany, the “Quantum Austria” initiative in Austria. Beyond these activities within the consortium, MILLENION is committed to support the quantum software activities announced in the parallel call on quantum software development for the development of a European quantum ecosystem. Here, the consortia of “Quantum Software Factory”, “QUALGREEN”, “QCFD” and “QOOLKIT”. MILLENION has provided formal support to collaborate in the future for mutual benefits in co-design between system specifications and end-user requirements.