22 April 2024 / 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Quantum Communication
Online Event

Join us for an exclusive Online Technology Meeting on Quantum Communication, where we’ll explore the forefront of secure and ultra-fast data transmission. Experts will inform about the particularities of quantum key distribution (QKD), quantum teleportation, and quantum entanglement, highlighting their pivotal roles in achieving unbreakable encryption and quantum-enhanced communication. Discover how quantum communication is poised to revolutionize secure financial transactions, network infrastructure, and information exchange, ushering in a new era of cyber resilience and data privacy.
This meeting will gather key plays covering all the supply chain such as fiber manufacturers, single-photon sources, detectors and systems integrators. We will focus on the need for commercial quantum communication systems from an end-user point of view. Moreover, we will target in supporting collaborations and creating business opportunities in the quantum-enhanced communication field.


15:00 – 15:15 Opening by Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC

15:15 – 15:30 Fraunhofer UK ResearchEntangled-Photon Source Development for Quantum Key Distribution – Loyd McKnight, Head of Quantum Technologies Business Unit
15:30 – 15:45 Fraunhofer HHIQKD Systems and Components – Dominic Schulz, Head of Strategy Photonics
15:45 – 16:00 Quside – Carlos Abellan, Co-founder & CEO
16:00 – 16:15 GLOPhotonics – Devang Naik, Researcher
16:15 – 16:30 Teraxion – State-of-the-art Dispersion Management, Optical Filtering, and Low Noise Lasers for QKD Systems – Marc-André Laliberté, Product Manager

16:30 – 16:45 Closing by Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC


Dr Loyd McKnight is Head of the Quantum Technologies Business Unit at Fraunhofer CAP, Glasgow, UK. Fraunhofer CAP is one of the most active participants in the UK’s quantum technologies innovation programme supporting industry partners in the development of new quantum technologies.

Head of Quantum Technologies Business Unit at Fraunhofer UK Research

Dominic Schulz is the Head of Strategy Photonics at Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin, Germany and has more than 10 years experience in photonics. Fraunhofer HHI offers various services and solutions related to quantum technologies, like QKD systems or components for quantum sensing

Head of Strategy Photonics at Fraunhofer HHI

Carlos Abellan is cofounder and CEO at Quside. He did his PhD in quantum and photonic technologies at ICFO and has been working in the quantum technology space for the last 10+ years, where he has co-authored multiple patents and papers.

Co-founder & CEO at Quside
Researcher at GLOPhotonics

Ph.D. in Surface Science, 12 years at ABB as a scientist, product leader, and product manager for infrared analyzers. Now overseeing the optical communications market and products at TeraXion, including quantum communications and computing.

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Ivan Nikitski, PhD
Ivan Nikitski, PhD
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