Outcomes

Broad knowledge

Deep and broad knowledge about modern quantum technology (QT) with light, atoms, solid-state, and mechanical systems; indicated by papers in high impact journals from UP based on knowledge due to NONGAUSS training and subsequent collaboration with partners at DTU, SU and others.

Expectation: 6 high impact papers annually, incl. 4 high impact papers with ESRs annually.

High impact and scientific excellence

Scientific excellence and world-leading position of research in non-Gaussian quantum physics; indicated by more papers from UP together with the partners in high impact factor journals like Science, Nature family journals, Phys. Rev. Lett. etc., stimulated by the NONGAUSS training and subsequent collaboration with partners.

Expectation: 2 high impact papers annually in Science, Nature family journals, Phys. Rev. Lett. etc.

Integration into research networks

Integration of the UP team into a network of EU laboratories involved in quantum technology indicated by the vast diversity of the high impact papers with large UP participation, exchange of researchers between UP and EU labs, and the preparation of joint EU projects and fellowships stimulated by NONGAUSS Workshops and subsequent international research collaboration.

Expectation: 2 project or fellowship proposals during the NONGAUSS period.

New research directions

Broader education and internationalisation of ESRs and postdocs in quantum technology; indicated by deeper knowledge and broader diversity of research subjects in published papers from UP (with students and young researchers) stimulated by the NONGAUSS Summer Schools.

Expectation: 2 high impact papers with ESRs and postdocs in new fields annually.

Involvement in EU activities

More significant and intensified involvement in the EU FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies and other related programs in this field; indicated by a more substantial number of submitted EU proposals and joint activities with other groups in the FET Flagship on quantum technology stimulated by conference/colloquia presentation and dissemination in the NONGAUSS.

Expectation: 6 exchanges of ESRs, postdocs and academy staff, each at least 1 month long.

Stimulating environment

More stimulating and critical environment at UP due to frequent expert visits, oral presentations, and discussion beyond the consortium; indicated by the higher quality and feasibility of research proposals prepared for calls (of EU or national programmes) supporting international R&D collaboration and published results stimulated by the NONGAUSS.

Expectation: 2 experimental proposals with new partners annually.

High-level expertise

High level of knowledge and expertise in modern quantum technology disseminated to other research organisations; indicated by the number of published papers in this direction by other groups in the Czech Republic, stimulated by the NONGAUSS Training Stays, Workshops, Summer Schools, Expert Visits, public dissemination and collaboration.

Expectation: 2 high impact papers annually.

Training

Training of ESRs in modern quantum technologies from UP and other universities and research institutes to increase their chance to be recruited by excellent EU laboratories; indicated by the number of PhD students (outside of the UP) attending the NONGAUSS Summer Schools.

Expectation: minimum of 5 ESRs from Czech institutions (outside the UP) annually.

National collaboration

Broader national collaboration and cooperation of national teams and laboratories involved in quantum technologies and collaboration in the Flagship on Quantum Technologies Indicated by the number of joint collaborative papers and research proposals stimulated by the NONGAUSS.

Expectation: 2 joint grant proposals.

Regional development

Contribution to the SMART Specialisation Strategy of the Czech Republic and to the RIS3 Strategy of the Olomouc Region in Moravia, where Palacký University is situated, via quantum technology and the uniqueness and diversity of Czech quantum science and technology in Europe; indicated by broader participation of the Czech teams inside the FET Flagship on Quantum Technology and other programs in this field; participation will be stimulated by NONGAUSS training, workshops, summer schools, expert visits, and public dissemination. Contribution of NONGAUSS to Olomouc Region RIS3 the County authorities confirmed.

Expectation: 2 grant proposals in quantum technology annually.

Joint experiments

A number of feasible proposals in non-Gaussian quantum physics for experimental investigation at DTU and SU; indicated by minimally 6 joint experimental proposals with the UP team stimulated by the NONGAUSS training and networking.

Expectation: 2 joint research experimental proposals with publishable outcomes annually.

Increased networking

Networking with other EU teams in quantum technology; indicated by the large number of joint research results between DTU, SU, UP and other leading EU teams and regular EU grant preparations stimulated by NONGAUSS.

Expectation: 4 joint high impact papers annually.

ESR opportunities

Broader access to ESRs from the Czech Republic and other Low R&I performing countries of Central & Eastern Europe attracted to do research in the labs at DTU and SU and other EU leading EU teams; indicated by the number of applicants at the partner’s labs stimulated by NONGAUSS.

Expectation: 2 applicants annually.

Non-Gaussian quantum physics

Broader applicability of non-Gaussian quantum physics to modern experimental platforms of quantum technology; indicated by the number of published experimental papers in this field published by participants of the NONGAUSS Workshops and Summer Schools.

Expectation: at least 5 experimental papers in high impact journals annually.

New ideas and applications

Radical ideas and future applications of quantum technology due to the toolbox of non-Gaussian quantum physics; indicated by the number of published theory papers including proposals of experimental tests in this field published by participants of the NONGAUSS Workshops and Summer Schools.

Expectation: at least 5 theory papers with experimental proposals during the project period.

Strengthening non-Gaussian physics in Europe

Better positioning of European quantum non-Gaussian physics and technology reaching a comparable level to the currently leading teams; indicated by the number of papers in high impact journals published by participants of the NONGAUSS Workshops and Summer Schools.

Expectation: in total 10 papers in high impact journals about quantum non-Gaussian physics from the EU.