At present (2018) in Trieste, several groups are actively working in quantum information related topics. Trieste already hosts a critical mass of researchers with a broad background active in the area of quantum technologies. A coordination action, through the formation of a Joint Institute, will have a great impact in strengthening existing collaborations, fostering new ones, and making Trieste a key player in the future of Quantum Technologies.
The Institute aims to create a Quantum-Hub in Trieste to coordinate and promote research activities related to the emerging Quantum Technologies. The three partners of this Quantum-Hub are the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Scuola Internazionale di Studi Superiori Avanzati (SISSA) and the University of Trieste (UNITS).