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  • YEAR Horizon Europe Training @ Cork, Ireland

    After the success of our last EU training, we are delighted to announce that the YEAR (Young European Associated Researchers) will host a 2-day training event on How to Write Proposals for Horizon Europe. The event will be organized together with Tyndall and with one of Europe’s most highly esteemed and sought after trainers – Sean Mc Carthy of Hyperion on EU Proposal writing for Horizon Europe. 

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  • Quantum Technologies

    September 5, 2022, 14:00 – 15:00 CET

    You can register for this event here.

    The Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) network is happy to present
    our next online webinar about “Quantum Technologies”. The training will be presented by Dr. Himadri Majumdar (VTT), Dr. Gediminas Juska (Tyndall) and Dr. Önder Gül (TNO).

    In this webinar the topics covered by Dr. Majumdar include:

    • Introduction on Quantum Computing
    • What does VTT do specifically in Quantum Computing which others might not?
    • The future of Quantum Computing (and where could it be applied for)
    • The Challenge in Quantum Computing

    While the topics covered by Dr. Juska include:

    • The concept of a Quantum Dot (QD) and applications for Quantum Technologies.
    • Pyramidal site-controlled QDs:
      • Engineering flexibility;
      • Sources of single and polarization-entangled photons;
      • Progress towards the cluster state realization.

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    Quantum computing is a rapidly-emerging technology that harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to solve problems too complex for classical computers. Quantum machines are very different from the classical computers readily available.

    Even supercomputers with thousands of classical CPU and GPU cores may struggle to solve certain kinds of problems with a high degree of complexity. Quantum algorithms take a new approach to these sorts of complex problems. Indeed, classical computers get bogged down trying to model natural systems (i.e., chemical reactions and folding proteins) and quantum computers offer a new set of tools to understand the universe.

    Quantum computers are thus poised to transform the way research is carried out, and we hope that this webinar could help you realize the important work that is currently ongoing in the RTOs in YEAR in this field.


    Dr. Himadri Majumdar – Lead, Quantum Programmes, VTT

    Himadri Majumdar, Ph.D is the Program Manager for Quantum Technologies at VTT. In his role he helps companies in quantum technology domain – especially fabless start-ups – to utilize VTT’s R&D expertise and infrastructure in quantum technologies and to create new products and pave the path for them from lab to fab. Himadri is a founding member of the Finnish Quantum technologies ecosystem, InstituteQ, and leads the business arm of the ecosystem, BusinessQ. His ambition is to see Quantum technology becoming a Finnish success story and make the Finnish quantum ecosystem grow even stronger through cooperation with the European community and participating in various European initiatives in the sphere. He is one of Finland’s country representatives in the European Quantum Industry Consortium, QuIC. Himadri has 20 years of experience in innovation and innovation management and is trained as an experimental physicist with 20+ research articles in international journals. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Åbo Akademi University in Finland.

    Dr. Gediminas Juska – Researcher, CMOS++, Tyndall

    Gediminas Juska is a researcher at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. His main research interests are in engineering and spectroscopic characterization of site-controlled quantum dots (QDs), QD-based devices for potential quantum information processing applications. He received his PhD in Physics in 2013 from University College Cork with the thesis titled ‘Pyramidal quantum dots: single and entangled photon sources and correlation studies’. Currently, he is managing the project funded by SFI’s Starting Investigator Research Grant. The project aims to demonstrate QDs as sources of multiparticle entangled states – cluster states – for a measurement-based quantum computation approach. Dr. Juska is the author of 39 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including two Nature Photonics publications as the first author).



    Dr. Önder Gül – TNO Quantum Technology group

    Önder Gül did their PhD research at QuTech, Delft University of Technology on superconductor-semiconductor nanowire hybrids for topological quantum computing, obtaining their degree in 2017 for demonstrating a ballistic topological superconductor. Önder then moved to Harvard University to work on topological superconductivity in two-dimensional materials and realized the first topological device for universal quantum computation. Since 2022, Önder has been working for TNO’s Quantum Technology Group at Delft to develop a quantum computer prototype based on spin qubits.

  • YEAR Annual Conference 2022

    YEAR Annual Conference 2022: Professional Development & Idea Generation

    YEAR is pleased to invite you to its next Annual Conference hosted by SINTEF in Trondheim (Norway) on 26-27 September 2022. This year, the conference will focus on Professional Development & Idea Generation.

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YEAR Annual Report 2021 published

The year 2021 focused on persisting an online presence for the Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) network. Webinars and trainings have been held online and kept the existence and purpose of YEAR clear. Hopes were up for an in-person meeting over summer, or early autumn, but unfortunately this was not yet possible.

We captured the events of 2021 in our annual report, to be downloaded below.

YEAR Annual Report 2020 published

The year 2020 was turbulent for all, and no less for the Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) network. After a live board meeting in Brussels, little before countries were locked down, we were forced to move online. On the upside, this has allowed us to increase the total number of events we organize and hence increase our reach.

We captured this unconventional year in our annual report, to be downloaded below.

Successful YEAR webinar on RTOs actions against COVID 19

We just finished our webinar about the actions that European RTOs are taking against COVID 19. With 4 interesting speakers from 4 different RTOs and about 50 participants this second webinar from 2020 was another great success!

We got insight into vary different topics that are being addressed by these RTOs. Want to know more about what European RTOs are doing against COVID 19? Check out this impressive list of projects against COVID 19 that are being done by EARTO members.