Partners details

Thursday 11 June 2009

armasuisse

armasuisse is the Swiss federal competence center for the procurement of technologically complex systems and equipment, security relevant technologies and quality management, the Real Estate DDPS, and the geographical reference data of Switzerland.

WEBSITE: http://www.ar.admin.ch/internet/armasuisse/en/home.html
ROLE: Financial support of the project.

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Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild

Founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1953, the LCF Rothschild Group is a leading player in the private banking, asset management and advisory services business, with more than €100 billion in assets under management.

WEBSITE: http://www.lcf-rothschild.ch/en/geneve/presentation/cohesion.asp
ROLE: Financial support of the project.

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European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva.

WEBSITE: http://www.cern.ch
ROLE: Hosting of one of the network nodes.
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EXFO

EXFO is a leading provider of test and monitoring solutions for network service providers and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry.

WEBSITE: http://www.exfo.com
ROLE: Provision of network testing equipment and expertise.
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Hasler Foundation

The Hasler Foundation’s existing endowments derive from the former Hasler AG (1852-1986), the pioneer of the Swiss telecommunications industry. The foundation is a non-profit-making institution which uses the net income from its assets to serve the progress of telecommunications and the future of Switzerland.

WEBSITE: http://www.haslerstiftung.ch
ROLE: Financial support of the project.
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id Quantique (idQ)

id Quantique is the Geneva based world leader in the field of quantum key distribution and high-speed encryption technology. Its products are used by customers in the financial, government and military sector in Switzerland and internationally. The company participates to leading international R&D initiatives. It is also a founding member of the QKD standardization group at ETSI.

WEBSITE: http://www.idquantique.com
ROLE: SwissQuantum Network design, deployment and operation.
CONTACT INFO: info@swissquantum.com

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IT Department of the Geneva Canton (CTI)

The IT Department of the Geneva Canton (Centre des Technologies de l’Information) is in charge of the deployment and the administration of all the ICT equipment used by the public administration of the Geneva canton. It operates one of the largest optical fiber networks in the Geneva canton.

WEBSITE: http://www.geneve.ch/cti
ROLE: Provision of optical fibers for network deployment.
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National Centre of Competence in Research Quantum Photonics (NCCR QP)

Acting as a network within Switzerland, the National Center of Competence in Research Quantum Photonics’s mission is to carry out fundamental research in areas of strategic relevance to science and society, to foster education and training in the field of photonics and to contribute to technology transfer towards industrial partners.

WEBSITE: http://nccr-qp.epfl.ch
ROLE: Financial support of the project, public relations.
CONTACT INFO: nccr-qp@epfl.ch

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SENETAS

Since 1999, Senetas Corporation Limited, an Australian Stock Exchange listed public company (ASX:SEN) has been a world leader in the development and deployment of high speed network encryption and is trusted to secure critical government and business information networks. It partnered with idQuantique to develop the world’s first high speed hybrid quantum encryptor, now deployed in Europe, Asia and Africa. Senetas technology secures all network types and is fully accredited to major global encryption standards.

WEBSITE: http://www.senetas.com
ROLE: Provision of high-speed encryption equipment and expertise.
CONTACT INFO: info@senetas.com

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Swiss National Science Foundation

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss institute promoting scientific research. It supports, as mandated by the Swiss Federal government, all disciplines, from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine.

WEBSITE: http://www.snf.ch
ROLE: Financial support of the project.
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University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

Founded in 1997, the HES-SO is the largest professional higher education network in Switzerland. It has 27 schools located in 33 sites of the cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais, Vaud and Berne. It offers courses and other services in six major fields of study: Engineering and Architecture, Management and Services, Design and Fine Arts, Health, Social Work and Music and Theater. The Engineering schools in Geneva (EIG), the School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) and the University of Applied Sciences of Fribourg (EIA-FR) participate in the SwissQuantum project.

WEBSITE: http://www.hes-so.ch
ROLE: Hosting of one of the nodes, development of IPSEC encryption application, development of network testing tools, network administration.
CONTACT INFO:gerald.litzistorf@hesge.ch

hepia Geneva, HES-SO member

GIF

hepia Geneva is part of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland and focuses on teaching, continuing education and applied research in the field of technology, architecture and landscape.

WEBSITE: http://hepia.hesge.ch/
ROLE: Hosting of one of the nodes, network administration.
CONTACT INFO: gerald.litzistorf@hesge.ch

School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD), HES-SO member

The School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) trains engineers and managers to meet the challenges of theoretical research as well as practical workplace tasks. HEIG-VD graduates can find solutions to given problems and perform project management in their fields of specialisation. These highly qualified professionals are in great demand in various industries, in management as well as in technical departments.

WEBSITE: http://www.heig-vd.ch
ROLE: Development of IPSEC encryption application
CONTACT INFO: pascal.junod@heig-vd.ch

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Fribourg (EIA-FR), HES-SO member

With more than a hundred years of experience, the University of Applied Sciences of Fribourg is on the 
cutting edge of technology. Its task is to train HES 
engineers and architects. About 650 students are
 currently enrolled at the school, many of them coming 
from different cultures and speaking different languages.

WEBSITE: http://www.eia-fr.ch, iTIC, Project details
ROLE: Development of network testing tools
CONTACT INFO: francois.buntschu@hefr.ch

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University of Geneva (UniGE)

The University of Geneva is an institution devoted to research, teaching and dialogue. It is the site of academic creativity and the transmission of knowledge. Since its foundation in 1559 the UNIGE has developed ever higher ethical standards and steadily increased in quality and the will to innovation. Today it is one of Europe’s leading universities.

The Optics section of the Group of Applied Physics, headed by Prof. Nicolas Gisin, is a renowned world leader in the field of quantum information and quantum communications.

WEBSITE: http://www.unige.ch & http://www.gapoptique.unige.ch
ROLE: Design of the quantum network, hosting of one of the nodes, project administration.
CONTACT INFO: rob.thew@unige.ch

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