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About LuxQuanta

Enabling a new age of security in telecommunications with Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems

About LuxQuanta
LuxQuanta was born in May 2021
Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona.

LuxQuanta was born in May 2021

LuxQuanta is a spin-off from ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (a world-leading research center on photonics and quantum technologies), where it was incubated for over four years.

From our headquarters in Barcelona and with a majority of European shareholders and total European control, we strive to deliver Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems and technologies to be integrated into existing network infrastructures while capable of providing a quantum-safe layer of security on top of mathematical cryptographic techniques.

Our investors and co-founders:

A multidisciplinary team

A multidisciplinary team

LuxQuanta’s team is made of engineers, each with decades of experience in Quantum Technologies, FPGA development, Telecommunications, digital signal processing, microelectronics, software development, and optoelectronic components.
Engineering is our core expertise

Engineering is our core expertise

And for that, we constantly seek scientific collaborations with other innovative companies and research institutes, nurturing the technology that sustains a strong quantum communication industry.
Proud members and contributors

Proud members and contributors

Because we want to spur the development of a quantum cryptography ecosystem in Europe, LuxQuanta is part of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and the European Quantum Industry Consortium (EuroQuIC), dedicated to stimulating a thriving quantum industry.

Board of directors

Dr. Silvia Carrasco

Chair of the Board Director of the Knowledge Technology Transfer (KTT) at ICFO

Ángel Ramírez

Board member President of GTD System and Software Engineering

Dr. Valerio Pruneri

Board member & co-founder Lead of Optoelectronic Group at ICFO

Dr. Sebastian Etcheverry

Board member & co-founder CTO of LuxQuanta Technologies

David Loeber

Observer Division Vice President & Program Director of Quantum Science and Technology at Corning

The team

Vanesa Diaz

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) MSc in Telecommunications Engineer (UC, Spain)

Market development, marketing & optical telecommunications

Sebastian Etcheverry

Chief Technical Officer (CTO) & co-founder PhD in Applied Physics (KTH, Sweden)

Experimental quantum cryptography

Saeed Ghasemi

Head of Signal Processing Unit & Co-Founder PhD in Telecommunications (UPC, Spain)

Optical communications and FPGA digital signal processing for QKD

Pau Gómez

R&D Engineer

PhD in Physics (ICFO, Spain)

Quantum physics, FPGA development for high-speed RF applications

Rocio Justel

Accounting & Finance Project Officer Lawyer (John F. Kennedy, Argentina) & MBA in Project Management (UI1, Spain)

Economics, finance, legal, business administration and project management

Jeison Tabares

R&D Engineer PhD in Telecommunications (UPC, Spain)

Optical communications and digital signal processing

Marco Cofano

Software Engineer PhD in Mathematics and Quantum Physics (U. Nottingham, UK)

Back-end software development and data analytics

Juan Gasparino

Software Engineer

MSc in Telecommunications Engineering (UPC, Spain)

Full-stack developer and data analytics

Pol Adillon

Research Engineer

Master in Quantum Science and Technology (UPC, Spain)

Physics, quantum science and technology

Saber Nabavi

Research Engineer PhD. Student in Computer Architecture (UPC, Spain)

FPGA development for high-throughput/high-performance applications

Samael Sarmiento

Research Engineer PhD. in Telecommunications (UPC, Spain)

Quantum communications, photonic integration, telecommunications

Borja Villanueva

Electronic Engineer MSc in Telecommunications Engineer (UPC, Spain)

Electronic and RF design, simulation and mechanical assembly

Sergi Vizcaíno

Strategy & Outreach Manager MSc in Neuroscience | BSc in Biology (UB, Spain)

EMEA & APAC Business Development
Scientific Marketing & Communication

Azarias Boutin

Software Engineer BSc in Computer Science & Networks (TU Dublin, Ireland)
MSc in Computing (IMT Mines Alés, France)

Software Architecture

Through ICFO, our team has participated in some of the most important European quantum projects.

Quantum technologies constitute a promising and rapidly growing industrial sector. They are strongly fuelled by both governments and investors, with tens of billions of euros in funding and investment that we are part of:

Through ICFO, our team has participated in some of the most important European quantum projects

Our vision

To protect the confidentiality of personal, institutional, or governmental data and the security of information systems to ensure Europe’s digital sovereignty and industrial competitiveness worldwide.

Our vision

LuxQuanta Values



Any transformation, evolution, or new disruptive technology is led by innovation.

Innovation is who we are at our core.


We have the confidence and the skills to be the best in what we do, leading the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) market and unlocking the potential of this technology in Europe.


We keep our word; we keep our commitments.

Trust is simply the best policy as a principle and essential for establishing a solid business relationship.


Passion nourishes success, drives motivation, and provides a sense of purpose.

Passion fuels us in our quantum journey, each day, every day.