The European Research Council (ERC) which encourages the best researchers in Europe and their groundbreaking projects, found worthy of support the project named “2D Topological Superconducting Single Photon Detector Devices” (SuperPHOTON), which will be developed by Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics Departments. Prof. Onbaşlı received a Startup Grant of 2.5 million Euros from the ERC in 2020 with the project “SKYNOLIMIT: Ultralow Power and Ultrawideband Spintronics near Thermodynamic Limits”. This year, Prof. Onbaşlı was deemed worthy of the Proof of Concept grant, which is given in order to create a benefit to the society and the economy, and which can be applied by researchers who have received ERC support before. The project aims to manufacture and commercialize highly sensitive new quantum light sensors, one of the most critical research areas of the 21st century. These new sensors are of great importance for the success and diffusion of quantum computers and quantum internet technology.