Great interest in funded projects at the World of Quantum

Several projects from the Quantum Computing technology programme presented their expertise at this year's World of Quantum.

Jeanette Lorenz at the World of Quantum 23
Jeanette Lorenz at the World of Quantum
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Jeanette Lorenz at the World of Quantum 23

This year, three projects from the funding programme "Quantum Computing - Applications for Industry" were able to present themselves at the leading trade fair for quantum technologies. The projects showed the interested public their first results using demonstrators. Their expertise was also in demand in presentations.

The PlanQK project, together with Bayern Innovativ, organised a two-day stage programme on industrial applications of quantum computing. Numerous presentations by consortium and associated partners showed the opportunities available to a wide range of application companies on the platform funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

The AutoQML project was also part of this round. The project leader, Dr. Christian Tutschku, presented the approaches developed in the project for the automation of machine learning through quantum computing, in order to be able to solve problems in the production and automotive sectors more simply and quickly.

A newly developed demonstrator of the QuaST project gave visitors the opportunity to see for themselves the complex application of quantum computers for logistics optimisation. A lecture by consortium leader Dr. Jeanette Lorenz on the accompanying programme gave further insight into the solutions developed by the project, which are intended to make it easier for users to solve complex optimisation problems in logistics or semiconductor production more efficiently on quantum computers.

In the last two year, the World of QUANTUM has developed into one of the largest trade fairs for science, industry and users in the field of quantum technology. More than 15,000 trade visitors took advantage of the opportunity to find out about the latest research results and to get to know the first application examples of this technology of the future.

With the funding programme "Quantum Computing - Applications for the Economy", the BMWK supports research, development and innovation projects that prove and demonstrate the technical feasibility, viability and usefulness of quantum computing using relevant, practical applications as examples. The programme runs until 2025 and is funded with a total of 35 million euros.

Further information can be found at

• Website World of Quantum
• Project page PlanQK
• Project page QuaST
• Project page AutoQML