Munich Quantum Valley points the way to the future

Quantum computers that make conventional computers look obsolete, interception-proof communication methods and fundamental elements of quantum technology are just some of the core objectives to be pursued in the future by Munich Quantum Valley scientists.

Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder, Ministers Hubert Aiwanger and Bernd Sibler and leading Munich research institutes, including the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have signed a statement of intent to that effect.

TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann highlights the significance of the new joint project: “Quantum Valley Munich builds on the outstanding achievements of Munich as the birthplace of German quantum research and, completely in line with our ONE MUNICH strategy, consolidates our wide spectrum of strengths across institutional boundaries. Together we are creating an ecosystem for quantum technologies which is among the best in the world and which will attract international scientific talents to Bavaria.”

The Munich Quantum Valley partner organizations intend to move the development of quantum science and technology ahead over the next ten years on national and international levels. In addition to the Technical University of Munich, members of the initiative include the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Fraunhofer, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Max Planck Society.

Pending the approval of the Bavarian State Parliament, the Bavarian government plans to provide a total of 300 million euros, with 120 million euros available as early as 2021 and 2022. Munich Quantum Valley will build on this robust foundation and will apply for funding from the German federal government, which is investing two billion euros under the “Zukunftspaket Deutschland” in support of the further development of quantum technologies.