Updates from the Quantum Research Landscape in India and Germany

Explore the quantum research landscape in India and Germany with updates on research funding, research centres, labs, programmes, projects, and more. Please note that the list of updates is not exhaustive.

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India announces Rs 8000 cr National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications

The government of India in its budget 2020 has announced a National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) with a total budget outlay of Rs 8000 Crore for a period of five years to be implemented by the Department of Science & Technology (DST).


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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.


Quantum Computing Looms Large on the Horizon

In January 2019, IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One, the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer – meaning that it works outside a lab. A consortium of seven Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany has been tasked to look into real-world applications for quantum computing as of 2021 in a bid to drive the advance of applied quantum science in the EU.


The Quantum World in Motion

Physicists at the University of Regensburg, Germany, have developed laser concepts that resolve elementary dynamics faster even than a single oscillation cycle of light. This idea dubbed ‘lightwave electronics’ may enable devices operating orders of magnitude faster than state-of-the-art CMOS technology.


Quantum Shuttle to Quantum Processor Made in Germany Launched

An alliance between Forschungszentrum Jülich and the semiconductor manufacturer Infinion, together with institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (IAF, IPMS) as well as the Leibniz Association (IHP, IKZ), the universities of Regensburg and Konstanz and the quantum startup HQS, now aims to apply the results to industrial production.


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Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems at Freie Universität Berlin

The Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems is intended to provide an exciting forum to exchange ideas and stimulate collaboration between junior and senior scientists from Germany and all over the world.


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Quantum Technology Research at the RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich

The RWTH Aachen University boasts dedicated research groups to harness the exciting new opportunities presented by the current phase where quantum technology is moving from the mere academic research environment to be a primary topic of interest for industry and society.


Quantum Computing – Made in Lower Saxony

Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and quantum alliance QVLS provide insights into their quantum computer research laboratories. Within the next five years, Lower Saxony's first quantum computer with 50 qubits is to be launched.