The "Munich Quantum Valley" network aims to transform the greater Munich area into a leading international science and business location in the field of quantum technology.
The "Munich Quantum Valley" network aims to transform the greater Munich area into a leading international science and business location in the field of quantum technology.
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Starting the second quantum revolution in BavariaKick-off event for the Munich Quantum Valley

Quantum computers that solve complex problems faster than any supercomputer, infrastructures for the exchange of ideas and technology transfer in the field of quantum science, as well as excellent training and professional education opportunities - these are some of the core goals that scientists will pursue in the Munich Quantum Valley in the future. Today's kick-off event marks the start of this unique initiative.

Quantum sciences have long since found their way into our everyday lives. Modern microelectronics would be inconceivable without the fundamentals of quantum physics developed by researchers such as Max Planck and Albert Einstein. Due to enormous advances in the control and manipulation of quantum systems, the next step is now: revolutionary new technical uses.

In the next ten years, the “Munich Quantum Valley” initiative aims to further advance the development of quantum science and technology. In addition to TUM, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, the Max Planck Society and the Fraunhofer Society are among the founders of the network. The coordinator will be Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt, quantum scientist at the University of Innsbruck.

Pending the approval of the Bavarian State Parliament, the Bavarian government plans to support the initiative with a total of 300 million euros, with 120 million euros available as early as 2021 and 2022. Building on this robust foundation the Munich Quantum Valley 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.

Today's kick-off event marks the starting point of this unique initiative. It bundles forces in the future field of quantum technology in order to make Bavaria a leading international science and business location in the field of quantum technology.

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Technical University of Munich Andreas Battenberg
battenberg(at)zv.tum.de

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