150 guests attend the DLR QCI Showcase Ulm

We are still flabbergasted by the fantastic response to our DLR QCI Showcase Ulm: in front of 150 guests from the political, business and research communities, we showed for the first time how we are advancing the quantum computing ecosystem with our partners from industry, start-ups and research at the Innovation Centre Ulm. In just a few months, we — and Hamburg — have created a place where good ideas can be developed to market maturity.

In order to bring quantum computers into application more quickly, we are pooling infrastructure, expertise and resources at our DLR Innovation Centres in Hamburg and Ulm. Industry and research come together at these innovation centres to jointly develop quantum computers and the necessary enabling technologies, software and applications. To this end, we provide quantum start-ups and industrial consortia with laboratories, workshops and office space and use shared areas to create a highly attractive location for efficient technology transfer, effective collaboration and an environment in which ground-breaking progress is possible.

High tech at the DLR QCI Showcase Ulm

SaxonQ and XeedQ presented the first NV centre quantum computers, QuiX Quantum presented their work on a photonic and PlanQC on a neutral atom quantum computer, Advanced Quantum and Diatope presented their spin-enabling technologies for generating and characterising high-quality diamond qubits and Anabrid presented their exciting analogue computer project. The research teams from the DLR Institute for AI Safety and Security, the DLR Institute of Technical Thermodynamics and the DLR Institute of Quantum Technologies, together with many other DLR institutes, presented the ways concrete applications in science also offer great opportunities for industrial and economic issues.

Many thanks to all the visitors from the DLR Ulm site, our contractors and research teams and the wider ecosystem who all contributed to making this DLR QCI Showcase Ulm such a success. We look forward to the next one and all the great developments we can realise by then.