DLR German/Canadian Partner Day: Promotion of collaborations in the field of quantum computing
The DLR German/Canadian Partnering Day brought together companies and research institutions from Canada and Germany that are working in quantum computing or with quantum technologies in general. The participants met at the DLR Innovation Center in Ulm.
At the ‘DLR German / Canadian Partnering Day’, held at the Innovation Centre in Ulm, companies and research institutions from Canada and Germany that work in quantum computing or with quantum technologies gave presentations about their work. Participants were cordially invited to the event by the Quantum Computing Initiative at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). The focus of the talks and pitches was to promote industrial cooperation in research and development between Germany and Canada. Future commercialisation of quantum technologies was also a key point of the meeting.
“Canada, with its commercial companies working in the field of quantum computing, is an attractive partner for future collaboration as part of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative. The DLR Quantum Computing Initiative is driving this forward with this Partnering Day,” said Robert Axmann, Head of the Quantum Computing Initiative at DLR. Quantum technologies are seen as a promising economic field for the future.
Cooperation is possible, for example, in the development of new products and services. The validation of technologies in new markets also offer opportunities for collaboration. “With their strong competence in research and development, Germany and Canada are well suited to improve their global competitiveness and access to markets through this cooperation,” explained Dominik Saile, a member of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative team.
The event was organised by the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative in cooperation with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
Quantum technologies at DLR in Ulm
The DLR site in Ulm hosts three institutes – the Institute for AI Safety and Security, the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics and the Institute of Quantum Technologies, which was opened a year ago. The latter develops measurement technologies based on quantum mechanical effects. The precision instruments necessary will be brought to prototype maturity in close cooperation with industry. At the DLR Innovation Centre in Ulm, companies involved in the Quantum Computing Initiative work in close cooperation with other DLR institutes.