Deepening Collaboration in Quantum Technologies
Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Ulrich Mans from Quantum Delta NL in Hamburg. This visit marks a significant step in deepening our collaboration in the field of quantum technologies. The focus was on the exchange and further development of partnerships essential for transforming Europe’s research excellence into economic success. Collaborating with leading countries like the Netherlands strengthens the synergies within Europe and contributes to positioning the Hamburg metropolitan region as a Quantum Port.
Quantum without Borders: Supporting European Quantum Projects
A highlight of our collaboration is the trilateral support program “Quantum without Borders.” Initiated by the “Quantum International” initiative of the BMBF, in cooperation with France and the Netherlands, the program aims to support cross-border quantum technology projects. The goal is clear: to strengthen collaboration within the European quantum ecosystem and develop technologies with significant innovation potential. Interested parties have until March 20, 2024, to submit their projects.
Insights and Discussions: The Quantum Technology Roadmap for Quantum Port Hamburg
During his stay, Dr. Mans discussed at QCI DLR and in the Dockland of Hamburg, curated by HQIC with IFB and BWI, the significant role of quantum solutions for the Port of Hamburg. Important insights and experiences about the needs of companies and startups in the quantum technology sector were exchanged. In particular, the visit to the new facilities for quantum computer startups at DESY Hamburg-Bahrenfeld was a highlight, strengthening Hamburg’s leadership position in the European network.
Petra 3 and Rymaxx One: Pioneers in Research and Development
The exclusivity of Petra 3 provided us with deep insights into the world of particle and atomic research, including the examination of quantum computer hardware components and the development of new materials for quantum computers. Another notable advancement was the visit to the University of Hamburg, where we saw the Rymaxx One quantum computer at the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies. This project, developed in collaboration from Universität Hamburg with TU Kaiserslautern as well as industry partners, specializes in optimization problems, and demonstrates the potential of quantum computing for industry-relevant challenges.
Key Topics and Discussions: European Quantum Campus
The discussions revolved around three central themes: operator concepts for the House of Quantum, the training and further education of technicians and experts, and the development of a quantum strategy for Europe’s port metropolises. These conversations emphasized the importance of considering quantum technologies in the European context, the significance of accessible locations for startups and companies, and the necessity of strengthening the transfer of science to the economy.
This visit and the associated discussions underscore the dynamism and commitment with which Hamburg and Europe are continuing to expand their role as global innovation leaders in the field of quantum technologies. The progress and plans we are advancing together promise an exciting future in the application of quantum technologies for a more sustainable and efficient world.
Dr.-Ing. Soner Emec