The German Free State of Bavaria will work with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Technical University of Munich to perform research, development, and education and training in quantum science and technology. Of the €300 million, they plan on spending €120 million ($145M USD) in 2021 and 2022. Additional funds may also come from the German federal government as part of the country’s €2 billion stimulus package to support the development of quantum technology in Germany. As a part of this program a Centre for Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies (ZQQ) and a quantum technology park will be established to provide facilities for startups and established companies to develop quantum products and services. Additional information can be found in the news release posted on the website of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft here.

January 16, 2021