The project, named PhoQuant, will be led by Q.ant, a wholly owned subsidiary of TRUMPF, and will include collaborators from 13 other German organizations including Paderborn University (UPB), University of Münster, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, University of Jena, Ulm University, HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH, Humboldt University of Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Swabian Instruments GmbH, TEM Messtechnik GmbH, ficonTEC Service GmbH, FU Berlin, and Menlo Systems GmbH. The program will continue for five years and about 42 million euros of the funds will come from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), with the remainder being funded by the consortium partners. A key goal of the project is to build a made in Germany quantum computer and then making it available worldwide via cloud services. Additional information about this PhoQuant project is available in a blog article posted on the Q.ant site that can be accessed here.

March 13, 2022