Munich Quantum Valley

The Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) is an initiative for the promotion of Quantum Sciences and Quantum Technologies in Bavaria and is supported by the Bavarian state government. As a hub between research, industry, funders, and the public it is intended, among other things, to help develop and operate competitive quantum computers in Bavaria.

On Januar 27, 2022 the MQV e.V. was founded by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BadW), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Fraunhofer Society (FhG), the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the Max Planck Society (MPG), and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

The purpose of the MQV e.V. is the promotion of science as well as education and training with a focus on Bavaria. In particular, this purpose is realized by the development of a Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Technology (ZQQ), the initiation and coordination of the joint acquisition of third-party funds by the members of the association, the coordination and management of jointly initiated consortia and third-party funded projects, and the support of funding agencies in the call for proposals, evaluation and coordination of third-party funded projects.

It is intended to create a unique center for quantum sciences and technologies (QST) and thus establish Bavaria and Germany as a major hub for research and development in this important future field. With its excellent educational and research institutions as well as a dynamic industrial and venture high-tech environment, the Munich metropolitan region offers optimal starting conditions for the Munich Quantum Valley.

Other important Bavarian and national research institutions and universities with strong activities in QST will be efficiently connected to MQV and participate in its activities. Based on the strength of its founding institutions and long-term institutional funding, the MQV will play a key role in a national and European quantum strategy.

Munich Quantum Valley is supported by the Bavarian state.

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Nearly 17 million euros funding for Lighthouse Projects

Munich, August 4, 2022 – With funds from the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, the Free State of Bavaria is supporting five basic research projects in the field of quantum sciences with a total of about 17 million euros as part of the Munich Quantum Valley initiative. Acknowledging the expertise available at universities and research institutions throughout Bavaria, the interdisciplinary and cross-university Lighthouse Projects promote Bavaria's leading role in the field of quantum technologies.

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Max-Planck scientists found planqc to build highly scalable quantum computer

Munich, June 28, 2022 – Quantum computing startup planqc today announced a financing round of EUR 4.6 mill ion led by UVC Partners and Speedinvest. With this funding, planqc will develop a highly scalable quantum computer operating at room temperature that is based on atoms trapped in optical lattices. planqc was founded by a team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and is the first startup to emerge from the Munich Quantum Valley, one of the leading quantum technology hubs in Europe.

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When quantum particles fly like bees

A quantum system consisting of only 51 charged atoms can assume more than two quadrillion different states. Calculating the system's behavior is a piece of cake for a quantum simulator. Yet even with todays supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. Researchers of the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) initiative and the University of Innsbruck have now shown how these systems can be described using equations from the 18th century.

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Quantum Computing Meets Quantum Chemistry

Munich Quantum Valley hosts a symposium which aims to bring together researchers and industry representatives from Europe and the United States to discuss the state of the art in quantum chemistry algorithms and to provide a critical overview of their potential applications on quantum computers.

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