The translation of scientific research into commercial products is a key challenge for the creation of a successful and striving quantum ecosystem. Entrepreneurship plays a key role in overcoming this bottleneck. Within Munich Quantum Valley, founders and start-ups can find a comprehensive support through the TUM Venture Lab Quantum.

The TUM Venture Lab Quantum is Munich’s innovation center for quantum technologies and offers services along four dimensions:

  1. Education
    Tailored educational programs at the intersection of quantum tech and entrepreneurship are offered to students and scientists across a wide range of experience levels.
  2. Venturing
    Early-stage founders are supported through holistic and domain-specific coaching, multiple incubation programs and advice with public funding grants and IP processes.
  3. Spaces & Infrastructure
    Dedicated office spaces and prototyping labs as well as access to institutional infrastructure will be available to selected teams within the TUM Venture Lab Quantum.
  4. Events & Network
    One key element helping founders on their journey is the Venture Lab’s closely-knit network connecting them to industry partners, more mature start-ups, domain-experts and investors active in quantum technologies.

Furthermore, founders and start-ups willing to move to Munich can find support through the attached Quantum Landing Pad. The Quantum Landing Pad will provide help with the integration into the MQV ecosystem, finding initial office locations as well as with setting up a legal entity here in Bavaria.

Start-ups within the Munich Quantum Valley ecosystem

Munich Quantum Instruments

At Munich Quantum Instruments, we develop state-of-the-art photonic quantum sensors that can be used for breakthrough discoveries and groundbreaking applications such as optical quantum computing, quantum sensing, deep-space optical communication or quantum communication. We are designing our sensors to enable the exploitation of quantum phenomena on an industrial scale. This means that we are building scalable, high-quality photonic quantum sensors for mass deployment, enabling everyone to benefit from the upcoming quantum revolution.


planqc is the first start-up to emerge from Munich Quantum Valley. In particular, planqc aims to bring the quantum computing demonstrators developed in the Neutral-atoms qubits projects TAQC and MUNIQC-Atoms to market.

As such, planqc's quantum computers store information in individual atoms – nature's best qubits. Quantum information is processed by arranging these qubits in highly scalable arrays and manipulating them with precisely controlled laser pulses. planqc’s unique combination of quantum technologies is the fastest way to scale to thousands of qubits, a prerequisite for industry-relevant quantum advantage.

planqc's founding team combines decades of international research on neutral-atom quantum technologies. Our quantum computers are built on the precision of the world’s best atomic clocks, the world’s best
quantum gas microscopes, and high-speed Rydberg gates.



Quantum Diamonds

Quantum Diamonds is a Munich-based company specializing in the manufacturing of nitrogen-doped diamond material. We have developed atom-sized quantum sensors in diamonds, functioning under the hardest conditions. Our quantum sensing technology involves sensors which are solid-state qubits embedded within diamonds known as the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center. We produce tailor-made, ready-to-use diamond material with certified properties, filling the demand for high-quality diamond material in research and industry. In addition, we provide services such as diamond characterization, annealing, and cleaning, as well as consulting and technical support with the design and integration of diamond-based sensing devices.