The Quantum Technology Park (QTP) is the key component to provide state-of-the-art technological infrastructure for research projects and product developments within MQV. The QTP will provide infrastructure located at several institutions in a joint center. In order to set up the Quantum Technology Park as fast as possible, all involved institutions speed up related organization and planning stages and focus on advancing or even finishing ongoing construction efforts. In parallel, the shared use of the various infrastructure elements operated by different institutions at different locations has been started.
Regarding the individual elements, Fraunhofer EMFT managed to secure the funding for their new building on the campus Garching, allowing EMFT to move operations entirely to Garching. The new EMFT building will include clean room facilities and laboratories for the topics “Quantum Technologies and Trusted Electronics”. Completion of the construction is envisioned for 2027/2028.
LMU Munich is currently in the process of refurbishing and re-designing the existing CeNS clean room facility operated by the Faculty of Physics at Schellingstraße. Several orders for equipment already have been placed and delivered. The technical infrastructure is adapted to the new research focus on “2D quantum materials” and related quantum technologies. The clean room with an area of 120 m² is designed for chip-sized processing, study, design and state-of-the-art fabrication of quantum materials and nanoscopic structures as well as their preparation for integration into large and complex interacting quantum technologies.
The Max Planck Society (MPG) is within the final year of setting up their new Semiconductor Laboratory (HLL) on the Garching Research Campus and is planning to complete the efforts in October 2023. The construction of the new MPG HLL building is within the planned timeline. Slight modification of the lab layout and the initiation of the purchase of large equipment is ongoing. A key focus of the MQV-related activities of MPG HLL will be integrated photonics.
In a joint effort, TUM and WMI/BAdW aim to establish a Quantum Technology Center (QTC) focusing on superconducting and spin-based quantum technologies. The center also will provide office space for MQV researchers as well as office and laboratory space for the Venture Lab Quantum teams and start-ups within the Quantum Landing Pad framework. The concept for a new building has been drafted and the planning phase has started, including feasibility studies for different locations on the Garching Research Campus. WMI also offers its present nanotechnology and thin film infrastructure for superconducting and magnetic materials to MQV partners.