Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger has handed over funding certificates totaling 52 million euros for the development of a Bavarian quantum computer. The Max Planck and Fraunhofer Institutes involved in the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) received the funding in an official handover yesterday at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. The two organizations are jointly developing hardware and software for the construction and operation of quantum computers in Garching and at other locations. Aiwanger: "Quantum technology is a central key technology of the future. That's why the Free State of Bavaria, as Europe's leading science and business location, must be ahead of the game. Munich is a top location for quantum science and technology. I am therefore pleased that we have bundled important competences in quantum research in Munich Quantum Valley. With the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer Society, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the two universities of excellence LMU and TU Munich, the top researchers in quantum research are working together there to expand Bavaria's position as an outstanding science location in this future technology."
[Translated from the press release of the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy on the 22nd of December 2021]
The full press release is available here (in German only).