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Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) will develop and operate competitive quantum computers and foster a new generation of quantum natives in Bavaria.

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About 1.2 million euros for doctoral scholarships

As part of the Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) initiative, the Free State of Bavaria is supporting six outstanding doctoral students in their research in the field of quantum sciences with doctoral scholarships of around 200,000 euros each. The internationally selected top talents will conduct research at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).


Nearly 17 million euros funding for Lighthouse Projects

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.


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

Quantum computing startup planqc today announced a financing round of EUR 4.6 million 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 Munich Quantum Valley, one of the leading quantum technology hubs in Europe.


First Bavarian Distinguished Professorship awarded

The first Bavarian Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Wille, who previously taught in Linz and now holds the newly established Chair for Design Automation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As part of Bavaria’s Hightech Agenda, the Distinguished Professorship Program is intended to bring standout scientific experts to Bavarian universities. Each appointment made in the program is endowed with as much as five million euros for five years.


Around 20 million euros for new professorships in Bavaria

The universities in Augsburg, Würzburg, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Munich, as well as the technical universities of applied sciences in Regensburg and Nuremberg, will receive around twenty million euros in funding from Bavaria's High-Tech Agenda to enable them to further strengthen their profile in quantum sciences and quantum technologies.