QUTAC - Quantum Technology & Application Consortium

We bring quantum computing to the level of large-scale industrial application and position our companies for a new digital future. Together, we want to strengthen Germany’s digital sovereignty, develop applications to market maturity and highlight opportunities for funding.

Mission

Applying quantum computing

About QUTAC

Who we are. And how we will make quantum computing commercially successful.

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Our members

QUTAC brings together leading companies from Germany.

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Our projects

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Dr. Reinhard Ploss über QUTAC
The industrialisation of quantum computing has only just begun. At QUTAC, important German companies come together to put our country and Europe at the forefront of the development of this crucial future technology.
Dr. Reinhard Ploss Chairman of the QUTAC Executive Committee & former CEO Infineon Technologies AG

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Lilly Palackal, Quantum Algorithms Team Lead in Supply Chain Innovation, und Dr. Hans Ehm, Senior Principal Supply Chain Management bei Infineon
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Infineon: Harnessing quantum computing to optimize supply chains

The semiconductor industry is characterized by its global supply chains. These are a complex network, and achieving optimal results is a challenge, even for established industry players like Infineon. With a leading position to maintain, Infineon has its sights set on one of the key technologies for the future: quantum computing.

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Dr.-Ing. Susan Wegner, Vice President Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics bei Lufthansa Industry Solutions
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"For an innovation to achieve impact, it’s a question of applicability, not technological potential."

Quantum computing is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, investments that go beyond funding the further development of hardware are crucial to this phase, says Dr.-Ing. Susan Wegner, Vice President for Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics at Lufthansa Industry Solutions. In our interview, she explains why her company joined QUTAC, how it is involved in the consortium and what digital sovereignty means to her.

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Munich Re: Understanding, calculating and hedging complex risks

At Munich Re, Dr. Andreas Bayerstadler and his team are researching quantum technology applications for modern route planning. This way, they are helping to make Germany a pioneer in quantum technology – and to protect companies more intelligently against economic losses in the future.

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BASF: How quantum computing can help develop chemical catalysts

With the help of quantum computing, BASF intends to accelerate the development of new catalysts within polymer research. To do so, it is relying on a hybrid approach - and collaboration with QUTAC.

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“Only markets make the development of quantum solutions economically attractive.”

The industrialisation of quantum computing requires not only basic technology, but also a functioning market, says Dr. Andre Luckow, Head of the Department for New Technologies at BMW Group IT. In this interview, he explains how QUTAC intends to strengthen the development of industrial applications and hot the BMW Group, both within the consortium and beyond, is involved in the field of quantum computing.

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   Quantentechnologien werden eine Reihe disruptiver Innovationen anstoßen, sagt BASF-Vorstandsvorsitzender Dr. Martin Brudermüller. Im Interview erklärt er, was wir von dieser neuen Technologie erwarten können, welche Herausforderungen bei ihrer Entwicklung bestehen – und warum genau jetzt der richtige Zeitpunkt ist, ein IndUTAC zu gründen.
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"Quantum computing will become a key enabling technology"

Quantum technologies will trigger a series of disruptive innovations, says BASF Chairman of the Board Dr. Martin Brudermüller. In an interview, he explains what we can expect from this new technology, the challenges involved in its development and why now is exactly the right time to establish an industry consortium like QUTAC.

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Interviewpartner Clemens Utschig-Utschig, CTO Boehringer Ingelheim. © Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG.
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Boehringer Ingelheim: A question of time

For the simulation of complex molecules, Boehringer Ingelheim CTO Clemens Utschig-Utschig also considers the potential of quantum computing. This way, extensive laboratory experiments may be reduced in the future – and with them the time needed to develop new drugs.

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QUTAC Members

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