Our Members

QUTAC brings together 13 of Germany’s leading corporations. Together, we want to make quantum computing industrially usable as well as economically successful and thus contribute towards the digital prowess of Germany and Europe.

  • BASF

    At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 112,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at www.basf.com.

    In QUTAC, BASF will, together with its industry partners, promote a seamless transfer of research results into industrial practice. Use cases will be exchanged and collaborations with research institutions initiated. Particular emphasis will be placed on application expertise and access to quantum computing, knowledge transfer and training that is as barrier-free as possible. BASF’s specific interest is, of course, in applications in and for chemistry, e.g. material science but also scheduling problems.

  • BMW Group

    With its brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of cars and motorbikes and provider of premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises more than 30 production plants; the company has a global sales network with representatives in over 140 countries.

    Within QUTAC, the BMW Group will advance the use of quantum computing for industrial issues in the automotive industry. The automobile is one of the most complex consumer goods. Optimization problems in the supply chain, logistics, development and production, such as robot path planning or buffer optimisation, material simulation for battery development or machine learning applications in the field of text processing or computer vision offer promising potential for testing quantum algorithms.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

    As a leading research-driven biopharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim focuses on innovation in areas of high unmet medical need. Founded in 1885, the family-owned company is active in 130 countries with 52,000 employees.

    Within QUTAC, the pharmaceutical company will investigate quantum computing as an opportunity to advance the discovery of new medicines by complementing and accelerating laboratory research through the aid of computer simulations.

  • Bosch

    The Bosch Group is a leading international technology and services company with around 395,000 employees worldwide. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its approximately 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in around 60 countries.

    Within QUTAC, Bosch will address various applications that benefit from quantum computer-aided optimisation or quantum computer-aided machine learning.

  • Deutsche Telekom

    Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 252 million mobile customers, 25 million fixed-network lines, and 22 million broadband lines.

    With Telekom Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom AG will primarily dedicate itself to developing quantum computing applications in telecommunications. It will use its experience to drive these forward. This includes topics such as the implementation of quantum algorithms in the field of network optimization and planning, the construction of quantum cryptographic platforms, and the harnessing of quantum mechanical properties for novel communication and coordination possibilities.

  • Infineon

    Infineon Technologies AG is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions and one of the ten largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world, with approximately 46,700 employees and revenues of more than 8.5 billion euros in 2020.

    Infineon cooperates with leading companies in Germany and Europe in the Quantum Technology & Application Consortium to advance the industrialisation of quantum computing. The company will focus primarily on the implementation of new solutions for improved demand-capacity matching and sensor-based optimization of supply chains. In addition, Infineon is researching and developing three quantum computing technologies with promising potential for industrial implementation: Superconductor, semiconductor and ion-based qubits. With this open approach, the company presents a pioneer in its industry.

  • Lufthansa Industry Solutions

    With over 2,100 employees at 14 locations and over 300 customers, Lufthansa Industry Solutions is one of the 25 largest IT consulting companies in Germany. As a competent partner, the company supports various industries in all aspects of digitalization – be it the development of digitalization strategies, the networking of IT service machines, artificial intelligence or by providing mobile platforms for cross-company collaboration.

    Within the Quantum Technology & Application Consortium, Lufthansa Industry Solutions represents the aviation industry and focuses primarily on the development of quantum computing applications to flight and air traffic. These include, in particular, the optimization of maintenance processes, flight plans and routes, gate assignment, and air cargo distribution.

  • Merck

    Merck, a leading science and technology company, is active in the fields of life science, healthcare and electronics. Around 63,000 employees work to make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day for a more liveable future: Be it products and services for faster drug development and manufacturing, discovering unique ways to treat diseases, or providing applications for smart devices – Merck is everywhere.

    In QUTAC, Merck will work on applying the possibilities for quantum chemistry on materials and drug discovery. Furthermore, the company will investigate methods to model complex optimization problems that may be solved more efficiently through the use of quantum computers.

  • Munich Re

    Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. The Group generated an insurance revenue of over 57 billion euros in 2023. Munich Re leverages outstanding risk expertise and financial solidity to promote its clients’ business interests and technological progress.

    Within QUTAC, Munich Re analyses possible application scenarios and develops initial quantum-based business ideas, including for safeguarding quantum computing services or modelling risks in the financial world.

  • SAP

    As a market leader in enterprise software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best. Our machine learning, internet of things, and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises.

    Within QUTAC, SAP is driving the use of quantum computing in machine learning applications and the optimisation of business processes. This includes developing ways to optimize transport routes, supply chains or production plans. This reduces the volume of traffic as well as the consumption of resources and emissions.


  • Siemens

    Siemens AG is a leading international technology company with around 320,000 employees worldwide – and one of the largest private employers in Germany. With a focus on industry, infrastructure and mobility, the company is helping to shape the transition to the digital age.

    At QUTAC, Siemens will work to enable individual solutions for efficient shop floor management. With the help of quantum computing, Siemens intents to develop robust models that are less susceptible to disruptions, while at the same time being more flexible. Siemens also plans to engage in machine learning to accelerate data analytics for numerous industries.


    As a high-tech company, TRUMPF offers solutions in the fields of machine tools as well as laser technology and drives connectivity in the manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offerings. In the fiscal year of 2022/23, with its approximately 18,400 employees, TRUMPF generated sales of around 5.4 billion euros. Its status as an independent, family-owned company with headquarters in Ditzingen near Stuttgart, as well as its long-term orientation, make TRUMPF a champion of continuous innovation.

    Within QUTAC, TRUMPF represents the fields of mechanical engineering, connected manufacturing and laser technology. The company is primarily dedicated to the development of quantum computing applications for optimizing machine occupancy in production, image processing through machine learning, and the simulation of heat input in laser cutting.

  • Volkswagen

    The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s leading car makers, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Group’s vehicles are sold in over 150 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of strong global brands, leading technologies at scale, innovative ideas to tap into future profit pools and an entrepreneurial leadership team, the Volkswagen Group is committed to shaping the future of mobility through investments in electric and autonomous driving vehicles, digitalization and sustainability.

    Volkswagen has already been extensively involved in quantum computing since 2015. In its collaboration within QUTAC, the Group will focus on the further development of route planning processes. The aim here is to use quantum algorithms to optimize the use of transport vehicles in both logistics and production.