As a driving force behind the industrialisation of quantum computing in Germany, we want to identify, develop, test and share its potential applications. Within their various development projects, our members are driving forward first practical applications in the field of quantum computing in their respective industries and also across sectors.

Quantum leaps

Our development projects

Lilly Palackal, Quantum Algorithms Team Lead in Supply Chain Innovation, und Dr. Hans Ehm, Senior Principal Supply Chain Management bei Infineon

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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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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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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