European Quantum Technologies Conference 2023

European Quantum Technologies Conference 2023

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QuantumFrontiers co-hosted Europe's quantum event of the year

The European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC) brought the leaders in quantum technologies from science, business and politics to Hannover. From 16 to 20 October, over 700 international participants gathered for the event, transforming the region into Europe's quantum hotspot. The event was organised on behalf of the European Commission and the QuantumFlagship by Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS), the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers, and the Collaborative Research Centres TerraQ and DQ-mat. Together, Lower Saxony's quantum research programmes played a key role in shaping the conference programme and the supporting exhibition. In addition, the research networks opened the doors to the laboratories at their scientific supporting institutions, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.

Quantum technology is booming

"Quantum technologies are a young but dynamically growing field. I am extremely pleased that Hannover can host when European science, industry, politics and education can exchange ideas and present their results in person again for the first time since the pandemic" says Professor Christian Ospelkaus, Co-Chair of the EQTC Organising Committee and Co-Speaker of QVLS. "Not only is basic research booming in quantum technologies, the first approaches and prototypes for applications are already being tested worldwide. This field already has enormous relevance for our everyday lives – and this influence will become even more enormous in the future. It is therefore a great pleasure and honour for us to host the EQTC in Hannover," says Professor Michèle Heurs, co-leader of the science board of QuantumFrontiers.