How Munich Quantum Valley is setting the pace in Europe.

Quantum computing meets Bavaria

Founded in 2021, Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) aims to make Bavaria a European leader in the research and application of quantum science and technology. Supported by 40 academic institutions, research institutes and companies, it pursues a comprehensive three-tier strategy to advance research, promote QST applications and train young professionals for future challenges.

Munich Quantum Valley addresses the entire QST and QC landscape. The Valley builds and operates quantum computers and fosters collaboration with industry, provides high-tech infrastructure and resources for startups, and pools research capabilities. For the future of quantum computing, the MQV also provides scientific qualification and continuing education to ensure that the next generation of QST gurus is best prepared. However, QST research in Bavaria is not confined to MQV. You can get a comprehensive overview here.

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Why Bavaria is poised to drive cross-industry innovation in quantum computing.

Diverse business opportunities

As a favored location for many major corporates that invest in the technology, as well as QST suppliers,  Bavaria affords highly diverse business opportunities in the QST sector, It is home to leading companies in photonics, semiconductors, cryogenics, testing, and control technology. On top of that, key industries benefiting from QST have a strong presence in Bavaria, such as healthcare, semiconductors, financial services, and the automotive, aerospace and logistics industries.

Access to talent

Munich Quantum Valley is powered by effective networks as the heart of the emerging Bavarian QST innovation ecosystem. Universities in Augsburg, Würzburg, Erlangen, and Regensburg act as strong hubs, while prominent R&D organizations, such as the Max Planck and Fraunhofer Societies, collaborate on major projects. As a result, strong networks are already in place today to foster collaborative innovation.

Effective networks

Leading universities in Bavaria are not only at the forefront of QST research but are also educating future quantum scientists, thereby facilitating access to talent. Over the next few years, they expect to offer vocational training programs to provide applied training to young specialists.



Glocal perspectives

Bavaria’s quantum initiative not only incorporates the whole of Bavaria but enjoys strong ties with global partners. And it isn’t just major players such as IBM and Microsoft that are working on the topic in their Bavarian R&D centers. Many international start-ups are attracted by this dynamic ecosystem.

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Learn how Finnish-Bavarian scale-up IQM will use QST to help combat the climate crisis

Finnish-Bavarian IQM is a leading European quantum computing scale-up and is building superconducting quantum computers for HPC centers, research institutes, and businesses across the continent. Its management team and investors are a truly pan-European group. Quantum computing plays a major role in combating the climate crisis, as the technology can model solutions not possible with today's computing power. Applications could include decarbonising power and fuel, re-shaping industrial operations, and transforming the food and forestry industries. These are excellent reasons for IQM to expand its international business and accelerate product development while focusing on developing quantum processors to help tackle the climate crisis.


How planqc is taking a completely different approach to quantum technology


planqc is the first scale-up to emerge from Munich Quantum Valley which fosters a unique quantum ecosystem for start-ups with its vast network of research institutes and industrial partners. planqc's founding team combines decades of international research on neutral-atom quantum technologies. Their processors use atoms in artificial crystals of light to build highly scalable quantum computers.

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A totally new way of computing – Quantum Computing. Why is Germany a good place for pioneering quantum business?

Cambridge Quantum is a subsidiary of Quantinuum, a science led global player in the world of quantum technology. Cambridge Quantum opened an office in Munich in 2021 in close vincinity to Munich Quantum Valley. We spoke to Ilyas Khan, its founder, about the strengths of the local QT ecosystem and what it takes to make quantum computing enterprise ready.

Quantum Landing Pad - Your gateway to establish a presence in Europe´s quantum capital Munich and Bavaria

Are you planning to set up in Germany or Europe? Especially for scale-ups from abroad we developed together with our partners Munich Quantum Valley and TUM Venture Lab Quantum  the "Quantum Landing Pad". This means you have 3 strong players at your side. We accompany you throughout your settlement journey, from the initial market exploration to moving into your new office or lab space. What we want from you in return? Nothing more than active participation within our ecosystem - the service is free of charge.

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Find out what's happening in the field of cross-industry innovation in Bavaria – from artificial intelligence to mobility & aerospace to life sciences:

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