The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection is commissioning a consortium of leading German technology companies and research institutions to build Germany's first quantum cloud for industrial users. Part of the consortium is also ECDF professor Dr. Adrian Paschke, Professor of Semantic Data Intelligence at Freie Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS.
"Quantum applications in the cloud can be great drivers of innovation. With the SeQuenC project, the BMWK sets a new milestone on the way to a German quantum cloud and we are very pleased to support the research project with our quantum AI tools and knowledge from the PlanQK quantum AI platform. For the success of quantum computing as a key technology, it will be of central importance worldwide in the future to develop innovative and economically attractive quantum applications as cloud-enabled solutions," says Paschke.
The quantum cloud will create a platform for quantum applications for the German industrial landscape, strengthen digital sovereignty in the field of quantum computing, and position Germany as a pioneer in the industrialization of this key technology. The research and development project is part of the "Digital Technologies for Industry" funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and is scheduled to run for three years. Within this period, selected test users (so-called associated partners) will be given access to the quantum cloud in order to test initial applications on the platform. With this investment, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection is underlining its ambitions in the field of quantum computing and the associated goal of establishing Germany as a pioneer in the industrialization of this key technology.