The DLR Quantum Computing Initiative

We are bringing quantum computers into industrial applications

Quantum computers present great opportunities for industry, business and research. But a strong ecosystem is needed to realise this potential. The DLR Quantum Computing Initiative (DLR QCI) is therefore working with partners from industry and research to develop quantum computers, as well as the necessary enabling technologies, software and applications, with the aim of bringing this new technology into application more quickly. At two innovation centres in Hamburg and Ulm, the DLR QCI pools infrastructure, expertise and resources to create an environment that facilitates effective technology transfer and ground-breaking progress.

An important success factor for a strong quantum computing ecosystem is the close and active involvement of industry along the entire value chain: in research and development, as a supplier or as a user in one of the many applications.

The DLR QCI addresses and strengthens the involvement of industry in the quantum computing ecosystem through fully funded industrial contracts for hardware development and contracts for research and development work in practical use cases. The aim is to jointly develop quantum computing applications in a cutting edge and technology-driven environment.

At the Hannover Messe, the DLR QCI will be showing how companies are participating in the development of applications for quantum computing, how they are defining new use cases and thus preparing for the enormous potential of quantum computing.


German Aerospace Center (DLR)
DLR Quantum Computing Initiative (DLR QCI)
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