Reclaim the future: Can Europe become a leader in quantum computing? - Recap 30 June 2020.

Live Stream - Reclaim the Future. Quantum Computing.
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Right now, American companies seem to take the lead in the development of quantum computers. But Europe could soon catch up - because of its own strengths: a network of well-connected research institutions, industry leaders and promising start-ups. And now even politicians seem to have recognized the opportunity. The German government, for example, has just increased funding for quantum computers to two billion euros.
What does the European quantum community need to be successful? How long do we have to wait until quantum computers bring real benefits to science, but also to industry? How can we prevent a quantum winter? And when will Europe's first quantum computer go into operation? This is what we will discuss with leading experts from the quantum community.

If you want to get to know more about Quantum Computing, watch the recording of the whole event here.


Wolfgang Kerler.

During his career as a journalist, he has worked in Germany and abroad for various media such as ARD, Deutschlandfunk, The Verge, Wired, Inter Press Service and Reuters. He received several awards.

Dr. Jan Goetz, CEO and  co-Founder of IQM Finland Oy.

Dr Jan Goetz is a quantum physicist and co-founder of IQM, building revolutionary quantum computers. In a very short time, he has assembled an exceptional team of international quantum experts developing quantum processors and devices to tackle the hardest challenges humanity is facing. IQM has already yielded breakthroughs and gained international attention for their pioneering work. IQM secured a seed round of €11,5 million, the largest in Finnish history. Jan received his PhD on superconducting quantum circuits from TU Munich and continued as a Postdoc in Helsinki at Aalto University, where he holds a docent title. 

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is a full professor of Computer Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich as well as the Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The research focus of Prof. Kranzlmüller is on networked and distributed systems. The core is the network itself–from Internet connectivity to IT security and networking of devices. This is the basis for his further research interests: High-performance computing (HPC) as a large network of many distributed computers as well as future technologies, artificial intelligence and quantum computing–especially in how they are integrated with HPC­– or virtual reality. His main goal is to closely link his experimental research at the chair with the research and development work at the LRZ in order to create new, reliable and secure services for the LRZ users. 

Thomas Hubregtsen is a researcher in the area of Quantum accelerated Machine Learning, and responsible for quantum computing at BMW Group Research. He spends his free time pursuing a PhD on the same topic at Delft University of Technology. Previous work includes a position as Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Austin, Texas. In this role, he focused on Big Data and Machine Learning.

Oliver Wick.

As a technology scout for BMW Research and Innovation, Oliver Wick explores the world of future technologies - from VR to smart materials and blockchain. From 2017 to 2019 he severd as Lead Quantum Computing. Now he is Lead Future Computing Technologies. His motto in life: live today.