Europe’s quantum heart beats in Hannover this year

Press release by the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony

February 28, 2023

Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS), a leading German quantum hub, will be home of the European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC) 2023, bringing leading minds from science, industry and politics to Hannover. From the 16th to the 20th of October 2023, up to 1000 guests are expected to attend the event, which QVLS is organising in cooperation with the Quantum Flagship, Europe’s ten-year innovation programme at the dawn of the second quantum revolution. The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover is one of the QVLS partner institutions.

The EQTC in Hannover will be the beating heart of the European quantum world for a full week: The event will showcase all main scientific and technology pillars of the Quantum Flagship and the European ecosystem as well as global developments. Special attention will also be dedicated to the transfer of these research-intensive technologies to European industry and the presentation of the most promising start-ups. The programme is currently being drafted by the esteemed EQTC Programme Committee and will soon be available. The week-long conference will take place in the Hannover Convention Center as part of a long-term partnership between the QVLS and Deutsche Messe AG, host of the world’s largest industry expo.

Adding to the multi-faceted conference programme held at the futuristic Convention Center, guests will have the chance to explore the most innovative hot spots within Quantum Valley Lower Saxony. The Leibniz University of Hannover, the Technical University of Braunschweig and Germany’s National Metrology Institute (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt), the scientific backbone of the network, are opening their laboratories and numerous other partners are hosting site tours for visitors as well. A particular highlight will be the showcase of the region’s ion-trap quantum computers, built with the support of the State of Lower Saxony, the Volkswagen Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the European Union.

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