QVLS – the ecosystem for breakthroughs in quantum technologies
Quantum technologies promise a wide range of applications with unprecedented precision and performance. This enormous future potential for industry and society was recognized early in Lower Saxony. In the region, more than 220 million euros have been invested over the past 10 years in the establishment and operation of state-of-the-art research laboratories and the recruitment and training of scientific excellence in quantum technologies.
Within QVLS, local and global players from science and industry join forces to bring quantum technologies into application.
More than 400 researchers are already working at Leibniz Universität Hannover, TU Braunschweig, and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt on quantum research and the key technologies required for this. Building on the successes to date, the Ministry of Science and Culture and the Volkswagen Foundation, together with leading research institutions and companies, launched the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony Initiative in 2020: a pooling of Lower Saxony’s expertise for international visibility and local value creation.
The Hannover-Braunschweig region can look back on numerous achievements in quantum research. In the QVLS, we promote the exchange in the ecosystem and jointly launch new projects.
25 million has already been made available as core funding for the QVLS-Q1 lighthouse project.
The further successful scaling of the QVLS ecosystem requires the closest possible cooperation between research, industry and politics. To this end, the partner organizations of the QVLS adopted a joint strategy in May 2021.