Quantum-ready, future-ready: Impressions of the European Quantum Technology Conference on 16-20 October in Hannover, Germany

European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC) 2023

QVLS is set to host Europe’s largest quantum conference in October 2023 by bringing leading minds from science, industry and politics to Hannover. 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 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. All main scientific and technology pillars of the Quantum Flagship and the European ecosystem as well as global developments will be showcased. 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.

Adding to the multi-faceted conference programme held at the futuristic Convention Center of the HANNOVER MESSE fairground, guests will have the chance to explore the most innovative hotspots 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 VolkswagenFoundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the European Union.