(May 19, 2021, New York) Quantum technologies have arrived in the business world. This was made clear by the panel presentations of top-class scientists and industrial users at the International Conference “Inside Quantum Technology” IQT in New York. The latter had invited computer science professor Claudia Linnhoff-Popien to give a talk on funding strategies from a German perspective. In total, more than 90 top quantum technology experts from around the world presented the latest research results and industry trends for four days. The virtual conference was broadcasted to registered visitors worldwide from May 17-20, 2021.
On May 19, Claudia Linnhoff-Popien explained the strategy and approach of the German Council of Experts in the international panel “How can national programs boost post-Corona quantum innovation?”. She illustrated the already existing application possibilities in the field of quantum computing on the part of software and programming.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Head of the Chair “Mobile and Distributed Systems” at the Institute of Computer Science at LMU Munich, is a member of the German Federal Government’s Expert Council on Quantum Computing. In the summer of 2020, the German government commissioned a 16-member council of experts from industry and science to develop a strategy and recommendations for future action. As a result, the experts council had handed over to the German government in January 2021 the “Roadmap Quantum Computing“, which finds its application in recent funding programs. Linnhoff-Popien had contributed key findings on the application of quantum computing on the part of IT and described them in the roadmap.
In the IQT panel presentation on the strategies of the four countries Netherlands, France, USA and Germany, the representatives explained the status quo in their countries in addition to Linnhoff’s presentation of the quantum computing strategy in Germany. The speakers in addition to Claudia Linnhoff-Popien were:
The US conference covered all aspects of quantum computing hardware and software, quantum networks, quantum sensing and quantum cryptography. Its goal is to present the latest applications to experts from all industries and to pool international knowledge.