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Helmholtz Quantum Center

With the Helmholtz Quantum Center (HQC), a central technology laboratory is being established which covers the entire research spectrum for quantum computing – from research into quantum materials to prototype development. The HQC brings together six research fields and seven technology clusters, thus combining basic research, theory and development – all the way from quantum materials to complete quantum computer systems. Research on materials for qubits is linked to the production of devices and systems for quantum computers and the co-design of hardware and software.

The HQC will be open to regional universities as well as national and European partners from science and industry for joint projects in selected research areas.

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The Quantum Center will be housed in a new building with state-of-the-art experimental equipment on the campus of Forschungszentrum Jülich with direct access to the Helmholtz Nano Facility, and it will be closely linked to the institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The new centre will also be home to two new institutes for quantum control and quantum computing plus the JARA Institute for Quantum Information, which was established as part of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance. The new building will also house the Jülich laboratory facilities that are part of the European Quantum Flagship.

The project, which is financed by the Helmholtz Association with almost € 50 million, will start work at the beginning of 2020 and be in full operation by 2025.