Fraunhofer and IBM Present the First IBM Quantum System One Live in Europe!

Fraunhofer and IBM are launching a pioneering quantum computing research platform in Germany. The first IBM Quantum System One in Europe was presented to the public on June 15, 2021. It will be available to companies and research organizations that wish to develop and test applied quantum algorithms and gather expertise.

In a joint project with IBM, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will operate the quantum computer, installed in a center near Stuttgart, under German data protection law.

Considered a game changer, quantum computing will generate knowledge and create new opportunities in many sectors of industry within just a few years: for optimization and simulation, in logistics and transport, energy management, chemistry, medicine or materials science.

There is broad consensus in Germany about the huge potential of this future technology. The political, industrial and scientific worlds are working to advance quantum computing to be able to solve practical problems more efficiently sometime soon.

Until now, however, there has been no secure research platform on which companies and institutions can try out quantum-based research strategies, optimize their fields of application and develop the skills they need by training on the system. The quantum computer in Ehningen in Baden-Württemberg is now offering such a platform.