Quantum computing promises to be able to solve problems through highly parallel data processing that can hardly be solved with today's computing power. The first functional quantum computers with more than 50 qubits are already available on the market - mainly from the USA. In Europe, too, initiatives have been launched to build a European quantum computer. Europe-wide and interdisciplinary collaboration is needed to stay on top of the global competition for »quantum supremacy« . To this end, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF together with the Fraunhofer Group for IUK Technology hosted a workshop on »Quantum Computing« on January 23, 2020.
About 100 participants from research, politics and industry attended the workshop and exchanged their views, offers and the current state of the art of quantum computing in Europe. A lively dialogue developed between representatives of large companies such as BASF, Volkswagen and Bosch, but also innovative start-ups, scientists and representatives from politics.