GeQCoS – German Quantum Computer based on Superconducting Qubits

Visualization of a quantum processor
© Chris Hohmann
Visualization of a quantum processor based on superconducting qubits.

In this joint project, Germany's leading scientists in the field of superconducting quantum circuits have teamed up to develop innovative concepts for the construction of an improved quantum processor. The technologies developed within GeQCoS will not only lead to new scientific knowledge, but also strengthen the quantum ecosystem in Germany and Europe through close links with companies. A specific goal is to make the quantum processor available to first-time users both on the hardware and on the software level as early as possible. With access to the processor developed in the project, companies in the quantum technology sector should be strengthened and new start-ups should be promoted. In addition, the project may serve as the nucleus of the current federal initiative to build a quantum computer 'made in Germany'.


GeQCoS – German Quantum Computer based on Superconducting Qubits



2021 − 2025


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF

Förderkennzeichen: 13N15680 


Walther Meißner Institute (WMI)


  • Construction of a future-oriented quantum processor based on superconducting qubits with novel properties
  • Development of a corresponding algorithm
  • Demonstration of a prototype of the quantum processor



This project is receiving support by the BMBF under grant agreement number 13N15680.
(Teilvorhaben IAF: 13N15681)

Further information

GeQCoS Press Release


Learn more about the launch of the project in WMI's press release:


Fraunhofer IAF

Quantum Computing


All information about our research on quantum computing can be found here.

Fraunhofer IAF

Electronic Circuits


We develop transistors, monolithic integrated circuits (ICs) and modules for a wide range of applications.