Competence Network Quantum Technology in BW |

Networking Program

Leading research institutions and institutes in Baden-Württemberg have joined together to form a nationwide network: the competence network “Quantum Technology – Baden-Württemberg” (QTBW ). The Baden-Württemberg Foundation funds interdisciplinary and cross-site research projects from this network with five million euros. The research program “Quantum Technologies“ of the Baden Württemberg foundation aims at supporting excellent research and existing research groups in Baden-Württemberg and at translating their results into practical applications. As the program focuses on networking only scientific cooperations between research institutes from different locations in Baden-Württemberg will be financed. Currently, there are 10 research projects granted. 

The receives an additional one million euros from the Ministry of Science and Arts (MWK) to finance the network activities. The mission of is to bundle the research, development and application of quantum technologies and to strategically position Baden-Württemberg as a leading research location in this forward-looking area. The is coordinated by IQST Director Prof. Joachim Ankerhold (UUlm, funding administration) and Sebastian Loth (University of Stuttgart).

One of the most important tasks of the competence network are to set up an international guest and vistor program and to promote communication and exchange within the partners. In addition, (post-)doctoral students and early career researchers should be given the opportunity to research and work with other network partners over a longer period of time, which also involves local industrial partners. Regular network meetings and so-called status workshops are intended to promote communication across partners and explore points of interest for further joint collaborative projects.

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Network Partners

Network partners and the respective speakers/contacts within the competence network Quantum Technolgy in the state of Baden-Württemberg are listed in the table below. 

Partner Institution Contact Institute
University of Konstanz Guido Burkard Condensed Matter Theory and Quantum Information
University of Freiburg Tobias Schaetz Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
University of Tuebingen Daniel Braun Theoretical Quantum Optics
University of Karlsruhe Wolfgang Wernsdorfer Experimental Solid State Physics
University of Stuttgart Sebastian Loth Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies | co-ordinator
University of Heidelberg Philipp Preiss Institute for Physics and Center for Quantum Dynamics
Ulm University Joachim Ankerhold Institute for Complex Quantum Systems | co-ordinator
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart Christian Ast Nanoscale Science
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF), Freiburg Rüdiger Quay  

Application for QTBW networking activities

To apply for any networking activities please use the following templates and submit these anytime to QTBW office via  qtbw(at)  for:

For eligibility and funding criteria please refer to the appropriate templates. 

For more information please contact the QTBW office.

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