The Quantum Incubator

The partner institutions of IQST have established the Quantum Incubator to increase exchange with industry, and to support researchers in bringing their ideas to products.

Fostering start-up companies

Quantum Incubator of IQST aims to create the innovation leaders of the future by facilitating the establishment of start-up companies and providing technology transfer and entrepreneurial education for early career researchers. The efforts of IQST have already resulted in four start-ups: NVision Imaging Technologies (Ulm & Hebrew University), Swabian Instruments (Stuttgart), Stuttgart Instruments (Stuttgart) and SQUTEC (Stuttgart).

For technology transfer and entrepreneurial training, the Quantum Incubator relies on the well-established collaboration with leading industries within the center for IQST, such as Bosch, Zeiss, Bruker and Trumpf.

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Networking with the industry

Networking with the Industry is an exchange program designed for knowledge and technology exchange between the academic and industry partners of the center for IQST. This program is designed to facilitate exchanges of staff between universities and companies, allowing staff from universities and industry longer stays in the form of personnel exchange as sabbaticals or student exchange internships. This program also supports joint cooperation PhD projects between IQST and its industry partners. There will be workshops, quantum entrepreneur seminars and events organized with industry.


Current start-up companies involved:

NVision Imaging Technologies


Swabian Instruments

Stuttgart Instruments

Industry Partners:

Robert Bosch GmbH 

Bruker BioSpin GmbH

Hahn Schickard 

Carl Zeiss AG 

Trumpf GmbH & Co.KG