Today’s insights for tomorrow’s experts
Challenges in quantum technologies are not limited to the field of physics: transferring basic principles of quantum physics into actual technical applications still requires enormous effort in development, e. g. in the fields of engineering sciences or information technologies. Those who want to make these new technologies profitable must create business models and find markets as well. To match those needs and to provide an exclusive overview on state-of-the-art research and development in quantum technologies, Quantum Future Academy 2020 will be a full week program containing:
- Excursions to leading companies and institutes
- Lectures by experts in the field of quantum technologies
- An exclusive insight into the current state of research and development
- Talks and networking with entrepreneurs, start-ups and founders
- Interactive workshops
- Discussions and networking with political representatives
- Social program with evening events
A European matter
After two exciting academy weeks in Germany (2018) as well as in Germany and France (2019), we take the next step to appreciate quantum technologies as what they are: A European matter. Therefore, this time, partner institutions in 30 countries are participating. Each of them will select two students from their country who then receive a ticket to attend the final Academy week in Berlin.
What you need to know
Who is hosting?
The Academy is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) and Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin. The initiative is supported by the European Quantum Flagship Initiative of the European Commission and various institutions of the participating states.
Who can participate?
Students of engineering or natural sciences from universities of the participating countries in bachelor and master programs with basic knowledge in quantum mechanics. Participation in the academy is free of charge. Meals and housing will be provided. Travel expenses to and from Berlin will be reimbursed in coordination with the organizers. The event language is English.
How to apply?
The selection process within the countries is completed. Students chosen for the QFA2020 can participate in the postponed Academy in 2021 without any further selection. They will receive all information via e-mail.
Application for students from Germany
The application period has expired and the two German participants have been chosen.