Within the funding measure “Quantum Computer Demonstration Setups”, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports high-risk, pre-competitive research and development projects with the aim of realizing a demonstration quantum computer.
Together with more than twenty alliance partners, the CiS Research Institute has been developing scalable technologies for a quantum computer since the beginning of January in the project “QSolid – Quantum Computer in the Solid State” assigned to it. There will be several generations of quantum computer demonstrators with different processor generations. In addition to the development of the actual qubits and their integration, novel electronic circuits are being developed for controlling the internal processes in the quantum processor and exchanging information with classical computers. Superconducting circuits form the basis for this.
Within five years of project duration, using promising technological approaches, a competitive German quantum computer with at least 100 individually controllable qubits is to be created and scalable to 500 qubits. The consortium represents a complete value chain – starting from material design to the finished demonstrator. The project volume of approx. 76 million euros is funded by the BMBF to almost 90 percent. The CiS Research Institute for Microsensors is working in subproject 3 “Scaling Technology” as well as in subproject 4 “Quantum Computer Environment”.
Funding measure: Quantum computer demonstration setups
Joint project: Quantum computer in the solid state (QSolid)
Funding code: 13N16172 for the joint project QSolid