Linking Research and Development
Innovation Hub for Quantum Communication
The Innovation Hub for Quantum Communication is intended to systematically link and thereby further intensify Germany’s existing and comprehensive research landscape in the field of quantum communication with the industrial development of components, systems, and solutions for quantum communication. The Innovation Hub connects the active stakeholders, projects and current topics in quantum communication, rather than connecting individual, unrelated topics.
Objectives of the Hub:
The Innovation Hub for Quantum Communication comprises six industry-led projects and the coordinating umbrella project SQuaD.
In addition to the umbrella project, the hub also promotes industry-led research projects that participate in the work of the umbrella project through an industrial advisory board. The focus is on specific individual applications of the entire range of quantum communication.
Projects and Initiatives in the Innovation Hub:
The Focus of the Innovation Hub is on the following Topics:
- Securing industrial networks and critical infrastructure with the help of quantum communication
- Field testing components for their usability under real, industry-relevant application scenarios
- Defining hardware and software interfaces between system components and pushing related standardization activities forward
- Developing hardware and software as well as modules and systems for quantum communication in Germany and Europe, the home of high technology