SQuaD Work­shop @ MuQua­Net

SQuaD and MuQua­Net orga­ni­ze joint Work­shop on Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on:

More than 80 par­ti­ci­pan­ts from rese­arch, indus­try and start-ups came tog­e­ther in Neu­bi­berg in mid-April to gain insights into the Inno­va­ti­on Hub for Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, learn about the initia­ti­ves of the Munich Quan­tum Net­work MuQua­Net and pro­mo­te deeper con­nec­tions bet­ween the net­works. On the cam­pus of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Bun­des­wehr Munich, the par­ti­ci­pan­ts expe­ri­en­ced three days fil­led with inten­si­ve dis­cus­sions, inspi­ring expert talks, and valuable net­wor­king oppor­tu­ni­ties.

After wel­co­ming spee­ches by the Pre­si­dent of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Bun­des­wehr Munich, Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Kern, and the Exe­cu­ti­ve Direc­tor of the Cyber Defence Rese­arch Insti­tu­te (CODE), Prof. Dr. Wolf­gang Hom­mel, Dani­el Beh­rendt from the Bun­des­mi­nis­te­ri­um für Bil­dung und For­schung (BMBF) empha­si­zed the importance of con­ti­nuous rese­arch and tech­no­lo­gi­cal sove­reig­n­ty in the field of secu­re com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on infra­struc­tu­re in his speech: “SQuaD and MuQua­Net, both pro­jects pave the way for secu­re com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on.“
On the first day, the focus was on the joint pro­jects SQuaD, MuQua­Net and the Inno­va­ti­on Hub for Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with 6G-QuaS, DE-QOR, Demo­QuanDT, Q‑Fiber, QUIET and Quant-ID, which were brief­ly pre­sen­ted by their respec­ti­ve repre­sen­ta­ti­ves. The focus topics of the second day included the QKD mar­ket and the net­work archi­tec­tures of test­beds for Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. Sup­port­ed by lively panel dis­cus­sions with par­ti­ci­pan­ts from dif­fe­rent pro­fes­sio­nal back­grounds, the par­ti­ci­pan­ts recei­ved ans­wers to the fol­lo­wing ques­ti­ons, among others: What are the bene­fits of QKD and is the­re alre­a­dy a mar­ket for it? How can it be imple­men­ted cost-effec­tively and inte­gra­ted effi­ci­ent­ly? And what aspects need to be con­side­red when set­ting up and ope­ra­ting test­beds? At the end of the work­shop, the agen­da once again focu­sed on key topics that are cru­cial for the future of Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, inclu­ding the stan­dar­diza­ti­on and cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Tech­no­lo­gies. In addi­ti­on to the latest deve­lo­p­ments in the area of stan­dar­diza­ti­on, a hands-on gui­de for CC cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and QKD modu­les was pre­sen­ted, while an inter­ac­ti­ve panel dis­cus­sion roun­ded off the topic block appro­pria­te­ly. The last ses­si­on high­ligh­ted the signi­fi­can­ce of the inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry exch­an­ge bet­ween infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy and phy­sics for the fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on.

At the end of the SQuaD work­shop @ MuQua­Net, all par­ti­ci­pan­ts agreed that the event was a com­ple­te suc­cess. Not only did it pro­vi­de ple­nty of pro­fes­sio­nal impe­tus, it also streng­the­ned the sen­se of com­mu­ni­ty and high­ligh­ted the importance of regu­lar exch­an­ge and inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry net­wor­king in the field of Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. Click here for more impres­si­on of the SQuaD work­shop.

Photo: The par­ti­ci­pan­ts of the SQuaD work­shop @ MuQua­Net in Munich.

Pho­to source: © Uni­ver­si­tät der Bun­des­wehr Mün­chen / Sie­bold