Quantum Brilliance welcomes Baden-Württemberg President Winfried Kretschmann to its Stuttgart HQ
(HPCWire) CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 25, 2022 — Quantum Brilliance, an Australian-German developer of quantum computing hardware, recently welcomed the head of the German state Baden-Württemberg to its recently opened European headquarters in Stuttgart. Baden-Württemberg is home to global mechanical engineering, automotive and technology leaders such as Daimler, Porsche, Bosch and SAP.
Minister Winfried Kretschmann visits the Stuttgart Quantum Brilliance headquarters.
Minister Winfried Kretschmann met with Mark Mattingley-Scott, managing director EMEA at Quantum Brilliance and a former 31-year executive at IBM, to learn more about the company’s development of diamond-based quantum microprocessors and the technology’s potential to solve ecological challenges.
Last week, Quantum Brilliance announced the company is leading a $22.5M joint research project with Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF and the University of Ulm to develop new techniques for the fabrication and control of diamond-based quantum microprocessors, creating a local quantum technology hub.
During the meeting, Kretschmann showed particular interest in diamond-based quantum computers’ potential to solve ecological challenges. Mattingley-Scott highlighted the outstanding opportunities for quantum computing research, development and production in Baden-Württemberg.
“Start-ups like Quantum Brilliance are real disruptors,” explains Kretschmann. “With the company’s groundbreaking technology, quantum-based business models can be widely used in the future without the need for complex cooling. I am very pleased that the scientific basis for this was laid in Baden-Württemberg. We must effectively bundle the excellence of our research institutions and the innovative strength of our companies to form a cluster for quantum technologies in Baden-Württemberg.”
In addition, Kretschmann and Mattingley-Scott discussed the potential routes in setting up quantum microprocessor production, diamond supply chain and the potential establishment of a “Diamond Valley” – an R&D and manufacturing center for diamond-based quantum computing –in Baden-Württemberg. Both agreed that the protection of intellectual property and attracting highly qualified talent were essential for the success of quantum technology commercialization in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany.
“Australia and Germany are positioned to become the global hotspots for diamond quantum computing technology. By tapping into precision manufacturing expertise and industry partnerships globally we can help Australia to be positioned as one of the most competitive players in the burgeoning quantum computing industry,” said Andrew Horsley, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Brilliance.