International Conference on Applications of Quantum Technologies
March 1-3, 2021, Düsseldorf Airport

Quantum Technology Roadmap Europe 2030

Within the last two decades, quantum technologies (QT) have made tremendous progress from the labs into a cross-disciplinary field of applied research. This field comprises four domains: quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum computation, and quantum sensing and metrology. One success factor for the rapid advancement of QT is a well-aligned global research community with a common understanding of the challenges and objectives. In Europe, this community has profited from several EC funded coordination projects, which also have coordinated the creation of a 150-page QT Roadmap. Subsequently to the QuApps2021 conference, we invite interested attendees to update this roadmap from an industrial point of view, what will help industry, governments and researchers to address the upcoming topics and needs of the QT community in Europe. Stakeholders from EC will contribute directly to the discussions and ensure that outcomes will be hear at European level.


Quantum Technology includes the manufacture and processing of components that rules of classical physics can no longer describe. The technology is a direct consequence of nanotechnology and allows the manufacture of new sensors, information processing systems and metrological components with previously unimagined precision, storage capacity and life time. E.g., the extreme accuracy of atomic clocks is an example based on the readout of individual energy states in quantum physics. Solid-state systems can incorporate this complex method based on single artificial atoms whose energy states are also self-calibrating, extremely robust and very precisely defined. In addition to the frequency standard, todays and future development will apply this technique to further areas as sensors, communication, simulation or computing. A high number of scientific publications, international and national funding as well as raising interest of industry are strong indications of increasing impact and increasing industry and public interest in quantum technology.

It is the right time to discuss quantum technology applications from different views and interdisciplinarily: This conference gives the platform, where properties of such new devices based on quantum elements will be presented and the specifications of applications and markets will be discussed directly, between industry, applied research institutes and universities. The conference gives detailed insights in Quantum applications, basics, materials, technologies and strategies in combination with enabling technologies to researchers, industry representatives and decision makers. The conference clarifies whether certain quantum elements and components are ripe for industrial usage and whether and when and how their production is most probably cost-effectively possible.

Markets, which benefit from Quantum technologies, are

  • Telecommunication (Quantum secured communication, user authentication, secure transactions),
  • Healthcare and Biotechnology (Imaging beyond classical imaging limitations, modelling)
  • Security and Defense (Cryptography, synchronisation ),
  • IT and computer industries (Cognitive computing and control systems, big data handling and storage),
  • Civil engineering (natural resource exploitation, precise positioning),
  • Automotive and Chain Industry (E-Mobility, Autonomous driving, Quantum sensing)

Benefits for attendees are

  • Overview of the current state of the art on Quantum technologies,
  • Detailed insights in technological opportunities of Quantum technologies,
  • Platform for interdisciplinary discussions.