Quantum imaging and computing lecture in the ACP auditorium in 2021.

qp-tech.edu - Quantum Photonic Technology Education

A federal, intersectoral education project in the emerging photonic quantum technology coordinated by the Abbe Center of Photonics.
Quantum imaging and computing lecture in the ACP auditorium in 2021.
Image: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)

The collaborative project qp-tech.edu was launched in 2022 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It comprises four German Universities (Erlangen, Jena, Ulm, Paderborn) and the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. qp-tech.edu pursues the goal of supporting the German photonics industry for the challenges of the second quantum revolution in the area of personnel development at scientific, technical and management level through suitable training and further education. The project will use the following instruments to reach this purpose:

  • Systematic and continuous needs analysis (qp-tech.analytics),
  • Development of new, interdisciplinary training modules (qp-tech.study),
  • Analogue and digital further training for specialists (qp-tech.pro),
  • Intersectoral exchange programs (qp-tech.experience).

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Digital Teaching Platform

On our moodle platformExternal link hosted by the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena you can access material from previously given workshops, watch short lectures on quantum physics and learn about quantum effects that can be seen in a lab. After the free registration, subscribe to the course qp-tech.edu: EventsExternal link and you will gain access to all qp-tech.edu courses. 

Further detailed information can be found in the strategy papers of our partners:

Invited talk at the "Your Quantum Future" stage, Hannover Messe 2024

Tech stage talks on "Your Quantum Future" at the Hannovermesse 2024.
Image: Threresa Knispel, Hochschule Ruhr-West


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Image: BMBF

The second quantum revolution is ongoing and will result in novel applications based on the use of quantum phenomena. In order to keep pace with this development,an active response from German industry is vital. In addition to learning the scientific basics, companies recognize the potential of quantum technology for their own products and markets and derive company-specific strategies. Key scientific players in quantum photonics in Germany and industrial companies are cooperating in qp-tech.edu with the aim of creating the personnel requirements for the implementation of photonic quantum technology in the German photonics industry.

In the project qp-tech.edu, the Abbe Center of Photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena de is collaborating with the physics, quantum and photonics departments of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergExternal link,  the University of PaderbornExternal link, the University of UlmExternal link, and the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision EngineeringExternal link.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the qp-tech.edu with 2 million EUR at least until 2024.