30. May 2022 | Press releases:

First quantum industry transfer at the Hannover Messe Cooperation between Deutsche Messe AG and Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS)

Deutsche Messe AG and Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) are launching a cooperation for more industrial transfer of quantum technologies with the Hannover Messe. As a founding member of QVLS, Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of the central originators of the underlying research. In cooperation with Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, TU Braunschweig is developing quantum technologies such as quantum computers, sensors and communication.

The press release from Quantum Valley Lower Saxony:

Hannover Messe goes Quantum

Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) and Deutsche Messe AG cooperate for more quantum industry transfer

At the Hannover Messe from 30 May to 2 June 2022, there will be a hub for quantum technologies for the first time. Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) and Deutsche Messe AG are using their international networks to jointly take the transfer of quantum technologies between science and industry to a new level. This year, one of the world’s largest industrial trade fairs in Hannover will bring together a quantum alliance with a strong research base and forward-looking companies.

With the new area on quantum technologies, Hannover Messe is responding to the great potential that is emerging with developments such as the quantum computer being created in Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS). Quantum computers promise groundbreaking results for many applications, from research into active medical agents, the optimisation of production processes or traffic flows to model calculations in climate research.

In addition to the Lower Saxony Quantum Alliance QVLS and the Quantum Technology Competence Centre (QTZ) of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the alliance of Dutch quantum activities, Quantum Delta NL, will be represented at the fair. Under the auspices of the alliances, more than 20 quantum start-ups and SMEs from Germany, Canada and the Netherlands have already arranged to meet for international match-making at the fair.

In addition to the exhibitor area in the Future Hub (Hall 2), the topic will also feature prominently in the fair’s programme. On Thursday, 2 June from 2.50 p.m., a panel discussion with leading experts from around the world will take place on the central stage in the Future Hub. The session will explore the many potential benefits and impacts of quantum technologies at different time horizons in industry and technology in an interactive and experimental way. The English-language programme will also be livestreamed via the Hannover Messe website.

Well positioned for the next quantum revolution

“Quantum technologies will drive profound societal and economic developments in the coming years. With our presence at Hannover Messe, we are taking a step towards more industry transfer in the quantum field. Together, Quantum Valley Lower Saxony and Deutsche Messe AG are expanding this presence at the coming trade fairs,” says Dr Bernd Jungbauer, Managing Director at QVLS.

“Hannover Messe 2022 is taking place under the guiding theme of ‘Industrial Transformation’. Now is the time to set the course so that the strong quantum expertise in Germany also brings benefits to the industrial sector. With Quantum Valley Lower Saxony, we have gained a partner to build precisely this bridge of industrial transfer,” says Basilios Triantafillos, Global Director at Hannover Messe.

The cooperation partners

Deutsche Messe in Hannover has been an established player in the global trade fair business since 1947. It is a modern, traditional company and at first glance known for B2B trade fairs such as the Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for the industrial sector. Its leading theme “Industrial Transformation” combines the exhibition areas Automation, Motion & Drives, Digital Ecosystems, Energy Solutions, Logistics, Engineered Parts & Solutions, Global Business & Markets and Future Hub. The top themes include digital platforms, Industry 4.0, IT security, CO2-neutral production, AI, lightweight construction and Logistics 4.0. Conferences and forums complement the programme. The next edition will be held in Hannover from 30 May to 2 June. The partner country in 2022 is Portugal.

Quantum Valley Lower Saxony – In the global race for the latest breakthroughs, the high density of cooperating research institutions, such as Leibniz Universität Hannover, Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, promises Lower Saxony a unique competitive advantage. With pioneering initiatives in the fields of quantum metrology and sensor technology as well as lighthouse projects such as the construction of an ion trap quantum computer, the Ministry of Science and Culture and the Volkswagen Foundation, together with leading research institutions and companies, launched Quantum Valley Lower Saxony in 2020. Bringing together Lower Saxony’s expertise in quantum technologies serves both international visibility and local value creation.