Stuttgart, Germany – The highly anticipated QBN Quantum Industry Summit will take place from 10-11 October 2023, in conjunction with the Quantum Effects exhibition at Messe Stuttgart. This major international business & technology conference will bring together more than 500 world-class leaders, experts and stakeholders to address the pressing demands and challenges facing the quantum industry, promote European sovereignty in the global quantum landscape, and drive innovation and industrialization of quantum technologies.
With forecasted revenues exceeding $100 billion by 2040, quantum technology is poised to disrupt nearly every industry, including Pharma & Biotech, Health & Medtech, Manufacturing & Logistics, Energy, Finance, Defense & Security, Aerospace & Automotive, and Materials Science. The QBN Quantum Industry Summit is committed to improving the quantum supply chain, driving real-life quantum applications through connections with end users and startups, and cultivating the next generation of quantum leaders and entrepreneurs.
The conference will feature 50+ speakers across 3 parallel tracks, each with their own unique focus:
- Track 1: Politics, Business & Ecosystem:
With a view to driving European innovation, growth and leadership in the quantum industry, this track will feature an international panel of top policy makers, including the European Commission, bringing together perspectives from around the world, from Germany and France to the United States and Canada, focused on creating a safe environment. useful and unified for commercialization, addressing the challenges of Death Valley, and sharing success stories that highlight the importance of international collaboration. It covers the need for European initiatives, the role of market leaders in driving innovation, and supporting the promotion of the quantum ecosystem and startups.
In addition, the track will highlight the perspectives of venture capital investors, successful entrepreneurs and quantum business experts who explore topics such as private capital and entrepreneurship to uncover strategies for driving the growth and sustainability of quantum businesses in Europe. Discussions will also focus on standards, including the current state of the quantum ecosystem, offering insight into recent developments and future trends. Business-oriented sessions will cover key aspects of how to start a quantum business, effective go-to-market strategies, understanding end-user perspectives, and best practices for networking and collaboration.
- Track 2: Quantum Technology & Supply Chain
The track features top industry experts and scientists exploring the rapidly evolving landscape of quantum technology through technical lectures, presentations, and roundtable discussions. It is designed for key players across the value chain, from materials development to component manufacturers and integrators, who are interested in gaining unrivaled insights into all of quantum technology.
Sessions will range from Quantum Computing (hardware & software stack, HPC integration, superconductors, NV Centers, Neutral Atoms) and Quantum communications (QKD, PQC, secure infrastructure) to Quantum Sensing, Imaging & Metrology (Diamond Quantum Sensors, Trapped Ions ) and Quantum Activation Technology (Photonics & Optics and Electronics & Packages).
This track offers a great networking platform for participants to connect with peers across the quantum supply chain and explore collaboration opportunities in the industry.
- Track 3: Industrial Applications & User Access:
This presents a unique opportunity for integrators, providers and end users to explore the transformative potential of quantum technologies and drive innovation and competitiveness within their respective industries.
Through user presentations, lectures, and roundtable discussions, the track offers participants valuable insights and guidance to begin their quantum journey, while gaining a deeper understanding of why and how to integrate quantum technologies into their operations.
The agenda includes industry-focused sessions and talks highlighting use cases of Quantum Computing, Quantum Communications and Quantum Sensing in sectors such as Pharma & Biotechnology, Health Care & Medical Technology, Manufacturing & Logistics, Energy, Finance, Defense & Security, Aerospace & Automotive, and Materials Science.
This format provides the perfect space to connect with professionals from various sectors and explore potential collaborative synergies.
- Special Track: Business & Investment Opportunities:
During day one, the pathway will include an exclusive investment forum where selected quantum startups will be able to pitch their projects to international VC investors and receive valuable feedback via speed dating format. On the second day, it will include a live demo, allowing novices to showcase their technology in action. Additionally, on both days, there will be a private room available for one-on-one business and investor meetings, providing personalized opportunities to network and explore collaborations.
This track is sure to serve as a dynamic platform for business leaders to gain exposure, connect with investors, and advance their quantum projects.
As well as an extensive conference programme, attendees will also have access to the Quantum Effects exhibition, the first trade show in Europe for Quantum Technologies. With up to 100 exhibitors focusing on Computing & Empowerment Technologies, Software, Sensor Technologies and Communications, the fair provides an excellent opportunity to explore the latest developments in the quantum innovation ecosystem and discover cutting-edge solutions.
The QBN Quantum Industry Summit is hosted by Quantum Business Network (QBN), the world’s leading business network promoting networking, business creation, and development of organizations working in the space of quantum technology and its value chain.
With more than 80 members, QBN provides them with accelerated growth and technological advances through industry collaboration, deep market insights, visibility and support structures, business development, technology transfer and innovation support as well as entrepreneurship mentoring and fast access to private and public funding.
Join us as we explore the latest developments in the quantum innovation ecosystem, network with industry partners, and unlock the limitless potential of quantum technology in business, science, and its applications in various industries!
The QBN Quantum Industry Summit was made possible with the generous support of Gold Sponsor Qruise, Bronze Sponsor HQS Quantum Simulations, and our partners The Quantum Insider, Optence, Maryland Department of Commerce, and EIT Manufacturing.
For sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, please contact:
Adri Gome Olivella
+49 176 8499 6747
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