Press release from 02.02.2021
From the Senate meeting on 2 February 2021:
The development of a research cluster on quantum technologies is to receive targeted funding in Berlin. This was decided by the Senate on the basis of a proposal by the Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Science and Research, Michael Müller. Over the next five years, 25 million euros from the Innovation Promotion Fund of the State of Berlin will be used to support research and development projects on various aspects of quantum technology in interaction between the Berlin University Alliance, non-university research institutes as well as providers and users from industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups. Through networking within the research, production and application networks, the future technology is to be successfully established in Berlin. The state funds are used to secure funding measures from the federal government and the European Union for the development of future technologies for Berlin. The development of quantum technologies is one of the focal points identified by the Berlin Labour Market Summit as particularly relevant for investments from the Innovation Promotion Fund to strengthen the science and thus also the business location.
The Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Science and Research, Michael Müller: "Quantum research will revolutionise technological development in many areas in the coming years and at the same time become an important factor for Berlin's success as a location for innovation. We must position ourselves strongly for this global megatrend and optimally utilise the great potential of our universities, research institutes and innovative companies. With the additional investments, we support the strategy to establish a Berlin quantum technology cluster and put ourselves in pole position to win federal and EU funding for our projects. It is important to create the necessary conditions now so that Berlin continues to be successful in the competition for future industries and new jobs."