Are you working on technologies or products in quantum and neuromorphic computing and would like to accelerate their development? Then QNC Space is the right choice for you.
Benefit from the innovative infrastructure of Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) and the FMD QNC partners. Take advantage of this bundled expertise to have your feasibility study carried out, and expand your network at the same time.
Each project in the QNC Space is dedicated to a specific scientific and technical question related to quantum and neuromorphic computing, typically lasting around six months and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Technological consulting and support services
In quantum and neuromorphic computing, the concepts of various systems have different technological readiness levels, partly due to the relatively young nature of these research fields. Therefore, within the QNC Space, we offer comprehensive technological consulting to potential project partners. This aims to assess the basic feasibility through our FMD-QNC consortium's technological capabilities and evaluate the scalability of their concepts.
Furthermore, you have the opportunity to utilize the machinery and equipment for individual process steps, which is particularly essential in the research and development of quantum and neuromorphic computing systems. FMD-QNC partners make their technological process capabilities available to develop and test customized process flows that meet your requirements. This way, we can also expand our service portfolio for you.
The QNC Space is aimed at:
- Research groups from universities and other research institutions
- Founders and start-ups
- Small and medium-sized companies based in Germany
Key Focus Areas
Within the field of quantum and neuromorphic computing, your QNC Space project can have the following key focus areas:
- Testing of materials or individual technological process steps
- Manufacturing of structures and subsystems
- Test and characterization of self-developed structures and systems
- Development of demonstrators or (partial) systems for them or
- Testing and commissioning of (partial) systems
Terms of participation
If you belong to one of the above groups and wish to conduct a feasibility study with one of the mentioned focus areas in the field of quantum and neuromorphic computing, we look forward to receiving your application in the next application period (expected from April 2024).
During the program duration, research groups, start-ups, and SMEs will be recommended for funding by a jury in two selection rounds and will receive funding from the BMBF.
First, a call takes place in which your feasibility study is conducted with your specific requirements using existing machinery and equipment within the FMD-QNC project consortium.
With a time gap, another call will be scheduled, focusing on the machinery and equipment newly acquired within the project modules QNC of the FMD-QNC partners.
The first application call has been closed since January 15, 2024. Be part of the next call (from April 2024) and let's develop innovative solutions in the field of quantum and neuromorphic computing together!