Potentials of quantum computing in Hesse, Germany - an assessment and events for business, science and administration

In its digital strategy "Digital Hesse" and the agenda "AI made in Hesse - Our future agenda for innovation and responsibility", the German Hessian state government set itself the goal of bundling existing research activities and bringing together stakeholders from science and industry. This also includes quantum computing topics. The Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) was commissioned to analyse the "Potential of Quantum Computing in Hessen".

The aims at the following goals:

  • Identifying Hesse's unique selling points in quantum computing and presenting those to others
  • Providing an overview of the regional R&D landscape and players in the economy
  • Identifying important players in Hesse and bringing them together
  • Providing orientation for the actors in order to strengthen self-efficacy
  • Presenting the state-specific regulations and addressing any existing obstacles
  • Identifying thematic clusters
  • Realisation of two workshops with stakeholders from science, business, politics and civil society
  • Working on recommendations for future action


October 2022 until September 2024


Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (on behalf of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts