Germany to build first quantum business cloud

The German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) has contracted software company QMWare and cloud company IONOS, along with the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute, to design and build a cloud for quantum computing applications. The SeQuenC platform is intended to provide a cloud for quantum software that will enable the monetisation of quantum services and quantum software, while offering potential for research, business, and industry.

The project is the first of its kind in Germany. It will run for three years with a budget €4.5 million and is part of the ‘Digital Technologies Business’ programme.