Quantum technology will disrupt our society – in the positive sense!
Today, with the legacy of Niels Bohr, Denmark belongs to the research elite within quantum technology. In recent years, technology is moving from research institutions into society, and the first products have already materialised in the form of better sensors and methods for ultra-secure online communication.
And that's just the beginning. In the slightly longer term, quantum technology is expected to revolutionise large parts of society, not least in the form of quantum computers. For example, Danish C100 companies will use quantum technology for logistics, Pharma, production, green transition and much more.
Technologically, we are at a crossroads. Moore's Law no longer applies, and the only way to radically faster computers and processing power goes through quantum technology. Quantum technology and the computer's large potential and applications for the Danish business community is one of the major themes of the autumn's largest Danish research and technology fair Digital Tech Summit 2021.
The Danish Quantum Community will create a new quantum ecosystem in Denmark
With the establishment of a major new collaboration between Danish universities, companies and organisations, the Danish Quantum Community, quantum technology has gained new momentum and funding possibilities.
The newly established association has the Niels Bohr Institute and the Math Departments at UCPH, DTU Photonics and DTU Nanolab, Aarhus University Department of Physics and Astronomy, the IT Society and Danish Industry, as well as a large number of companies such as the Microsoft Development Center Denmark, IBM Denmark, and Trifork, plus a number of foundations and organisations as members.
The Danish Quantum Community is open to anyone interested and wants to strengthen the quantum technology in Denmark by building a strong ecosystem that can show the many opportunities and future areas of application. The combination of quantum technology and the use of artificial intelligence are considered to constitute the backbone of the technological development of the 21st century and create unprecedented results and opportunities.
"We have a unique competitive advantage in the quantum field, which is why the IT industry has joined forces with the Niels Bohr Institute and has taken the initiative to unite our efforts, and where we across universities, business, foundations and organisations work to accelerate the development, growth and export of Danish quantum technology," says Natasha Friis Saxberg, managing director of the IT Society.
Partners to the Danish Quantum Community
Universities: Aarhus University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, DTU Physics, DTU Fotonik, DTU Nanolab, University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Companies and start-ups: KPMG New Tech, Microsoft Development Center Denmark, IBM Denmark, Molecular Quantum Solutions, Sparrow Quantum, Trifork, Qdevil, Frogne, Cryptomathic, DFM, NKT Photonics
Organisations: Danish business, Danish metalworkers, the Danish industry, the IT industry Other participants include: The Danish National Metrology Institute, Danish Standards Association, Invest in Denmark, Copenhagen Capacity, Novo Nordisk and several Danish ministries.