"FUTURAS IN RES" conference: The Quantum Breakthrough | Postponed to September 28–29, 2022!

As the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft takes its responsibility for infection prevention seriously, the worsening of the pandemic situation has led us to the decision not to hold the FUTURAS IN RES conference in 2021 and postpone it to September 28–29, 2022. 


We keep you informed about the new planning and hope to welcome you to our conference in 2022.


The second-generation quantum technologies have already resulted in an increasing number of practical applications and bear a high innovation potential for the years to come. This year, our invited international experts from research and industry will present you and discuss the latest R&D advancements and applications in the areas of:

  • Quantum Imaging & Optics​
  • Quantum Communication 
  • Quantum Sensing​
  • Quantum Computing​ 

Video: Fraunhofer Quantum Innovations

Imaging & Optics 

With tailor-made quantum states of light we can overcome classical limits of noise and resolution, improving images under critical conditions.

Quantum Communication

For the first time in the realm of cryptography, quantum communication enables quantifiable security based on nature’s laws of quantum physics.


Quantum sensors achieve unprecedented high spatial resolution and sensitivity beyond what can be achieved with classical sensors.


Principles of quantum physics revolutionize computation by solving complex problems which are out of reach of classical machines.

Video: The Quantum Breakthrough


"FUTURAS IN RES" is derived from the expression "medias in res" and means coming straight to the point about the opportunities and challenges of our future.

Understanding the complex effects of new technologies and disruptive innovations is essential for the success of entire societies and economies. Many aspects of life, technology, experience and work will continue to converge and transform. Structural changes through technological developments must therefore be recognized, understood and communicated at an early stage – in order to actively shape long-term impacts on economic, societal, political and cultural dimensions. 

With the "FUTURAS IN RES" conference, since 2018 the Fraunhofer Think Tank provides exactly the right forum for this: ideas meet solutions, visionaries meet practitioners, supporters meet admonishers, thinkers and developers come up with new questions. "FUTURAS IN RES" combines scientific excellence with internationality, future-orientation and a profound focus on sustainable value creation with benefits for industry and society. 

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