"FUTURAS IN RES" conference: The Quantum Breakthrough | September 28–29, 2022 | Hilton Berlin (on-site or virtual)

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 and discuss the latest R&D advancements and applications in the areas of:

  • Quantum Imaging
  • Quantum Communication 
  • Quantum Sensing​
  • Quantum Computing​ 


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.

September 28, 2022: Plenary program

09:00 a.m.
Registration and welcome coffee


09:30 a.m.
Opening keynotes “Road to industrialization“

  • Prof. Reimund Neugebauer – President, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Dr. Fabian Lausen – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Prof. Markus Aspelmeyer – Professor of Physics, University of Vienna
  • Prof. Rainer Blatt – Founder, Alpine Quantum Technologies
  • Dr. Oliver de Vries – CTO, Quantum Optics Jena  


  • Prof. Anita Schöbel – Institute Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
  • Prof. Andreas Tünnermann – Institute Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m.
Keynotes “Industrial applications“

  • Dr. Kees Eijkel – Director of Business development, QUTech
  • Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders – Member of Executive Board, CTO and Co-founder, TOPTICA Photonics
  • Dr. Katrin Kobe – CEO, Bosch Quantum Sensing Start-up
  • Dr. Heike Riel – IBM Fellow, Head of Science and Technology, Head of Quantum Research Europe and Africa, IBM
  • Grazia Vittadini – Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Rolls-Royce

02:30 p.m.
End of plenary program

03:00 p.m.
R&D workshop sessions (limited availability)

Session I: Quantum Imaging & Sensing
Session II: Quantum Communication
Session III: Quantum Computing


07:00 p.m.
Get together

September 29, 2022

09:00 a.m.
Workshop result presentations


Prof. Alexander Kurz – Executive Vice President, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

11:00 a.m.
End of conference

R&D workshop speaker

Current status, more speakers to follow

Video: Fraunhofer Quantum Innovations

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. 


Pricing (net fare):

Ticket regular: 189€ (On-site attendance incl. live streaming access)

Ticket early bird: 149€ (until 31.07.)

Ticket Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: 99€


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