German ministry and research sector join forces to launch major quantum communications initiative

Press Release / 17.5.2019

The German federal government will dramatically increase its support for the field of optical quantum communications in the coming years. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin’s Fraunhofer Forum, German Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek announced the official launch of “QuNET”, a major new initiative that aims to promote intensive research into photonic technologies for tap-proof quantum-based communication networks. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF will lead the project consortium.