Aug 6, 2020

Quantum Future Academy 2020 – Today’s insights for tomorrow’s experts

General information regarding the target group and the planning of the
main Quantum Future Academy event in Berlin

Category: Teachings
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In November 2020, the first European Quantum Future Academy will take place in Berlin under the motto "Today's insights for tomorrow's experts". As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany, with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as host, will invite around 60 selected students from the natural and engineering sciences from around 30 European countries to an exciting and exclusive week in Berlin.

From November 1st to 7th, participants can expect exclusive insights into the most diverse areas of applied quantum technologies. These include visits of companies and laboratories, meetings with researchers and industry partners, interesting hands-on workshops and extensive networking opportunities. Of course, cultural activities in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin are not neglected.

The Quantum Future Academy is an initiative of the BMBF and is organized in 2020 in cooperation with the European Quantum Flagship and supported by numerous institutions in the participating countries. The application process for the Academy is organised independently by the European partners in their country. This event is motivated by the intention to support the formation of a sustainable network of young European researchers in the future field of quantum technologies.

In order to apply send you application letter and your CV to

Prof. Nikolay V. Vitanov at

Deadline: 20.08.2020

Stay tuned on Twitter at @QuantenTech and #QFA2020


General information regarding the target group and the planning of the
main Quantum Future Academy event in Berlin:

· Students in the field of engineering and/or natural sciences before or during their specialisation phase are eligible for application (e.g. currently in the last year of their Bachelor/Master studies at a national university or research institution). The students should have basic knowledge of quantum mechanics.

· Based on the current number of participating member states, we plan for two students from each country to participate in the main event in Berlin. This number of persons is now fixed.

· The main event will take place within the setting of the Berlin Science Week (beginning of November, It is planned that the academy will partly take place in the museum of natural sciences Berlin (

· The local organiser will be the Joint Lab Integrated Quantum Sensors, a joint initiative of the Humboldt-University Berlin and the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute Berlin, (

· The Quantum Future Academy Europe will comprise an intercultural, full week program with team building, city tours, lab tours with hands on experiments, workshops, enterprise visits, networking/career events with industry and start-ups, scientific and industry talks with different
QT-foci, as well as political events. The final program will be communicated as soon as possible (please refer to attachment 4, page 9, for the example of the academy programme 2019).

· The academy week in Berlin will be organised and paid completely by the German Government.

· Travel costs of the winners of the national selection processes to and from Berlin should be covered by the respective national partner institutions.

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