#WeQuantum at Quantum Effects

We had the pleasure and privilege of showcasing our activities and sharing our passion for quantum science and technology at the Quantum Effects exhibition and conference in Stuttgart

Last week, the first Quantum Effects exhibi­tion and confer­ence was held at Messe Stuttgart. The aim was to provide an arena to showcase the poten­tial of application-oriented quantum technolo­gies and to foster exchange. For IQST, it was a highly success­ful event, provid­ing a unique oppor­tu­nity to reach out to a wide audience and to share our vision of how innov­a­tive technolo­gies emerge from funda­men­tal quantum physics.

Prominent guests at the IQST Quantum Effects booth

We were delighted that so many people stopped by, inter­acted with our exhibits — from a virtual lab tour to hands-on quantum-optics exper­i­ments to real quantum devices — and asked questions. And we were partic­u­larly pleased that so many young visitors, includ­ing school classes, came to take with us a dive into the quantum world.

We were happy to meet and inter­act with many visitors to the IQST booth, which was part of the joint stand of the QuantumBW network. Among those who came to visit were several promi­nent guest, includ­ing Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg, and Petra Olschowski, Baden-Württemberg Minis­ter for Science, Research and the Arts, as well as high-ranking indus­try repre­sen­ta­tives — all of whom showed great inter­est in the exhibits and the quantum technol­ogy behind them.

Lots of action at our Quantum Effects stand

On display was also the strength of the quantum commu­nity in Baden–Württemberg. We shared a stand with many of our colleagues, collab­o­ra­tors and friends across the QuantumBW network. Count­less helping hands made the event a success, from planning how to share our passion for quantum science and technol­ogy with others, to setting up the stand, to guiding our visitors through the exhibits. 

Among the most popular features on the IQST booth at last week’s Quantum Effects exhibi­tion and confer­ence in Stuttgart was our Photo Box. Many visitors took the oppor­tu­nity to get entan­gled with Alice, Bob and Schrödinger’s cat — in one state or another, or both — and to take a print home as a souvenir.

The team spirit was also evident at the Network­ing Night after the first day of the event, which provided a welcome oppor­tu­nity to network in a relaxed atmos­phere — and to exchange ideas for the next Quantum Effects fair and confer­ence, which will take place on 8 and 9 October 2024, again in Stuttgart. 

We hope to see you all there! 

Photo credits

IQST: Dimitra Kanta and Shreya Kumar 

Fraun­hofer Insti­tute for Indus­trial Engineer­ing IAO: Ludmilla Parsyak 

and Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH