Due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the QuApps conference cannot take place as a face-to-face event in March 2021 as originally planned. For this reason, a combination of an online event on March 2, 2021 and a hybrid event from September 13 to 15, 2021 will be held. In this way, both topicality and personal contact, which is very important in this subject area, is guaranteed.
The international QuApps conference deals with the state of the art and the development of quantum technology. The technology is developing rapidly and offers previously unimagined potential for future innovations in business and science. The subject areas include quantum computers, cryptography and quantum sensors. In addition to quantum engineers and researchers, the event is also aimed at business development strategists and trend scouts in industry as well as investors and the interested public. The participants get deep insights into current research and existing applications. The focus of the conference is the exchange with and between renowned experts in quantum technology.
QuApps will kick off with the virtual event "QuApps Online: Workshop on Applications on Quantum Technologies" on March 2, 2021. The winners of the ZEISS Quantum Challenge 2020 will also be announced in this context. The idea behind the ZEISS Quantum Challenge is to advance the leap in quantum technology from scientific application from laboratory scale to marketable products.
In 2020, ZEISS launched the Quantum Challenge, a competition dedicated to the use of quantum technologies in sensor and imaging applications in a real setting. To this end, ZEISS has called on the scientific community in the field of quantum technology to face six real challenges in the categories of medical technology, microscopy and industrial metrology. The challenge aimed to identify promising solutions, discuss them among experts and become partners to advance these ideas together. The contributions submitted by numerous participants were evaluated by a jury of experts. The winners have now been determined. As part of the QuApps Online Conference, they will be announced on March 2, 2021 and present their approaches to the professional world.