In the project »QUIP«, the Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate, the focus is on young scientists. More precisely, we support Young Scientists with targeted measures together with our project partners on the topic of quantum computing (QC) and quantum technologies (QT). The project, funded by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Science and Health (MWG), offers a detailed and broad research program for education, training and networking.
Quantum technologies and the start of QC research are already strongly established in Rhineland-Palatinate, both in projects of universities and institutions as well as in companies. The big challenge is to train and further educate experts with this focus in a targeted manner, as well as to gather them at one place for networking in a targeted manner. This also means attracting students and graduates from all over the world to the Rhineland-Palatinate. QUIP therefore concentrates on very specific building blocks of research: The Quantum Graduate Center (QGC) will be established, and, in addition, the project participants will organize internships and research stays as well as summer schools on the topic of »quantum technologies«.
The QUIP consortium is made up of a team consisting of RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, DFKI, JGU and Fraunhofer ITWM. The scientific management of the overall project is based at the RPTU with Prof. Dr. Herwig Ott as project manager. In order to ensure a structured and high-quality organisation of the promotion of young scientists and the research training group, a scientific coordination team (the Science Coordination Team (SCT)) was established at Fraunhofer ITWM. It is responsible for the structured organization of these programs.