Fraunhofer Quantum Doc-Forum 2022

The Fraunhofer Quantum Doc-Forum is a 3-day in-person event for all young Fraunhofer researchers (PhDs and Postdocs) working on quantum technologies. Its main purpose is to foster the exchange of know-how, promote interdisciplinary research, and strengthen the Fraunhofer network of young experts on quantum technology.

The event includes both Fraunhofer presenters as well as experts from academia and the industry. You will be able to participate at and contribute to productive discussions about the present state and future of quantum tech. It is a unique opportunity to brainstorm about a highly influential topic with a group of motivated and knowledgeable individuals.

This event is organized by 10 Fraunhofer Institutes and is open for all Fraunhofer Institutes.

This event will be held for the first time this year. The language of the event is English. There are no participation fees.


The three main subject areas of this event are

  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum imaging & sensing

Registration is now open


The number of participants for this event is limited. We will do our best to ensure every registree can participate. However, priority will be given to those who submit a contribution learn more about how to save a spot.

Join us at the start of this exciting journey and register now !




This event will include

  • keynote speakers from both academia and industry,
  • practical (hands-on) sessions,
  • group work,
  • poster rooms,
  • social events,
  • and a soft-skill class.

Further details will be announced shortly.



We are pleased to announce that the Fraunhofer Quantum Doc-Forum will take place in the city of Suhl, Thuringia. The venue selected for our event is the Michel Hotel Suhl in which we are going to gather from July 26 to 28 to share our knowledge, experiences, advices, and to create a long lasting network of young researchers that will lead the quantum technology revolution in Germany.


Venue address:

Michel Hotel Suhl
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 2
98527 Suhl (Thuringia), Germany

Phone: +49 3681 767 102

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How to get there

Once you get to the train station in Suhl (Suhl bahnhof) the venue is located right in the city center 10 minutes by foot or 3 min by car.

The costs involved for transportation and accommodation should be covered by your institution.

For more details on how to get to the venue, please see the information at the bottom of this website:



Multiple hotels will be glad to host you during your stay in Suhl, we highly encourage you to select the Michel Hotel Suhl, which is the venue that will host our conference. Therefore, there are already previously reserved single rooms for your stay that will give you a considerable discount at the moment of booking. 

The costs involved for transportation and accommodation should be covered by your institution. Further booking details will be provided after registration.

If you have any further question about transportation and accommodation feel free to reach us at:

Terms of participation

Additional notes for Fraunhofer Quantum Doc-Forum


Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this event. Your institute will have to cover travel and/or accomodation expenses.


Cancellation by the Participant

If your plans have changed and you are unable to attend the event, please let us know. Since the number of participants is limited, your place can be given to someone else.

Please contact and state your full name and your will to cancel your participation in the Fraunhofer Quantum Doc-Forum. We will then delete your registration data immediately.


Cancellation and Change of Events by the Organizer

Fraunhofer IOF reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event for reasons for which it is not responsible, e.g., illness of the speaker, insufficient participation, etc. Participants will be notified of a cancellation or postponement to the address given when registering. Fraunhofer IOF also reserves the right to use other speakers of equal value and to change the timing of the events.


Copyright Notice

Working documents are protected by copyright. Commercial use, modification, copying, or transfer to third parties is only permitted with the prior written consent of copyright holder.


Image/Video Recordings

Photos and/or videos will be taken at the event. We inform the participants that their person may also be included and that the image/video material can be used for internal and, if necessary, editorial reporting.


Information Regarding Corona/COVID 19  

This event takes place on the specified days in person in Suhl (Germany). If a face-to-face event cannot be secured by the Fraunhofer IOF due to Covid19/Corona at least 7 days before the start of the event, the event will be canceled or postponed.


Severability Clause

In the event of the ineffectiveness of individual clauses of these conditions of participation, the effectiveness of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.



Fraunhofer IOF
Co-Coordination Fraunhofer Quantum Doc-Forum
Albert-Einstein-Strasse 7
07745 Jena, Germany


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How to save a spot in this event


Since the number of participants for this event is limited, we prioritize registrants who submit a contribution proposal.

Become active yourself and shape the event with your contribution

As this event is from young researchers for young researchers - we strongly encourage you to submit a contribution proposal. This is your opportunity to share your work with colleagues from Fraunhofer. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or just started your quantum journey – propose a topic. The main goal here is to facilitate a productive exchange of ideas, you do not have to present results.

At the registration stage, provide a short description of what you would be willing to present provided you get a slot. After the deadline we will select from the submissions and notify the registrees. Plan with a time slot of 10-15 minutes. Think of this as an introduction to a later open discussion about and around your topic.

Your audience will have diverse backgrounds, so we recommend an easy-to-follow presentation that can either be a regular slide talk, a whiteboard talk, a notebook session or other forms of presentation. This should help later discussions about your research once the participants grasp the fundamentals.

You can also submit a poster. We will have a poster room where anyone will be able to check out your work during the event. You can always submit a poster – regardless of whether you have already submitted anything else – and there is no limit on the number of accepted posters. Hence, you could, for example, submit a demo of your work together with a poster that will be on display during the entire event.

If your research is not in one of the three subject areas but you would still like to participate, feel free to register – with a contribution, motivational letter or none of the above – and we will consider your application.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

We encourage you to be creative and have fun with it!


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