Workshop on Photonic Quantum Technologies for Managers

Applications, Science and Markets

With the ‘Workshop on Photonic Quantum Technologies for Managers - Applications, Science and Markets,’ scientists of the Fraunhofer IOF offer an up-to-date overview of the current issues in photonic quantum technologies via the collaborative platform of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

The content of the workshop ranges from an insight into the opportunities of a future "quantum" market to the fundamentals of quantum communication, imaging, and computing and their potential applications. Through the application-oriented research carried out by the speakers in diverse cooperative projects with partners from science and industry, concrete application scenarios and trends can be illustrated in addition to the mediation of technological fundamentals.

Be ready and discover the future of photonics with us!


Date: June 21, 2023 online


Language: Englisch


Fees: free participation

Beginning: 8:30


End: 12:45


Type of workshop: public, online 


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Virtual workshop via collaborative platform Friedrich Schiller University Jena


Overview "Online Workshop on Photonic Quantum Technologies for Managers – Applications, Science, and Markets"

Modern quantum technologies and the targeted generation, manipulation and use of individual quantum particles promise innovative applications, especially in the fields of communication, computing, and sensor technology. Promising application scenarios and future markets for the quantum industry and business are developing for these innovative approaches while a variety of state, federal and European initiatives are currently developing these fields scientifically and technically.

With the BMBF-funded project, the project partners are pursuing the goal of supporting the German photonics industry by providing suitable training and continuing education for the challenges of the second quantum revolution in the field of personnel development in technical as well as management contexts.


Workshop on Photonic Quantum Technologies for Professionals – Applications, Science and Markets




Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Robert Kammel (Fraunhofer IOF)


Quantum Technologies -
- A New Market and Future Opportunity?

Dr. Robert Kammel (Fraunhofer IOF)


Q/A-Session/ Speaker Talk


Quantum Imaging - Fundamentals and Trends
Prof. Dr. Markus Gräfe (TU Darmstadt / Fraunhofer IOF)


Q/A-Session/ Speaker Talk


Short break


Fundamentals and Applications of Quantum Communications
Christopher Spiess (Fraunhofer IOF)


Q/A-Session/ Speaker Talk


Quantum Computing – An Introduction

Dr. Falk Eilenberger (FSU Jena / Fraunhofer IOF)


Q/A-Session/Speaker Talk


Closing Session and Opportunity for Questions / Feedback
Dr. Robert Kammel (Fraunhofer IOF)


Fees and booking


The offer is public and free of charge.

More Information and the Link to the event can be found here: FSU Jena

Your benefits


  • Acquire up-to-date knowledge about the current issues in photonic quantum technologies.
  • Transfer new knowledge about technological basics to assess concrete application scenarios and trends.
  • Gain the opportunity to exchange among leaders in the photonics industry and upgrade your network.
  • Benefit from the knowledge of the trends and developments of the German industry in the field of quantum technology.

Target group


  • German photonics industry, especially managers and executives.



BMBF-Project ""

Within the framework of the BMBF-funded project, training and further education measures on quantum technology support the qualification of German companies. combines the expertise of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the University of Paderborn, the University of Ulm and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF to provide a scientifically based training framework for the development of the German industry in the field of quantum technology.

In the network, the Fraunhofer IOF, as an expert in the field of applied research in photonics, focuses on the further education of executives who need both a broad overview of the topic and an insight into different application scenarios and market opportunities of the quantum world. In this way, the workshop complements the Fraunhofer IOF's training program „Photonics Manager“, which offers a wide range of courses for the qualification of photonics specialists and managers.