Quantum Hub Thuringia (QHubTh)

The mission of the Quantum Hub Thuringia is to address fundamental scientific issues in the fields of quantum communication, quantum sensors and quantum imaging and thus to shape the upcoming technological upheaval in quantum technologies for the Free State of Thuringia as a perspective for the future.

The basic research addressed in the project is intended to enable Thuringian industry to intervene with its innovative strength at key points in the quantum technology value chains in the future.

Concrete examples include the encryption of unbreakable messages using quantum cryptography or quantum computers that are orders of magnitude faster. These potentials are recognized worldwide and lead to large strategic funding initiatives, especially in the European Union and in Germany.


The Quantum Hub Thuringia is jointly coordinated from Jena and Ilmenau.

The consortium of the Quantum Hub Thuringia consists of:

  • the Abbe Centre of Photonics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
  • the Technical University of Ilmenau
  • the DLR Institute for Data Science Jena,
  • the Helmholtz Institute Jena,
  • the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies IPHT Jena,
  • the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF Jena,
  • the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT Ilmenau,
  • the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems IMMS Ilmenau,
  • the Fraunhofer Project Hub for Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine Erfurt,
  • the Cis Research Institute for Microsensorics GmbH Erfurt.

TU Ilmenau: Maria Illing FSU Jena: Dr. Falko Schmidt