New Danish quantum tech research facilities in the works

Education and research minister sees great promise for the future

The education and research minister, Ulla Tørnæs, has earmarked 20 million kroner for new research facilities designed to be the bastion for future Danish research into quantum technology.

Tørnæshopes the research could lead to powerful computers, extremely sensitive sensors and energy-saving technology in the future.

“Denmark has a strong history when it comes to research into quantum technology,” said Tørnæs.

“The new facilities will give researchers from all over the country the opportunity to research in and develop quantum technology. This will maintain Denmark’s strong position and create a foundation for new companies and jobs in the future.”

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The QUANTECH project comprises four Danish universities: the University of Copenhagen (KU), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Southern Denmark and Aarhus University.

The universities are all co-funders of the project and will add a similar sum to the funding so the total amount for the project will reach close to 41 million kroner.

The centre will predominantly be located at KU, but there will also be a smaller department at DTU.