Quantum
Entrepreneurship
Laboratory

Learn to build quantum tech from the best, by working on real-world challenges

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(Winter semester '21/'22)

What is the Quantum Entrepreneurship Laboratory?

20 Students | All Disciplines | One semester | 4 Prototypes |
6 ECTS ~ 180h

The Quantum Entrepreneurship Laboratory is a project-based course that brings together students of different backgrounds with reputable industry partners and selected quantum specialists to explore new commercial applications of quantum computing.

Real-world challenges
You will learn the potential of quantum technologies by building a technical proof of concept and a business model to make a product out of it.
Real entrepreneurial experience
The only way to learn how to build a company, is to build one. And during the QEL, you will get all the support to hit the ground running.
Real-world experts
Defining a product is no easy feat. We feel you. That's why you will receive input lectures from world-class experts, that support you in the product development journey.

Demo day

The main target of the Quantum Entrepreneurship Laboratory is the final demo day, where you will pitch your startup idea to a panel of experts. The panel is filled with early customers from industry, academic experts to validate technical feasibility, and people from venture capital to evaluate business value.

Take a look at the demo days of the prior QEL generations here. A teaser of our panel:
William Hurley
Founder and CEO at Strangeworks
Elvira Shishenina
Lead Quantum Computing at BMW Group
Christophe Jurczak
Founder and Partner at Quantonation

Timeline

The course comprises five different phases. The expected workload after the bootcamp week is ~14h of teamwork and a mandatory attendance expert keynote of ~2h.
Kick-off Bootcamp

Oct 25 - Oct 31

In the first week, you'll be trained in the foundations of the opposite domain (Quantum Science or Business) and get to know your colleagues

Ideation Phase

Nov 1 - Nov 21

In this phase, you will deep dive into the value chain of your challenge partner, to better understand their challenges and come up with a shortlist of ideas

Prototyping Phase

Nov 22 - Dec 20

You will narrow down the ideas to a single product proposal, together with a technical prototype and business plan, which you will present during the midterm pitch

Shipping Phase

Dec 13 - Jan 31

Based on the collected feedback, you will refine the features and business model for your quantum product, preparing towards the final Demo Day

Delivery Phase

Feb 1 - March 7

After your exams, you will  combine the previous deliverables into a project playbook and groom the software repository

Challenges

We have arranged for four industry partners, who are willing to spar with you as a first potential customer, to validate all your ideas and assumptions. They will have regular check-ins with your team and participate in the demo day. Keep an eye on our social media to catch the challenge partner announcements, or check out our previous cohorts at the QEL v1 and QEL v2 page!

Lectures

The course is filled with invited lectures from experts in industry, academia and startups. They will provide you with all the knowledge you would need to create your dream startup! Keep an eye on our social media, or check out our previous QEL v1 and QEL v2 page.
Prof. Stefan Filipp
TU Munich, Walther Meißner Institut
Prof. Frank Pollmann
TU Munich
Thomas Hubregtsen
FU Berlin, PushQuantum
Raúl Berganza Gómez
CDTM, PushQuantum
Prof. Stefan Filipp
TU Munich, Walther Meißner Institut
Prof. Frank Pollmann
TU Munich

Challenge Partners

Martin Leib
Volkswagen
Thierry Botter
Airbus

Challenge partners

Dr. Martin Leib
Quantum Algorithms Researcher 
Munich Data:lab
Ann-Lee Ramcherita
Flight Physics Innovation and Services Leader
Airbus
Dr. Thierry Botter
Head of Airbus Blue Sky
Deputy-Head of Airbus Central R&T
Airbus
Dr. Corey O'Meara
Quantum Computing Lead 
Senior Data Scientist
E.ON

Guest lecturers sneak-peek

Julianna Murphy
UX Design Lead, IBM Quantum
UX Prototyping in Quantum
Jan Goetz
CEO, IQM Quantum Computers
Fundraising for QC Startups
Julianna Murphy
UX Design Lead, IBM Quantum
UX Prototyping in Quantum
Jan Goetz
CEO, IQM Quantum Computers
Fundraising for QC Startups
Lucian Comandar
BCG, Consultant
Stakeholder Management
Natalie Taylor
Visual Design Lead, IBM Quantum
UX Prototyping in Quantum

Teaching assistants

Aritra Sarkar
TU Delft
Marina Fernández Fernández-Campoamor
CDTM, TUM
Remy Goldstein
CDTM, LMU
Alissa Wilms
FU Berlin, Porsche Digital

How to apply  

Application period for the winter semester 2021/22 closed on 17.10. You will be notified in case of acceptance latest on 22.10.

You could have applied to the course in two simple steps:

1. Apply by filling the following form with some relevant information about you. Authenticity and program fit are key

Applications closed

2. Once accepted, register to the course at TUMOnline, either at the School of Management or Physics/Informatics

Applications closed

People

Prof. Stefan Filipp
TU Munich, Walther Meißner Institut
Prof. Frank Pollmann
TU Munich
Thomas Hubregtsen
FU Berlin, PushQuantum
Raúl Berganza Gómez
CDTM, PushQuantum
Prof. Stefan Filipp
TU Munich, Walther Meißner Institut
Prof. Frank Pollmann
TU Munich

Challenge Partners

Martin Leib
Volkswagen
Thierry Botter
Airbus

Challenge partners

Dr. Martin Leib
Quantum Algorithms Researcher 
Munich Data:lab
Ann-Lee Ramcherita
Flight Physics Innovation and Services Leader
Airbus
Dr. Thierry Botter
Head of Airbus Blue Sky
Deputy-Head of Airbus Central R&T
Airbus
Dr. Corey O'Meara
Quantum Computing Lead 
Senior Data Scientist
E.ON

Guest lecturers sneak-peek

Julianna Murphy
UX Design Lead, IBM Quantum
UX Prototyping in Quantum
Jan Goetz
CEO, IQM Quantum Computers
Fundraising for QC Startups
Julianna Murphy
UX Design Lead, IBM Quantum
UX Prototyping in Quantum
Jan Goetz
CEO, IQM Quantum Computers
Fundraising for QC Startups
Lucian Comandar
BCG, Consultant
Stakeholder Management
Natalie Taylor
Visual Design Lead, IBM Quantum
UX Prototyping in Quantum

Teaching assistants

Aritra Sarkar
TU Delft
Marina Fernández Fernández-Campoamor
CDTM, TUM
Remy Goldstein
CDTM, LMU
Alissa Wilms
FU Berlin, Porsche Digital

Organising Team

Christopher Trummer
TUM Venture Labs Responsible
Tum Venture Labs - Quantum Stream
Thomas Hubregtsen
PushQuantum Responsible
PushQuantum, FU Berlin
Klaus Liegener
General Organisation
TU Munich, TUM Venture Labs
Esteban Prado
General Organisation, Teaching Assistant
TUM Venture Labs, PushQuantum
Martin Knudsen
General Organisation
TU Munich, Walther Meißner Institut
ShengHsuan Lin
General Organisation, Teaching Assistant
TU Munich
Thomas Hubregtsen
FU Berlin
Program Coordinator
Raúl Berganza Gómez
CDTM, TUM
Program Coordinator
Jannes Stubbemann
General Organisation, Teaching Assistant
PushQuantum
Shaoming Zhang
Teaching Assistant
Aaron Sander
Teaching Assistant
Shruti Pistolwala
Teaching Assistant
Pablo Torres
Teaching Assistant

Advisors

Philipp Gerbert
appliedAI, UnternehmerTUM
Raúl Berganza Gómez
PushQuantum, CDTM

We are a community of scientists, entrepreneurs and industry experts driven by the belief that exploring quantum computing is the most important and consequential opportunity of this century.

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