Quantum Austria


On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and funded by the European Union under the Development and Resilience Plan (2020-2026), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) are implementing the Quantum Austria Funding Initiative from 2021-2026. FFG and FWF will use a selection of their respective funding instruments for personnel and infrastructure for this purpose. Part of the funding is provided for research infrastructure in the highly innovative field of next generation high performance computing, quantum computing as well as their interconnection. The scientific issues of the projects in the field of quantum research and quantum technology may cover, for example, the following topics: - Specific preparation and control of quantum states; - New algorithms and mathematical theoretical concepts that make use of the superposition and entanglement of quantum states; - Developments and applications in quantum communication; quantum sensor technology, quantum metrology, quantum simulation, quantum computing, and quantum information; - Development of ideas based on quantum phenomena in the neighbouring fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and in biological systems.


The aim of the programme is to support excellent, transformative, and innovative basic research in the field of quantum physics, quantum computing, as well as next generation high performance computing; to ensure Austria’s continued competitiveness in the EU and globally; and to successfully use quantum technology for innovative products and services.

The essentials in brief

Program Owner / Sponsor BMBWF - Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research EU Next Generation
Project type
Submission with a proposal process
Target group SMEs, large enterprises, universities, universities of applied sciences, competence centers, research institutions and start-ups
What is being funded Within the framework of Quantum Austria, projects in the field of quantum research and quantum technology are funded. Industrial research and experimental development projects as well as R&D infrastructure projects can be funded. The projects can be submitted as individual or collaborative projects.
Min. / max. funding Depending on the funding instrument / Depending on the funding instrument
Which costs are eligible for funding? Costs are funded in accordance with the FFG cost guidelines
Availability from 22.11.2021 - 30.06.2027


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Dr. Andreas GEISSLER
Dr. Andreas GEISSLER
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Jeremias PÜLS MSc
Jeremias PÜLS MSc
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