Quantum computing is an up and coming vector in many industries. Tune in to learn all about quantum computing capabilities, current platforms, upcoming trends, and why it could be a tool that transforms our future.

This virtual event opens with an introduction to quantum computing, followed by descriptions of Canadian and German quantum computing ecosystems. Next, Canadian and German experts representing industry, government, and academia are featured in a panel discussion about quantum computing hardware, software and future use cases. A live Q&A session concludes.

The event was part of Berlin Science Week 2021 and hosted by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Embassy of Canada in Berlin, National Research Council Canada (NRC), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Délégation générale du Québec and Ontario Trade and Invest. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about quantum computing with the general public, researchers and industry – highlighting infrastructure and capacity in Canada and Germany.

Canada-Germany Quantum Computing celebrates 50 years of the Canada-Germany Treaty on Science and Technological Co-operation.


About the Organizers

The Embassy of Canada to Germany in Berlin is the main actor in maintaining bilateral relations with Germany, promoting international trade and investment and providing travel and consular assistance. The Embassy is located at Leipziger Platz 17, Berlin, Germany.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the primary national research and technology organisation of the Government of Canada. Our mission consists of advancing knowledge, applying leading-edge technologies, and working with other innovators to find creative, relevant and sustainable solutions to Canada’s current and future economic, social and environmental challenges. NRC Germany, co-located at the Canadian Consulate in Munich, is a point of entry for researchers and businesses in Germany who are interested in research and development collaborations with the NRC, or with innovative Canadian companies.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes education, science and research and represents an important contribution to securing Germany’s prosperity.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is successfully addressing the major challenges of the 21st century, notably globalisation, digitisation, demographic change, recent developments within the EU, and the energy transition.

The Délégation générale du Québec in Munich ensures the promotion and influence of Québec on the institutional, economic, cultural and media levels. Together with its office in Berlin, it covers all the territories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The Government of Ontario, Canada operates a network of International Trade and Investment Offices, located in Canadian diplomatic Missions around the world. The offices help to raise Ontario’s profile and build commercial relations in key global market.