IQM Quantum Council is an invite-only, executive group to accelerate European quantum agenda and give back to the society by building the future.

IQM Quantum Council

We’re on a quest to build quantum computers that can outpace a conventional supercomputer and solve problems for the well-being of humankind. Future generations will look back to quantum disruptions as one of the important milestones in the advancement of technology.

I’d like to thank all the members of the IQM Quantum Council for accepting our invite and joining us in this journey to establish Europe as a quantum leader of the future.


Chairman, IQM Quantum Council

Mission: To regain technology leadership and make Europe the quantum leader of the future.

By 2025, Europe will have its first computer with quantum acceleration paving the way for Europe to be at the cutting edge of quantum capabilities by 2030.

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- Thierry Breton,
European Commissioner for the Internal Market

European Commissioner for the Internal Market

Quantum Council Members

Dr. Axel Thierauf

Chairman, IQM Quantum Council

Dr. Sari Baldauf

IQM Quantum Council Member

Dr. Reinhold Achatz

IQM Quantum Council Member

Dr. Christoph Zindel

IQM Quantum Council Member

Prof. Dieter Kempf

IQM Quantum Council Member

Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer

IQM Quantum Council Member

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Balleis

IQM Quantum Council Member

Dr. Torsten Jeworrek

IQM Quantum Council Member

Dr. Viviane Reding

IQM Quantum Council Member

Genevieve Fioraso

IQM Quantum Council Member

François Auque

IQM Quantum Council Member

Thierry Mandon

IQM Quantum Council Member

Dr. Brigitte Ederer

IQM Quantum Council Member

Eduardo Mondes

IQM Quantum Council Member

Maria Schabel

IQM Quantum Council Secretary


Using quantum computing technologies for the well-being of humankind and creating a safer world for our future generations

Retaining technology sovereignty and establishing Europe as a technology leader to create a secure future

Creating future jobs by commercializing quantum hardware and software

Reskilling the workforce with industrial trainings, educational programs and development initiatives

Creating networks of decision makers, public policy makers and universities to put quantum computing on the European agenda

Why now?

Europe, with more than 4.000 Universities, provides most of the physics talents working abroad, causing a brain drain phenomenon.

Extraordinary progress in scaling quantum computers globally

IQM is the Pan-European category leader in building full-stack quantum computers with its own fabrication facility, design, software and one of the largest quantum engineering teams in the world.

IQM already has offices in Espoo, Finland; Munich, Germany; Madrid, Spain; and Paris, France, and intends to accelerate its global growth.

Quantum computing will be here sooner than expected.

Motivation to join this council

Shape the future of computing

To stay updated on the latest technology development

Meet international decision makers and scientific experts

Gain hands-on experience with quantum computers

Learn more about

quantum computing applications

Become a thought leader in quantum computing