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Manuel Thomä

Hannover Messe: Ministers visit Q.ANT booth

B ettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research, and Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economics, Labor and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg, visited the booth of high-tech startup Q.ANT, a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, on May 30, 2022.

Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research, visited the Q.ANT booth at the Hannover Messe today. At the world's largest industrial trade show, the TRUMPF start-up demonstrated the advantages offered to industry by quantum sensors. In a conversation with Michael Förtsch, CEO of Q.ANT, the Minister listened to an explanation about the quantum sensor from the Stuttgart-based start-up. She also learned about the quantum computer chip that Q.ANT has developed. It is to be made ready for series production and used in industry within the next few years.

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Q.ANT CEO Michael Förtsch shows Federal Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger a quantum sensor that can be used by food manufacturers to test the quality of coffee. The sensor measures the size and shape of the grain. These play a crucial role in the different flavors of coffee.

Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economics, Labor and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg, also paid a visit to the startup at the Hannover Messe. In a conversation with Q.ANT CEO Michael Förtsch, she exchanged views on, among other things, the start-up's development and production intentions over the next few years. 


At the booth there is a squeaker with Q.ANT logo on the chest: Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut (center), Minister of Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg , together with Dietrich Birk (left), Managing Director VDMA (German Engineering Industry Association) Baden-Württemberg and Michael Förtsch (right), CEO of Q.ANT. ​​

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