Quantum Effects Award

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Quantum Effects Award

The Quantum Effects Award 2024 is one of the highlights of Quantum Effects in Stuttgart. Learn more about the four categories, the judgement criteria, the jury and the conditions of participation.

For this purpose, we are particularly looking for innovations that connect the classical with the quantum world, which are used in different industries, enable new services and open up new perspectives. This also applies to technologies which help to significantly advance quantum technologies and solutions.

  • Do you have a novelty to exhibit?
  • Is your latest product ready for the market?
  • Have you got a prototype of your brand-new innovation to show?

Then you are in the right place! Prizes will be awarded for partial solutions from the quantum-mechanical field of sensor technology, communication, computing and security which are characterised by a TRLevel 5 or higher and have a high degree of innovation and future potential or are already being used in initial solutions.

The Quantum Effects Award 2024 will be presented on 08 October 2024.

Submit your entry now

Do you want to enter the competition for the Quantum Effects Award? If so, send us a pitch deck (5 PowerPoint slides excluding the title slide, format 16:9, PDF file format) with your entry.



The Quantum Effects Award is presented in 4 categories:

  • Quantum computing hardware

  • Quantum computing software & algorithms

  • Quantum sensors

  • Quantum communication & networks

Call for tenders

Here you can download the call for entries for the Quantum Effects Award.

Call for Tenders | Quantum Effects Award (PDF, 2 MB)



Assessment criteria

Application prospects and potential

  • Applicability and potential impacts
  • Improvement potential compared with current technologies
  • Extent of new functionalities
  • Solution to well-known problems through innovative approaches
  • Social/technological benefits

Weighting: 25 %

Degree of innovation/invention level

  • Improvement compared with conventional technologies
  • Differentiation compared with the current state of the art

Weighting: 30 %

Solution approach and feasibility

  • Originality of the application
  • Selected approach
  • Can be implemented in a realistic period of time (< 5 years)
  • Probability of success/participating partners/teams/networks
  • Hybrid solutions/software solutions for earlier use

Weighting: 30%


  • Cooperation between research and industry (manufacturers, suppliers, users)

Close cooperation and a high level of networking will have a positive effect on the judging.

Weighting: 15%

The Members of the Jury 2024

In 2024, the jury for the Quantum Effects Award will be made up of experts in the field of quantum technologies and other partners.

Terms and Conditions

Partial solutions, which come from the quantum mechanics area of sensors, communication, computing and security, are eligible to take part in the competition. Entries must also be characterised by a TR Level 5 or higher, and possess a high level of innovation and future potential or are already being used in initial solutions. Publication or the market launch should not date back more than three years. Participation in this competition is free. The jury reserves the right to change the categories in consultation with the company. Judging will be performed by the jury on the basis of the written and visualised entries. Deviations from the required format may lead to exclusion from the judging procedure. The entry deadline is 30 June 2024.