Applications are open

24 - 29 November 2024

An intensive one-week incubation programme for early-stage quantum technology startups in the vibrant city of Berlin.

Join the BERLIN QUANTUM Pioneer! Connect with our experts and explore the thriving quantum ecosystem in Berlin.

Our tailored programme gives you the opportunity to discuss your business idea with experienced mentors and provides a comprehensive toolset to strengthen your strategy.


BERLIN QUANTUM Pioneer combines all the expertise:

  • Top experts in QComputing, QSensing and QCommunication
  • Connecting with top companies and institutes that provide enabling technologies in photonics, microelectronics, materials and software
  • Meeting Deep Tech investors and getting to know them on a personal level
  • First-hand information about setting up a business in Berlin
  • Located at Leap - Berlin's first Coworking and Event space for quantum technology innovators

That's in it for you

  • Get 1:1 mentoring on technical and business developments from high-level experts
  • Connect with the European Photonics Industry Consortium EPIC, the leading European network in photonics during our EPIC® Entrepreneurs Session
  • Learn about the BERLIN QUANTUM ecosystem
  • Spend five days in an intense work environment in Berlin
  • Enjoy social events, including Berlin’s famous nightlife
  • The grand finale: a presentation in front of an international expert audience at our Demo Day on Friday

BERLIN is the ideal place to advance the next generation of QUANTUM and its PIONEERS!

Application & Selection Process

If you’re an early-stage startup or have a valid business strategy (to be described in the application), you can apply for BERLIN QUANTUM Pioneer

  1. Online Startup Application via F6S - All quantum startups wanting to join must complete the ONLINE APPLICATION form.
    Application deadline: 17 August 2024 (12 pm CET)
  2. Evaluation – The BERLIN QUANTUM Pioneer evaluation team will review all applications by 6 September 2024
  3. Batch Selection Announcement - Selected startups will be announced by the end of September

Our Expert Mentors

  • Markus Krutzik

    Researcher, FBH / HU Berlin / Leap.Berlin

  • Barbara Wellmann

    Lead Quantum-Link, Deloitte Consulting

  • José M. Brito

    Quantum Entrepreneur, OpTecBB e.V.

  • Andreas Olmes

    Investment Manager / “Principal / Prokurist”, HTGF

  • Wolfgang Gries

    Entrepreneur & Consultant, Strategic Business Consultance

  • Henning Schröder

    Head of Optical Interconnection Technologies, Fraunhofer IZM

  • Oliver Muth

    Secure Materials & QSystems, Bundesdruckerei

  • Enrique Solano

    Chief Visionary Officer, Kipu Quantum

  • Andreas Umbach

    Entrepreneurship Coach, AUCCEPT Consulting GmbH

  • Michael Kissner

    Co-Founder & CEO, Akhetonics

  • Mathias Petri

    Managing Director, SIBB e.V.

  • Karl Jansen

    Head of Center QT Applications, DESY

  • Gabrielle Thomas

    Group Leader Marketing, Menlo Systems

  • Nino Walenta

    Project Team Leader Quantum, Fraunhofer HHI

  • Oliver Holschke

    Tribe Lead Quantum Networks, Deutsche Telekom AG – T-Labs

Applications are open

*Please register at F6S and create an account for your startup


Questions? Contact us

  • Katharina Witte

    Programme, BERLIN QUANTUM

  • INAM e.V.

    Application Process / F6S

Our Partners

BERLIN QUANTUM Pioneer - in collaboration with

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