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Ongoing Projects






Quantum Inspire

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In 2022 Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH joined the QSolid project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of the five-year project is to build a superconducting quantum computer demonstrator with several generations of processors differing in performance, size, precision and application area. Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH is responsible for the seamless integration of the quantum computing control system in the quantum stack and for optimizing data transfer protocols with high communication bandwidth.

Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH works together with a large group of German partners with strong industry contributions, among whom are Parity Quantum Computing Germany, HQS Quantum Simulations, Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik, IQM Germany, Supracon, Racyics, AdMOS, LPKF Laser & Electronics, Partec, Atotech and Atos Information Technology, and has a close collaboration with academic partners including Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


The Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) is an initiative for the promotion of Quantum Sciences and Quantum Technologies in Bavaria. In 2022 Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH joined the MUNIQC-SC project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The five-year project plans to built a demonstrator device with up to 100 qubits to run practical NISQ-type algorithms based on fast nanosecond-operation timescales in combination with a scalable, industry-oriented fabrication process technology. Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH is responsible for a new high-fidelity readout scheme for 3D integrated qubits and for the automation of calibration routines for the quantum processing unit.

Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH collaborates closely with our partners, among whom are the Walter-Meißner-Institut, the Technical University of Munich, Fraunhofer EMFT, Infineon, Kiutra, Parity Quantum Computing Germany and IQM Germany.


In spring 2023, the OpenSuperQPlus project gets underway. It is part of the European Quantum Technology Flagship and the successor of the project OpenSuperQ. The project involves a total of 28 European partners from 10 countries. The consortium plans to develop a 1000-qubit quantum computing system within seven years. It foresees use cases in quantum simulation for the chemical industry, in materials science, in solving optimization problems and in machine learning.

In a first, 3.5-year long, stage "OpenSuperQPlus 100", the consortium aims at developing several systems for evaluating hard- and software as well as at the deployment of a user-oriented 100-qubit system for the first quantum applications. Also, it will prepare the second stage by investigating critical components and making technological decisions needed for a 1000-qubit quantum computing system.

Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH is closely collaborating with our partners, among whom are the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Walther-Meißner-Institut, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, BlueFors, IQM, Technische Universiteit Delft, Orange Quantum Systems, QuantWare, Alice & Bob, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Zurich Instruments' parent company, Rohde&Schwarz.

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Zurich Instruments participates in the project SuperMOOSE (Superconducting Circuits for Modular Creation of Surface Code Entanglement), which aims to entangle two error-corrected qubits and thus lay the foundation for future quantum computers. The 4-year long project started in fall 2023 and is funded by the American agency IARPA under the Entangled Logical Qubits (ELQ) program.

An error-corrected logical qubit is realized by multiple physical qubits, creating redundancy of quantum information and allowing for error detection. Zurich Instruments provides the dedicated control electronics required to operate the complex quantum devices required for such experiments. In this project, Zurich Instruments joins forces with two leading experimental labs at ETH Zurich and MIT, the quantum computing startup Atlantic Quantum, and leading theorists at Université de Sherbrooke and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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Zurich Instruments is the industry partner in the SuperQuLAN project, which receives funding by the FET Open initiative from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. The goal of this project is to implement a quantum local area network (QuLAN) where the nodes are superconducting qubits in spatially separated refrigerators and the connections are given by cryogenic transmission lines. This outcome would correspond to a crucial shift from intra- to inter-fridge quantum communication, thus supporting the realisation of the first quantum computing clusters based on superconducting qubits.

The consortium includes experts in the fields of superconducting circuits, nanophotonics and quantum information theory; we look forward to close collaborations with all our partners, who include Prof. Peter Rabl at TU Wien and Prof. Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.

For an overview of the project visit this page.

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Quantum Inspire is a Dutch initiative to bring Quantum Computing to the cloud and closer to its future users from academia, industry, and society. To achieve this, the project focuses on three pillars: further develop quantum computers; exploit the intermediate quantum technologies already available; and create an intuitive user interface.

QuTech leads the project, which started in 2021. Zurich Instruments is a co-founding partner and will support the project partners with its expertise in room-temperature quantum computing control electronics.

Completed Projects


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Status: Completed, 2022-03-31

In 2018, Zurich Instruments joined the OpenSuperQ Project, which is part of the Quantum Flagship – one of the largest and most ambitious research initiatives of the European Union. OpenSuperQ aims at designing, building, and operating a quantum information processing system of up to 100 qubits and to sustainably make it available at a central site for external users. Zurich Instruments is responsible for the full stack of room-temperature electronics as well as for the control and measurement software of the multi-qubit system.

We design and manufacture hardware and software components for real-time quantum processor control and readout with low-latency feedback and increased scalability. We collaborate closely with our partners, among whom are Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch and Prof. David DiVincenzo at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Prof. Andreas Wallraff at ETH Zurich, and Dr. Jonas Bylander at Chalmers University of Technology.

To learn more about the approach taken by OpenSuperQ visit this page, and watch this video to see how each partner contributes to the project.


IBM Q Network

Chicago Quantum Exchange



Oxford Instruments

Micronit Microfluidics

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As part of the IBM Q Network, we work on the integration of IBM quantum technology with our own electronics to ensure reliable control and measurement of a quantum device while providing a clean software interface to the next higher level in the stack.

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The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) identifies a community with a shared goal: create a stimulating environment for the development of quantum technology. We engage with CQE member institutions – which include the University of Chicago and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – in collaborative research efforts and joint workshops to explore new research directions and develop opportunities to train students in field-related disciplines.

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Zurich Instruments USA, Inc. is part of Q-NEXT, a National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. The center's mission is to develop the science and technology to control, store and transmit quantum information reliably over different scales. The partnership extends to the foundational as well as to the more applied thrusts of Q-NEXT's strategy.

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We recommend Fluigent pumps for microfluidic applications. Fluigent and Zurich Instruments have embraced the challenge of bringing electrical impedance spectroscopy to a world-wide audience.

Take a look at this application note.

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We cooperate with Oxford Instruments to demonstrate how to boost the user experience by combining equipment from both companies, resulting in a shorter time interval from installation to first scientific measurement.

Take a look at our joint application notes here and here.

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We enjoy the application exchange with Micronit in the field of microfluidics. The company is our microfluidic chip maker of choice, and together we promoted the electrical impedance spectroscopy platform.

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