Our consortium currently consists of 19 different partners from industry and research.



Anaqor AG

Anaqor is a software-focused quantum start up based in Berlin and Stuttgart founded to enable innovators who build and use tomorrow’s quantum solutions. In 2019, Anaqor initiated PlanQK – the first community-powered quantum platform and ecosystem supported by the German government and trusted to date by more than 100 organizations. PlanQK provides the technological foundation to connect all players involved in the quantum value chain to push together the boundaries of what’s possible today and create the biggest impact for society.

Anaqor is a former venture of StoneOne AG, an IT company founded in 2007. In April 2023, StoneOne AG announced its change of name to Anaqor AG.

Consortium lead
logo universität stuttgart Two institutes of the University of Stuttgart participate in PlanQK as research partners: The Institute for Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS) has extensive experience in the areas of software architectures, cloud computing, hybrid software systems, platforms and quantum computing. The Barz Group at the Institute of Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies, researches on quantum technologies and quantum physics. One research focus is especially on quantum networks. Furthermore, the Barz Group has contributed to the development of quantum technologies with fundamental work. Scientific direction
accenture Logo Accenture GmbH   Accenture is a leading global services company offering a broad portfolio of services and solutions in the areas of strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With extensive experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries and all business functions – supported by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 employees serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world lives and works. Visit us at Industry Partner
bdr Logo Bundesdruckerei GmbH (BDr) Bundesdruckerei GmbH is a leading German high-tech security company. Our products and services are “Made in Germany” and are based on the reliable identification of persons and institutions. As a federal security company, we pave the way to a secure digital future. The Bundesdruckerei Group employs more than 2,700 people and generated sales of around 556 million euros in 2018. Further information is available at Industry Partner
DB Systel GmbH DB Systel is the IT subsidiary and digital partner of Deutsche Bahn and is driving forward the digitization of all DB AG companies. The company serves the Group with a customer-specific solution and consulting offering that meets the highest IT standards and picks up on innovative trends. DB Systel contributes its sound railway and IT expertise to this. More at Industry Partner
DB Systemtechnik GmbH DB Systemtechnik is the engineering office of Deutsche Bahn and Europe’s largest centre of competence for railway technology. As a high performance, customer driven service provider with a vast array of expert knowledge, DB Systemtechnik is a respected partner of Deutsche Bahn and external customers across the globe. DB Systemtechnik has more than 900 employees located in Germany, England and France that are ready to ensure that the requirements and needs of the customers in all technical areas are fulfilled. With 13 accredited test centres and laboratories, DB Systemtechnik can provide specialist expertise in all areas of rail technology that is unique in the international rail market. More info at: Industry Partner
dfine Logo d-fine GmbH d-fine is a European consulting firm focusing on analytical and quantitative challenges and the development of sustainable technological solutions. The combination of more than 1.000 employees with a background in natural sciences and many years of practical experience enables us to provide tailor-made, efficient and sustainable implementations for our more than two hundred clients from all sectors of the economy. Industry Partner
Logo FCE Frankfurt Consulting Engineers Gmbh Frankfurt Consulting Engineers GmbH (FCE) FCE Frankfurt Consulting Engineers GmbH deals with the following areas of Industrial Applied Mathematics: Pattern Recognition in Preventive Maintenance and Combinatorial Optimization in Sequence and Route Planning. Industry Partner
logo fraunhofer fokus Fraunhofer FOKUS (FOKUS) Data Analytics Center The Data Analytics Center (DANA) at Fraunhofer FOKUS is specialized in the development and use of AI in the application domains of Fraunhofer FOKUS and the digital curation of reusable knowledge (Smart Insights) using AI and Smart Data Analytics. Both semantic technologies (symbolic AI) and modern machine learning / deep learning methods (sub-symbolic AI) are used. Research Partner
Logo Freie Universität Berlin Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems The QMIO working group at the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems at the FU Berlin is one of the leading groups in Germany in quantum computing, quantum simulation and the study of complex
Quantum systems. In the project the QMIO working group contributes ideas for the development of quantum algorithms for quantum-supported machine learning.
Research Partner
logo hqs HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH has specialized in quantum mechanical material simulations and also pursues the use of AI. Research Partner
Komm.ONE Logo Komm.ONE Komm.ONE is a public-law institution jointly owned by the municipalities and the state of Baden-Württemberg with its headquarters in Stuttgart. The mission and aspiration of Komm.ONE AöR is to secure the digital sovereignty of society by digitally shaping the municipalities on the basis of innovative cloud solutions. To this end, Komm.ONE AöR procures, develops and operates automated data processing procedures at its seven locations with over 1,600 employees and provides supporting services, consulting and training services within the scope of its legal mandate. In addition, Komm.ONE supports and advises the municipalities and the state as a thought leader and partner in all organisational, process-related and strategic questions of digital transformation. In doing so, it also takes into account the expectations of citizens and businesses, because the development of digital administration has a central impact on how we will live and work in our cities and municipalities in the future. Research Partner
logo ludwig-maximilians-universität münchen Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München  The Department of Mobile and Distributed Systems at LMU Munich has already carried out numerous industrial projects on QC and AI. Research Partner
Planerio Logo Planerio GmbH Planerio digitizes and automates duty scheduling in hospitals, nursing companies and large practices. The central unique selling proposition is our AI, which enables the automatic creation of duty rosters at the push of a button and thus on the one hand massively saves time and increases efficiency in personnel planning, but on the other hand also improves employee satisfaction through more transparent planning, better fulfilment of wishes, easy service exchange, etc. Hundreds of surgeries, hospitals and nursing homes already benefit from Planerio KI. Learn more Industry Partner
Logo-regio iT regio iT Gesellschaft für Informationstechnologie GmbH (regio iT) As an IT service provider, regio iT GmbH is a fair and reliable partner for municipalities and schools, energy suppliers and waste management companies as well as non-profit organizations. With its headquarters in Aachen and branch offices in Gütersloh and Siegburg, regio iT offers strategic and project-related IT consulting, integration, IT infrastructure and full IT service. With around 617 employees, it currently supports over 44,000 clients and more than 270 schools and school administrations. Industry Partner
Smart Reporting GmbH The Smart Reporting software digitizes medical textbook knowledge and the know-how of experienced doctors and makes this information available worldwide. In addition to the proven process optimization in the form of increased efficiency and quality improvement, the structured reporting technology also influences the success of medical treatment, according to recently published studies. Reports created with Smart Reporting are in a structured and machine-readable format so that they are available for data mining and machine learning. The system is ideally suited to establishing artificial intelligence in routine diagnostics and enabling a higher degree of automation. Industry Partner
T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) T-Labs is Deutsche Telekom’s research and development unit. The focus of activity is the translation of new technology trends into tangible results for Deutsche Telekom’s innovation portfolio. At its core, the T-Labs team sees its mission as delivering a superior customer experience through accompanying research and exploring disruptive technologies for telecommunications infrastructures of the future. At its main location in Berlin, T-Labs is surrounded by the world’s leading universities, start-ups, investors, research institutes and industrial innovation facilities, working with them to shape the future of communications services. Industry Partner
TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG (TRUMPF) The TRUMPF Machine Tools GmbH & Co. KG is a large manufacturer of machine tools and solution provider for flexible sheet metal production. The TRUMPF Group sees itself as an innovation guarantor and also relies on AI methods for Smart Factory and Industry 4.0. Industry Partner
Virality GmbH With individual software development, VIRALITY GmbH is a reliable partner for several DAX companies as well as for small and medium-sized enterprises. We create high-performance software – in the intranet, mobile, on the web, native or cross-platform, suitable for smartphones, wearables or desktop PCs. Our customers appreciate the secure, stable and user-friendly results as well as the holistic consulting. In addition, Virality develops and operates the school software DieSchulApp ( for digital administration, communication and teaching as its own product. Industry Partner





Associated Partners

PlanQK is accompanied and supported by well-known small, medium and large companies as well as scientific institutions and industry associations as associated partners.


4Cast GmbH & Co. KG

Ambrosys GmbH – Gesellschaft für Management komplexer Systeme



Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH




Association of Germany Banks

Bayern Innovativ



Cambridge Quantum Computing

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

Cleopa GmbH

Cluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW

Comma Soft AG


Daimler AG


Deutsche Flugsicherung

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.

DLR Simulations und Softwaretechnik

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg


Festo SE & Co. KG

Folker Scholz Unternehmensberatung

Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas FORTH

Fraunhofer-Institut für Algorithmen und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen SCAI

Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH


Gradient Zero GmbH


Hochschule Reutlingen

Hochschule Stralsund

Honeywell Quantum Solutions


IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH GmbH

Infineon Technologies AG


Innovation Hub Bergisches RheinLand e.V.

JoS Quantum

KI Park e. V.


KIT (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)

Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik

MQS – Molecular Quantum Solutions ApS


NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH


Novarion Systems GmbH

Novatec Consulting GmbH


OpenSuperQ – An Open Superconducting Quantum Computer

operaize GmbH

Opitz Consulting




Quantencomputer Info

QuantiCor Security



Schwarzmüller Group

SIBB – Verband der Software-, Informations- und Kommunikations-Industrie in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V.

Siemens AG

Skubch&Company Management Consulting GmbH

Smart Site Solutions

Software-Engineering industrieller, hybrider Quantenanwendungen und -algorithmen (SEQUOIA)

SPEAKER – Konzept für eine KI-basierte Sprachassistenzplattform und -ökosystem made in Germany


SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH



Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Softwaretechnik und Fahrzeuginformatik

Terra Quantum

TNO – innovation for life | TNO

TWT Science & Innovation


Universität Hohenheim, Institute of Health Care & Public Management

Universität Leiden, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS)

Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme (IPVS)

VOICE – der Bundesverband der IT-Anwender e.V.

Zapata Computing, Inc.

zuse3 – The German AI Association e.V.

Zuse Institut Berlin (ZIB)