Imperial College London

Quantum Future Academy 2020 – Today’s insights for tomorrow’s experts



In November 2020, the first European Quantum Future Academy will take place in Berlin under the motto "Today's in-sights for tomorrow's experts".

As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany, with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as host, will invite around 60 selected students from the natural and engineering sciences from around 30 European countries to an exciting and exclusive week in Berlin.

From November 1st to 7th, participants can expect exclusive insights into the most diverse areas of applied quantum technologies. These include visits of companies and laboratories, meetings with researchers and industry partners, interesting hands-on workshops and extensive networking opportunities. Of course, cultural activities in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin are not neglected.

The Quantum Future Academy is an initiative of the BMBF and is organized in 2020 in cooperation with the European Quantum Flagship and supported by numerous institutions in the participating countries. The application process for the Academy is organised independently by the European partners in their country. This event is motivated by the intention to support the formation of a sustainable network of young European researchers in the future field of quantum technologies.

The UK application process is now open.
Applications are invited from engineering and natural science students in their final year of undergraduate or, masters studies. Applicants currently studying at UK universities should submit their applications via email to before 15th July 2020. The application should include: a letter of motivation (1 page), a research plan (1 page), a CV, an academic transcript and a reference letter from an academic. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview in September, after which the UK's selected students will be announced.

Stay tuned on Twitter at @QuantenTech and #QFA2020


Miranda Toora

Miranda Toora
Department of Materials