Quantum Photonics in Switzerland

The field of quantum technology is of strategic importance for Switzerland, although Switzerland is excluded from many relevant European projects. Internationally, very big efforts are made in quantum technologies with funding programs reaching billions (USA, China, Netherlands, UK, Germany, ...). Although more and more Swiss companies are active in the field, the visibility of the Swiss quantum industry is not high and quantum technology may not be considered as a serious vertical application.

For Swissphotonics and its members this is a big challenge. On the other hand, there are a variety of on-going initiatives and activities in Switzerland in the area of Quantum technologies and their applications. We compiled the following summary to allow easier access to informationon these topics:

Quantum organisations/initiatives
  • Swiss Quantum Commission, see here
  • Swissnex, see here
  • Quantum Basel, see here
  • EPFL - Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) , see here
  • ETHZ - Quantum Center, see here
  • ETHZ - PSI - Quantum Computing Hub, see here
  • FHNW -  Applied quantum computing in Life Sciences, see here
  • University of Basel – Basel Quantum Center, see here
  • University of Geneva – Quantum Technologies, see here
Companies active in the field Events
  • Swissnex Quantum Summit (October 14, 2023) , see here
  • Quantum Industry Day 2023 (October 16, 2023) , see here
  • OPTICA industry Summit (November 14-15, 2023) , see here
  • Global Academic and Industry Symposium (March 18-20, 2024) , see here
  • International Year of Quantum Science and Technology 2025, see here
Funding Opportunities
  • SNSF Transitional quantum calls
  • Innosuisse, see here
  • ESA, see here
The above overview is certainly not complete. Please do not hesitate to contact us for updates and additional information.

Contact Swissphotonics
Dr. Christian Bosshard 
Managing Director Swissphotonics
+61 455 957 792

8 July, 2023, Christian Bosshard

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