The nominating institution University of Innsbruck on the breakthrough:

AQT is building upon 2 decades of European quantum research to now turn this know-how into a commercially successful company. Within one year of its first funding round AQT has managed to realize a first European quantum computer demonstrator, implemented cloud-access to its device, and generated first revenue based on selling quantum technology modules. AQT collaborates with several European quantum software partners to jointly provide solutions to their customers.

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Thomas Monz

Alpine Quantum Technologies GmbH

Dr. Thomas Monz finished his MSc on the equivalent of a quantum network-card, and proceeded with his PhD on experimental quantum computing with trapped ions at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After a detour in the sales team at a Scottish laser company working, Dr. Monz returned to Innsbruck to set the foundation of AQT, assemble the current team, and close both a seed and investment round. At the moment they set up our second quantum computer and are closing first international revenues. Privately, Dr. Thomas Monz likes to spend his time in the Tyrolian mountains and forests with friends and family.

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