Delegation trip in the USA
Claus Heitmann (CEO), Michael Kneier (VP Sales & Marketing) and Björn Globisch (R&D) had a very exciting trip: last week they were in Washington, D.C. with a delegation together with Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and the State Secretary for Economics Michael Biel. Under the title “Quantum Berlin goes USA” there was a highly interesting program for five days with many valuable meetings.
On the first day, the TOPTICA EAGLEYARD team had the opportunity to visit the German Chamber of Commerce, the DLR in Washington and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The third and fourth days were filled with special events. At the Quantum World Congress (QWC), exciting presentations were given by IonQ and NASA, among others. The session “Quantum Sensing & Industry Advancements” clearly confirmed EAGLEYARD’s roadmap: our product strategy is exactly aligned with customer needs. Special news were announced: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will open a new QT lab. The next day, the entire delegation was able to see NASA’s “Quantum Communications and Networking” project on site.
An evening with goose bumps feeling with about 2,000 invited guests took place at the German Embassy for the German Unity Day, where Claus could also talk to the ambassador couple. On the following day, it was Claus’ task was to explain the decision makers from politics in a short pitch how the world can and will change in the future thanks to QT and also thanks to EAGLEYARD’s products.
At the end of the day, all of the fellow travelers were able to take a look behind the scenes at the IonQ headquarters. This visit again highlighted the relevance of small, highly integrated modules. After a last stop at the Quantum Catalyzer, all participants started their journey home and could start to sort and evaluate the many impressions on the flight back.
You can read more about this special trip on Claus Heitmann’s travel diary our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eagleyard-photonics-gmbh/