The startup Quantum Technology Laboratories GmbH (qtlabs) was founded in 2017 by Dr. Thomas Scheidl and Dr. Rupert Ursin together with Dr. Fabian Steinlechner. Their aim is to create a commercial and reliable quantum system for terrestrial networks and satellites that generates a sufficient number of secure quantum keys and transmits them to the earth.

Over the past 20 years, the three scientists have contributed to research and development in quantum technology. Their joint vision is a quantum internet as well as a quantum Danube valley.