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Meet&Eat: The Hi Tech! Talk

From salsa floors to mountain trails - with Gwen and Alejandro from Q.ANT

In this episode, Gwen and Alejandro from Q.ANT share why they chose to settle in the Stuttgart Region and what makes them stay. For them, it's not just the exceptional research possibilities in an industrial environment; they're also hooked on the diverse leisure activities that add an extra spark to their lives.

Three people sit at a table in a restaurant and talk

Our guests

Gwenaelle Vest, the experienced Senior System Architect from France, is leading the Systems Team with seven crew members at Q.ANT. After four years at Q.ANT, it's clear she's not just enjoying her time at work, but also soaking in all the Stuttgart vibes.

Alejandro Lorenzo Ruiz, an Integrated Photonics Engineer and member of the Design & Characterization Team, arrived in the Stuttgart Region in 2023 to join Q.ANT, a move enthusiastically welcomed by all team members. Despite the weather difference between Germany and Spain, he's feeling right at home in the region.

The company: Q.ANT 

Q.ANT is a high-tech startup that advances and industrializes photonic quantum technologies, pushing the boundaries of new applications and processes. Q.ANT develops quantum sensors and photonic chips and processors for quantum computing based on its Quantum Photonic Framework. Focusing on its four product lines - Quantum Computing, Particle Metrology, Atomic Gyroscopes and Magnetic Sensing - the company works with a variety of industries and partners ranging from medical technology and autonomous vehicles to aerospace, mechanical engineering and the process industry. Q.ANT employs more than 90 people at its site in Stuttgart.

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Our host: Sebastian Menzel

Our host, Sebastian Menzel, is a passionate advocate of the Stuttgart Region, and he loves to share that enthusiasm with others: He is the stadium announcer and voice of both the 'Stuttgart Surge' american football team and the 'MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg' basketball team. His friendly and open demeanor, coupled with his unique expertise about the Stuttgart Region, makes him the perfect conversation buddy for our guests.

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The Location: Gasthaus Löwen 

Gasthaus Löwen is your go-to spot in Stuttgart-Vaihingen for a taste of delicious South German cuisine. The menu is a cool mix of Swabian and Bavarian specialties, inspired by local and seasonal vibes. Step into a rustic ambiance of the over hundred-year-old inn and soak up some German hospitality in a chill atmosphere.

Gasthaus Löwen
Robert-Leicht-Straße 12
70563 Stuttgart