PTB as the National Metrology Institute of Germany has a long tradition in quantum technology and performs world-leading research in several fields, with a focus on quantum sensing and metrology. This expertise in quantum technology, together with PTB’s mission to support industry in metrology as a governmental body, puts PTB into an ideal and natural position to transfer quantum technology from science to application in collaboration with industry and academia. For this task, PTB has recently established the Quantum Technology Competence Center (QTZ) at PTB. The QTZ will focus on the development of user-friendly and robust components for quantum sensing and metrology and on providing calibrations, services and user facilities accessible for external partners from industry and academia. Furthermore, QTZ will offer hands-on training and seminars for quantum technology and support start-ups.