In January 2021, the local government of Lower Saxony in Germany, has provided 25 Million Euros to establish a hub for quantum technologies: the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS). The hub is open to partners from industry and science, as a concentrated effort to combine and funnel resources/efforts. The central focus of the QVLS-project is an ion trap based, 50 qubit quantum computer, which is currently under development. The overall funding has risen to more than 100 Million Euros as various projects, funding agencies and partners have joined. At the beginning of this talk, I will give an overview of the activities that are centered around the QVLS quantum computer. I will then briefly introduce various technologies that are being developed which enable us to build, operate, scale and standardize the quantum computer. Those include trap design, trap production, socket technologies, laser and detector development, cryogenic technology, electronics, benchmarking and a user interface to operate the quantum computer.