European Institutions Help IBM Accelerate Research in Quantum Computing

European Institutions Help IBM Accelerate Research in Quantum Computing

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IBM announced at the World Conference of Science Journalists the expansion of the IBM Q Network in Europe to include additional universities and an international research organization. These institutions are collaborating to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help train students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business.

The  Q Network is a global community of forward-thinking companies, academic institutions, startups and research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing and foster a growing ecosystem. As Q Network partners, Aalto University, University of Turku, EPFL, University of the Basque Country and The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory will have direct access to Q Network resources and access to the IBM Q Experience's publicly available quantum computing systems for teaching, as well as faculty and student research projects that advance quantum information science and explore early applications.

"Developing quantum computing skills and expertise throughout the world is what will lead to the discovery of applications that drive breakthroughs in business and science," said Walter Riess, IBM Q Europe lead, IBM Research. "The collaboration in plan with these academic and research leaders in Europe is vital to how we will grow a 'quantum ready' ecosystem of scientists, professors, developers, and students."

The Q Network also announced last month that Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) established a Q Hub in Spain. And this September, IBM's lab in Zurich will host a Qiskit Camp to give developers, researchers, and students an immersive learning experience with the publicly available Q Experience, and the full-stack open source Qiskit quantum software framework.

The Q Network provides more than 60 organizations across the globe with quantum expertise and resources, cloud-based quantum software and developer tools, as well as access to IBM's publicly available or, for those who have contracted for premium access rights, most advanced, commercially available and scalable approximate universal quantum computing systems. In addition, the Q Experience now supports more than 140,000 users, who have run more than 10 million experiments and published more than 170 third-party research papers.

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