(GlobeNewsWire) tos today officially inaugurates its new global Research & Development Lab in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in the greater Paris metropolitan area (Yvelines), France. The new 8,000 m2 lab, which hosts around 350 of Atos’ highly qualified engineers, provides a modern space dedicated to research in quantum computing, high-performance computing, edge, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
The R&D lab will accommodate the research work conducted as part of the Atos Quantum program, launched in 2016, which aims to accelerate the development of scientific and industry-relevant quantum computing use-cases.
Supported by the Ile-de-France Region and built on Atos’ existing site at Les Clayes-sous-Bois, which employs almost 1,000 people, this lab is another milestone in Atos’ strategy to develop and globally position the historical site of Clayes-sous-Bois and the Ile-de-France Region as a strong center of technical expertise. “Atos Quantum”, Atos’ quantum computing research program and the first major quantum industry program in Europe, benefits from an investment of €5 million from the Ile-de-France Region as part of its ‘Smart Industry’ strategy, adopted in July 2017.
The inauguration ceremony saw Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-France Regional Council “I am proud to be part of this development of the industry of the future in the Ile-de-France Region. This new building and investment show that we are preparing the future right here, right now. We are committed to making the Ile-de-France Region a territory of innovation, a digital leader at the heart of the economic fabric. This new R&D lab is in line with our plans to promote the implementation and development of strategic technologies, in particular quantum computing, in the Ile-de-France Region.”