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AZaQus Selected by EU to Receive FET-Open Grants to Build & Operate Quantum Annealer Prototype

By IQT News posted 07 Apr 2020

(UAH.cat) The AVaQus project, coordinated by the newly created Quantum Computing Technologies group at the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), at the UAB, is one of the 49 projects selected by the European Commission to receive the FET-Open grants in the call 2019.
The project brings together European research groups and companies to overcome the limitations of current annealing devices by applying the latest developments in superconducting quantum circuits. AVaQus will build and operate a quantum annealer prototype with 5 qubits with high connectivity, tunable interactions and long coherence times.
“Over the next three years we want to develop the core technology for building next-generation devices capable of performing quantum computation and simulation tasks that might rival classical computers in the long-term”, says Dr. Pol Forn-Díaz, head of the IFAE Quantum Computing Technologies group and AVaQus project coordinator.

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