Capgemini launches a dedicated Quantum Lab and announces a new agreement with IBM to advance industry applications of quantum computing

By IQT News posted 25 Jan 2022

(GlobeNewsWire) Capgemini announced today it has set up a dedicated Lab and team of quantum technology experts from across the globe, to develop capabilities and coordinate research facilities aimed at the advancement of quantum technologies and exploration of their potential. In addition to Capgemini’s work to explore Quantum Communications and Quantum Sensing, the initiative also includes a collaboration with IBM to help clients build and maximize their engagements in the areas of Quantum Computing.
Capgemini’s Quantum Lab (Q-Lab) comprises quantum technology experts and highly-specialist facilities in the United Kingdom, Portugal and India, to harness the potential of quantum technologies. Capgemini’s Q-Lab will coordinate research programs to develop business-driven client propositions for sectors most likely to benefit from quantum technologies in the medium future – life sciences, financial services, automotive and aerospace. It will also drive early experiments with clients in their quantum journeys and accelerate the building of in-house skills and capabilities.
This initiative leverages the experience of specialist technical teams within the Capgemini stable who have already built scientific and technology capabilities in quantum, through early experimentation and incubation with clients.
In addition, Capgemini has signed an agreement with IBM to become an IBM Quantum Hub providing its clients access to IBM’s quantum computing systems, including IBM’s recently announced 127 qubit processor, ‘Eagle’, as well as to IBM’s quantum expertise and Qiskit, IBM’s open-source quantum information software development kit. By working with IBM, Capgemini joins more than 170 IBM Quantum Network members, including ‎Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, academic institutions and research labs, all working to advance ‎quantum computing and explore practical applications. Together, IBM Quantum team and clients are researching and exploring how quantum computing will help a ‎variety of industries and disciplines, including finance, energy, chemistry, materials science, ‎optimization and machine learning, among many others. Through this agreement, Capgemini will make it easier for clients to access IBM’s licensed technology and provide them with professional services for end-to-end implementation. It is intended to ultimately demonstrate, with prototypes and proofs of concepts, the potential value of leveraging quantum technologies to tackle previously intractable business problems for clients, working towards the implementation of quantum computing use cases.
“Quantum technology will disrupt the way we compute, sense, and communicate, and will create new industries and business models along the way. The launch of our Q-lab tangibly demonstrates our ambition to bring to our clients the most innovative, breakthrough solutions, and to invest in capabilities early on so we can become the leading quantum systems integrator,” said Pascal Brier, Chief Innovation Officer at Capgemini and member of the Group Executive Committee. “Our collaboration with IBM will enable us to explore the vast potential of quantum computing, bringing to our clients the top capabilities and skills available in the market today and tomorrow.”

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