Collaboration between IQM Quantum Computers, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University to accelerate quantum technology research

By Sandra Helsel posted 08 Apr 2022

(BusinessWire) IQM Quantum Computers, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have started a research cooperation on quantum technologies, with IQM providing commercial-grade quantum-computing hardware components to both universities.  IQT-News summarizes below.
The purpose of the cooperation is to provide the researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in the group led by Professor Nadav Katz within its Physics Department and Quantum Information Science Center) and Bar-Ilan University (in the group led by Professor Michael Stern, of the Department of Physics) commercial-grade quantum-computing hardware developed by IQM. Researchers in these groups will conduct experiments using the IQM hardware and further advance scientific development.
The initiative also includes testing IQM’s qubit technology and conducting experiments based on its hardware. This long-term cooperation will result in significant scientific breakthroughs, several academic contributions and new product innovations. This is in line with IQM’s chosen strategy of providing its customers and partners direct access to hardware components.
Speaking about this announcement, Dr. Juha Vartiainen, COO and cofounder of IQM, said, “We are very happy to be working with both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University and look forward to a fruitful, long-term scientific and commercial cooperation.”
In the future, all parties also aim to extend the collaboration toward building full-stack quantum computers for scientific and commercial purposes in Israel.  Related in IQT News: Israel national security project developing quantum computer for ‘quantum independence’

IQM provides on-premises quantum computers for supercomputing data centers and research labs and offers full access to its hardware. For industrial customers, IQM delivers a quantum advantage through a unique, application-specific, co-design approach. IQM is building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and an IQM-led consortium (Q-Exa) is building Germany’s quantum computer, which will be integrated into an HPC supercomputer to create an accelerator for future scientific research. IQM has over 160 employees with offices in Paris, Bilbao, Munich and Espoo.

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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