By IQT News posted 04 Oct 2021

(GENCI) The development and the use of quantum technologies are a major growing challenge at national, European and international levels. In this context, GENCI (Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif) is contributing to the adoption of quantum technologies to help France achieving the objective set by the President of the Republic on 21 January 2021 when announcing the French National Quantum Plan: “to place France in the first circle of countries that master quantum technologies”.
Created by the French government in 2007, GENCI is a large-scale Research Infrastructure, public operator organization that aims to democratize the use of digital simulation through high-performance computing combined with artificial intelligence, to support French scientific and industrial competitiveness.
Engaged with CEAInriaCNRS and the CPU as part of the “national strategy on quantum technologies” to host and make available in France the first European infrastructure coupling supercomputers and various quantum acceleration devices, GENCI has also committed itself within a tailored programme called PAck Quantique (PAQ) with the Île de France Region and Le Lab Quantique to promote synergies between industrials, start-ups and academic consortia and ease adoption of this major technological breakthrough.
In line of this dynamic, GENCI is pleased to announce its support as a sponsor and co-organiser of the BIG Quantum Hackathon organised by QuantX.  This commitment was made possible by a shared conviction: the success of quantum technologies will depend on scientific excellence as much as on entrepreneurship. 
This support strengthens the partnership between GENCI and Le Lab Quantique, as well as other stakeholders, aiming to future collaborations and projects, fostering the development of the quantum ecosystem in France, to possibly lead to the development of industrial programmes on concrete use cases.

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