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IonQ and South Korea’s Q Center Announce Three-Year Quantum Alliance

By IQT News posted 08 Feb 2021

(PRNewsWire) IonQ recently announced a three-year alliance with South Korea’s Quantum Information Research Support Center, or Q Center. The Q Center is an independent organization at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) focused on the creation of a rich research ecosystem in the field of quantum information science. The partnership will make IonQ’s trapped-ion quantum computers available for research and teaching across South Korea.
Researchers and students across South Korea will be able to immediately start running jobs on IonQ’s quantum computers. This partnership will enable researchers, scientists, and students to learn, develop, and deploy quantum applications on one of the world’s leading quantum systems.
“I am proud to see IonQ enter this alliance with Q Center,” said Peter Chapman, CEO & President of IonQ. “IonQ’s hardware will serve as the backbone for quantum research. Our technology will play a critical role not only in the advancement of quantum, but also in fostering the next generation of quantum researchers and developers in South Korea.”
“Our mission is to cultivate and promote the advancement of quantum information research in South Korea,” said SKKU Professor of SAINT (SKKU Advanced Institute of NanoTechnology), Yonuk Chong. “We believe IonQ has the most advanced quantum technology available, and through our partnership, we will be able to make tremendous strides in the advancement of the industry.”
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) is a leading research university located in Seoul, South Korea. SKKU is known around the world for the quality of its research and invests heavily in research and development. SKKU has more than 600 years of history as a leading educational institution.

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