Microsoft for Startups Provides Qualified Quantum Computing Startups with Access to Microsoft Technologies
(CloudBlogs.Microsoft.com) Microsoft shared in late 2018 that they are expanding collaborations to include startups that are driving the quantum industry forward. Microsoft had previously been collaborating with organizations such as Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL), and strategic research partnerships with institutions including Purdue University, UC Santa Barbara, the University of Copenhagen, TU Delft, and the University of Sydney.
Now, Microsoft announced that 1QBit, Bohr Technology, Cambridge Quantum Computing, Entropica Labs, GTN, OTI Lumionics, ProteinQure, QC Ware, Qulab, QxBranch, Riverlane Research, Solid State AI, Strangeworks, and Zapata Computing will have the ability to consult directly with Microsoft’s top researchers, scientists, and engineers working in quantum computing, along with gaining deeper access to our advanced quantum software, tools, and libraries such as the Quantum Development Kit (QDK). Their participation extends to membership in Microsoft for Startups, an exclusive program that provides qualified startups with access to Microsoft technologies, including free Azure cloud, and dedicated go-to-market resources to help them sell alongside our global sales teams and partner channel.