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Quantum News Briefs July 8: QuiX Quantum Lands $5.6M for Photonic Quantum Computer, Ingenii Partners with DeepScience To Tackle Climate Change with Quantum Computing, Could Quantum Batteries go a Million Miles? and MORE

By Sandra Helsel posted 08 Jul 2022

Quantum News briefs opens today with the announcement from QuiX detailing its $5.6 M seed round investment for its photonic quantum computer, followed by another partnership between Ingenii and DeepScience to together combat climate change with quantum computing. A future-looking article from NextWeb’s Neural discusses the “million mile” quantum battery based on superabsorption, and MORE.

QuiX Quantum Lands $5.6M for Photonic Quantum Computer

QuiX Quantum, a leading producer of quantum processors, has secured a €5.5 million ($5.6 million) Seed Round investment from PhotonDelta, FORWARD.one and Oost NL. The funding will take QuiX a step closer to creating the world’s most powerful photonic quantum computer. It also marks the first major investment by PhotonDelta since it secured €1.1 billion in investment to expand the Dutch photonics ecosystem.
QuiX’s processors are already the de facto standard for photonic quantum processing in the UK, France, Germany and Hungary due to its record breaking 12- and 20-qumode power. The funding follows the appointment of industry veteran Dr. Stefan Hengesbach as QuiX’s new CEO.
QuiX expects to launch a full system photonic quantum computer based on its 20 qumode processor in early 2023 and launch a new generation 50 qumode processor in 2023. Increasing the number of qumodes from 20 to 50 takes the quantum machine from the equivalent of a laptop to a supercomputer. Read complete announcement here.


How Quantum Batteries Could Lead to EVs that Go a Million Miles Between Charges

Tristan Green, columnist of Neural, is interested in the cutting-edge quantum physics version of a million-mile battery: one that can last a million miles between charges. This would effectively eliminate the need for the bulk of vehicle operators to ever charge their batteries. Even heavy-use owners could just pop into the shop for routine maintenance every couple of years to top their batteries off.
Green’s vision is better than the automotive industry’s ‘million-mile’ dream for electric vehicles. They want to build a battery capable of being recharged over and over as many times as it takes to reach a million miles without losing its ability to retain a charge.
Green admits  quantum batteries are a theoretical technology that would exploit quantum physics in order create units capable of holding massive amounts of energy and charging incredibly fast. There are numerous teams of scientists working in universities, startups, and corporate laboratories around the world to develop quantum batteries and, judging by the slate of recent research papers on the subject, the scientific community at-large seems to think we’re on the verge of a breakthrough.  Companies such as IBM and Mercedes Benz are working together to create quantum computing systems capable of simulating the molecular interactions inside of a battery.
One of the big ideas scientists are exploring on their way to developing quantum batteries involves a concept called “superabsorption.” Traditional batteries work on an intuitive principle: the bigger they are, the longer it generally takes to charge them. With superabsorption however, quantum batteries would flip the script. The more molecules you pack into a battery featuring superabbsorption, the faster it charges. That means a battery the size of a building would charge faster than one the size of a cell phone. Read Green’s complete “Neural” article here on NextWeb


Ingenii Partners with DeepScience To Tackle Climate Change with Quantum Computing

Ingenii Inc., a quantum data analytics platform, has partnered with DeepScience Ltd. to tackle climate change. DeepScience is a multi-solution company offering a quantum computing platform linking CO2 drawdown companies to funders and customers.
“Quantum computing has the potential to transform the way we model natural systems,” said Christine Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Ingenii Inc. Ingenii is a data analytics and engineering platform designed to provide quantum algorithms specific to life sciences, environmental research, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare, without the need for quantum development. The company’s platform features the ability to accelerate the adoption of quantum technologies into a business conventional technology stack. Integrating with leading quantum software and service providers Ingenii offers a comprehensive suite of quantum resources within its development environment, providing companies with a quantum-enabled data ecosystem with a simplified interface
“Addressing climate change with the necessary level of global coordination for fast progress cannot be done by thousands of disconnected companies with isolated carbon accounting and management platforms.” said Dahl Winters, Chief Executive Officer of DeepScience Ltd. “Achieving the system-wide effort needed at a global scale will require a smarter, more efficient way to calculate where and when climate solutions can be deployed by whom. Classical computing can’t cut it in terms of efficiency as we move forward with scaling out our Quantum Global Optimizer platform. Ingenii is thus a critical partner to our company’s future success.”


Quantum Generation Announces Partnership with Plato Technologies

Quantum Generation is pleased to announce an orbital and terrestrial technology partnership with Plato Technologies. The partnership allows the development of the quantum space-based infrastructure. The companies are building the quantum incentivized network and integrating the technologies in the space-based QPhone.
Integrating Plato Blockchain with Quantum Generation key distribution will ensure it is secure and anonymous. Utilizing the quantum generation repeaters and QSAT satellites, Plato Blockchain provides the fastest and most secure platform in the world.
Quantum repeaters are a vital component of quantum mesh network. The Plato and QUBIT space “nodes” can receive and transmit quantum data to and from the ground via free-space optical communications.
Plato and Quantum Generation building the viability of technologies with self-healing P2P orbiting nodes to connect quantum transmitters and receivers over great distances securely. These nodes must produce and detect pairs of entangled photons with the Quantum Generation Repeaters. They are eventually transmitting such photons for quantum cloud computing, the internet, communications, and fintech.
Quantum Generation is the Creator of Space-Based Quantum Ecosystem, QUBIT Blockchain Satellites, and Quantum Generation Quantum Mesh Network and QG (Quantum Generation) Social Community.Plato is an open intelligence repository and browser that unlocks the power of Vertical Search in a highly scalable and value driven way. The Platform is designed to provide an ultra-secure environment to consume specific real-time data intelligence across 27 Languages and through an intuitive and immersive user experience. See complete announcement here.


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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