By IQT News posted 02 Jun 2021

(GlobeNewswire) Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum-classical applications, announced it has expanded its operations by registering a legal entity in the United Kingdom (UK). The expansion will enable Zapata to work more closely with projects restricted by export control laws or driven by the UK government, such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) and the Department of Trade and Industry, as well as with local universities and enterprise customers. Zapata has existing offices in Boston and Toronto and presence in Japan.
“As both a hotbed of innovation and a nerve center of the global economy, the United Kingdom is a natural place for us to expand our presence,” said Christopher Savoie, Zapata’s CEO. “Deepening customer and partner relationships in the UK allows us to work more closely with global organizations to develop production-ready quantum applications. These solutions leverage the best in classical computing and current quantum devices and techniques for impact today—but are also built to accommodate increases in quantum device capabilities over time.”
Official presence in the UK allows Zapata to offer its Orquestra® platform to UK-based and potentially other European enterprises, government projects and universities looking to build quantum-classical software in quantum machine learning, optimization and simulation. With Orquestra, organizations don’t have to wait for quantum hardware technology to mature — they can create computational workflows leveraging today’s NISQ devices that are forward-compatible with the more powerful quantum devices of the future. Kuano.ai, a British company accelerating drug discovery by combining AI and quantum computing, will be among the first to use Orquestra in the UK.

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