(SiliconRepublic) Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez was inspired to become a quantum physics researcher after working in industry, and is now looking to inspire others. NOTE: Dr. Venegas-Gomez will speak at the upcoming IQT Europe event October 30. IQT News will profile her presentation on the “Jobs and Education Panel” soon in this space.
Dr Araceli Venegas-Gomez spent several years working for Airbus in Germany as an aerospace engineer, before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She decided to follow her passion and moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in quantum physics at the University of Strathclyde.
Venegas-Gomez identified the need to bridge the gap between businesses and academia, and raise awareness of quantum research among the general public. To create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community and generate global opportunities with quantum technologies, she founded her own company called Qureca.
Qureca offers professional services, business development and an online platform for training and recruitment within quantum technologies. It is part of the EU Quantum Flagship programme, which was launched in 2018 to kick-start a competitive European industry in quantum technologies.