(QuantumU.Chicago) The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has awarded $150,000 from its George Shultz Innovation Fund to Super.tech, a company that is “supercharging” near-term quantum computers to solve commercially useful problems.
The team, led by Pranav Gokhale – a doctoral candidate in quantum computer architecture at UChicago – is architecting a technology stack that makes software explicitly aware of the underlying quantum hardware. Their work enables useful speedups with qubits, matching hardware expected in the next five years.
“Discussions with the Innovation Fund leadership and associates helped us clarify our core strategy and business model. We also benefited from the training and support on crafting a pitch deck, which will help us in conversations with future investors as well,” said Gokhale.