(Nature.com) At the start of this year, according to an analysis by Nature, private investors had funded at least 52 quantum-technology companies globally since 2012 — many of them spin-outs from university departments. (Academics have founded many more start-ups that have yet to close deals.) Although the value of some of the cash infusions remains…..

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(Tech-Republic) D-Wave Systems recently announced their fifth-generation, 5,000-qubit system. The new quantum computer, named Advantage, will be made available for on-premise deployments and in D-Wave’s Leap cloud service in mid-2020. The Advantage design incorporates D-Wave’s new Pegasus topology, which was announced in February. The new topology design provides higher connectivity, influencing how problems are solved……

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(EurekaAlert) For several years, the electron spin of individual electrons in a quantum dot has been identified as an ideal candidate for the smallest information unit in a quantum computer, otherwise known as a qubit. Now, scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Basel, and Lancaster have developed an algorithm that can help to automate this…..

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(Automation) Sectigo, a commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, has created a broad set of 15 educational resources for security industry professionals in the form of a whitepaper, podcast episodes and transcriptions, and articles to help enterprises prepare for the implications of quantum computing. The world’s Public…..

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(PopSci) Recruiters are already looking for people with specialist knowledge in quantum computing. Popular Science provide five reasons readers may want to join the quantum technology talent pool: 1. It’s the future for tech giants like IBM & Google; 2. It pays. 3. New tech means new jobs. 4. Demand is on the rise. 5……

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(Phys.org) Today’s energy-hungry global society is struggling with how to mitigate the effects of man-made climate change. Addressing this challenge from a technological standpoint is therefore likely to require the maturation of bold new physical concepts that can be fast-tracked technologically. An international scientific team from the CNRS, the University of Strasbourg and University of…..

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(TechWireAsia) Business leaders have started discussing quantum computing because of the various benefits it could bring to the world as the volume of data grows. Recently, as a media story claimed that Google, in the course of its work with NASA, had achieved ‘quantum supremacy’, the conversation became even more interesting. According to researchers, quantum…..

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(IQTEurope2019) IQT Europe is fast approaching October 29-30 at the The Hague in the Louwman Museum. Your IQT Newsletter has launched a daily series profiling speakers and their companies. Next in our series is Sylwia Kostka, Programme Coordinator, QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies who will present “European Quantum Technology Policies” 2:30 PM October 29……

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(KoreaHerald) Samsung Next has invested in a quantum computing startup spun off from a Harvard institution, in a move seen as the conglomerate’s preparations for next-generation computing, according to the industry on Wednesday. The startup investment arm of Samsung Electronics said on its blog that it has invested $2.7 million in Aliro Technologies with a…..

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(SimonFraserU) British Columbia’s provincial government will invest $17 million over the next five years to establish a new Quantum Algorithms Institute at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus. The institute, one of the first facilities of its kind, will focus on building quantum computing software and algorithms. The institute will help SFU collaborate with research universities…..

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