IQM Quantum Computers, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Bar-Ilan University collaborate to accelerate quantum technology research.
ESPOO, Finland, JERUSALEM and RAMAT GAN, Israel – IQM Quantum Computers, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University are initiating a quantum technology research collaboration, in which IQM provides commercial-grade quantum computing hardware components to both universities.
IQM, a pan-European leader in quantum computers, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University, which are among the world’s leading universities, announce a quantum computing collaboration agreement focused on research, knowledge sharing and quantum hardware.
The aim is to offer researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in the group led by Professor Nadav Katz within his Department of Physics and Centre for Quantum Information Sciences) and Bar-Ilan University (in the group led by Professor Michael Stern, from the Department of Physics) commercial-grade quantum computing hardware developed by IQM. The researchers of these groups will be in charge of carrying out experiments with the IQM hardware and of continuing to advance in scientific development.
This initiative also includes testing IQM’s qubit technology and conducting experiments based on its hardware. This long-term collaboration will lead to important scientific advances, various academic contributions and new innovations at the product level. All this is part of IQM’s chosen strategy of providing its customers and partners with direct access to hardware components.
“We are delighted to be working with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University, and we hope that the scientific and commercial collaboration will be fruitful in the long term. This announcement perfectly matches our strategy of providing commercial-grade quantum computing hardware to research groups around the world.”Commenting on this announcement, Dr. Juha Vartiainen, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of IQM, noted
“This project is also an important milestone in our cooperation with the world-class quantum ecosystem in Israel. As the development of quantum computers progresses, the expertise gained in Israel, for example around machine learning and quantum software, will gain in importance,”Juha added.
In the future, all participants intend to expand collaboration to build complete quantum computers for scientific and commercial purposes in Israel.
“We are excited about this new collaboration with IQM. In addition, we have already made measurements of several high-coherence IQM devices in our laboratory in Israel. This is just the beginning of a productive and fruitful joint venture”said Professor Nadav Katz, Director of HUJI’s Center for Quantum Information Sciences.
Highly coherent controlled oscillations of IQM qubits in Israel (HUJI) have been measured.
“We are proud to participate in a study that places Israel and its universities at the forefront of the global effort to develop quantum computers. It is a long road, but I believe that in Bar-Ilan, together with our partners at the Hebrew University, we will achieve revolutionary results,”said Professor Michael Stern.
About IQM Quantum Computers:
IQM is the pan-European leader in the construction of quantum computers.
IQM provides on-site quantum computers for supercomputing data centers and research laboratories and provides full access to their hardware. For industrial customers, IQM offers quantum advantages through a unique application-specific co-design approach.
IQM is working on building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and a consortium led by IQM (Q-Exa) is tasked with building Germany’s quantum computer that will be integrated into an HPC supercomputer to create an accelerator for future scientific research. IQM employs more than 160 people and has offices in Paris, Bilbao, Munich, and Espoo.
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