Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes six new partners highlighting quantum technology solutions, from Chicago and beyond

Newswise – The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), a growing intellectual hub for quantum technology research and development, has added several new business partners: State Farm, QuEra Computing Inc., PsiQuantum, qBraid, and QuantCAD LLC. Additionally, Le Lab Quantique (LLQ), a Paris-based think tank, will join as a non-profit partner.

By joining the more than 30 businesses and nonprofits participating in the CQE community, these organizations are developing the potential of quantum technology to address critical social problems as members of an emerging global ecosystem.

Together, the institutions and partners of the Chicago Quantum Exchange advance the science and engineering needed to build and scale quantum technologies and develop practical applications.

“These new partners bring a wealth of knowledge and talent to the CQE community that will help us continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with quantum technology,” said David Awschalom, professor of molecular and physical engineering for the Liew family at Liew. University of Chicago, senior scientist at Argonne, director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange and director of Q-NEXT, a quantum information science center in the Department of Energy. “The work we do together will be essential to shaping quantum innovation around the world.”

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize numerous fields where complex computations are a necessity. As the national insurance industry leader based in Illinois for 100 years, State Farm has developed a quantum team within its innovation arm, called Labs @ State Farm. The team is currently exploring the feasibility and readiness of potential quantum computing solutions to better meet customer needs now and in the future.

Startup company QuEra Computing Inc. manufactures quantum computers based on programmable neutral atom arrays. As a full-stack quantum computing provider, QuEra is developing hardware and software with the goal of providing both short and long-term useful quantum computing. Its first device will be deployed in the cloud for general users via the Amazon Braket quantum computing service this year.

“We are very excited to partner with CQE to work together to strengthen the quantum ecosystem,” said Alex Keesling, CEO of QuEra. “The road to useful quantum computing will require strengthening relationships and forming new partnerships between end users, hardware, software and application vendors, researchers and policy makers. CQE’s work to create the right conditions for these partnerships to form and thrive is exceptional and we at QuEra look forward to joining forces with CQE and its members. “

Another new partner, PsiQuantum, is building a utility-scale quantum computer with error correction to deliver quantum capabilities that will drive advances in climate, healthcare, energy, finance and beyond. PsiQuantum focuses on the large-scale infrastructure challenges associated with building a machine with a million qubits or more and uses its silicon photonics-based architecture to produce quantum chips in the production line of a world-leading semiconductor foundry.

As quantum computers become more complex, quantum programming must become more accessible. Chicago-based qBraid is a quantum computing platform that provides everything needed to develop quantum software. The cloud environment platform allows users to write quantum code and aims to be compatible on all hardware and interoperable with all quantum algorithm development tools.

“We are honored and excited to join the Chicago Quantum Exchange,” said Kanav Setia, co-founder and CEO of qBraid. “CQE has emerged as a major hub in the United States for the quantum industry and academia. We look forward to all the extraordinary benefits and programming of CQE and we hope to contribute to the community as much as possible. “

QuantCAD, also with an office in Chicago, offers classic modeling software that accurately predicts the noise sensitivity of quantum devices. By identifying the microscopic origins of noise, interruptions in a quantum signal, the software accelerates the development of quantum technologies, with the goal of saving researchers and engineers time and money while improving device performance.

Previously, both qBraid and QuantCAD were part of the CQE community as members of the inaugural cohort of the Duality quantum boot accelerator. The accelerator announced its second cohort earlier this summer.

By joining CQE’s current US-based nonprofit partners, Le Lab Quantique (LLQ) is a France-based think tank that will support international collaboration and connection essential to advances in quantum computing. LLQ promotes quantum technologies and establishes relationships between academia, industry and finance in the quantum field around the world. They also recently attended a quantum exploration seminar at UChicago Center in Paris with other members of the CQE and the international quantum community.

About the Chicago Quantum Exchange:

The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) is an intellectual hub for advancing quantum information science and engineering among the CQE community, throughout the Midwest and around the world. A catalyst for research activity among its members and partner organizations, CQE is based at the University of Chicago and is anchored by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University.

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