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Event Series Plenary Talks

The Second Quantum Revolution – An Interview with Pr. Alain Aspect

The Second Quantum Revolution – An Interview with Pr. Alain Aspect

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Pr. Alain Aspect, Nobel Laureate, Professor, Institut d’Optique, Université Paris-Saclay Dr. Iordanis Kerenidis, SVP, Quantum Algorithms, QC Ware Corp.  

Event Series Plenary Talks

Quantum Technologies for Aerospace: Preparing for the Quantum Era

Quantum Technologies for Aerospace: Preparing for the Quantum Era

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Quantum technologies are expected to create a massive paradigm shift in the way aircraft are built and flown. Airbus is an early adopter of quantum technologies to enhance the performance […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Isabell Gradert

Isabell Gradert

VP Central Research & Technology Airbus

Bridging the Gap Between High-Performance Classical & Quantum Computing

Bridging the Gap Between High-Performance Classical & Quantum Computing

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In this talk, we introduce the full-stack architecture necessary for quantum advantage. By embedding fast scalable feedback and powerful classical resources in our control stacks we facilitate the next milestones […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Eric Kievit

Eric Kievit

Chief Operating Officer Qblox

Harnessing Quantum Potential: The Critical Role of Software in the Quantum Utility Era

Harnessing Quantum Potential: The Critical Role of Software in the Quantum Utility Era

The transition to the quantum utility era is more than just a hardware story; it's a narrative deeply rooted in software innovation. Join us as we explore Classiq’s pivotal role […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Simon Fried

Simon Fried

VP of Business Development & Marketing Classiq

Start-Up Pitch Sessions

Start-Up Pitch Sessions

Save the date of our Q2B23 Paris Startup Pitch Session! We’re excited to bring together some of the most innovative and promising new quantum computing businesses in Europe. Our aim […]

Quantum Information Science at the US Air Force Research Laboratory

Quantum Information Science at the US Air Force Research Laboratory

This talk will cover the development of quantum technology at the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the areas timing, sensing, networking and computing. AFRL’s role in the international […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Dr. Michael Hayduk

Dr. Michael Hayduk

Deputy Director, Information Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory

Tangible Quantum Computing Benefits, Now: Amplify Quantum Production Performance

Tangible Quantum Computing Benefits, Now: Amplify Quantum Production Performance

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We are going to discuss our technology, the tangible computing benefits that we already deliver to our partners, and how we help them stand out from their competition. Dr. Boris […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Dr. Boris Albrecht

Dr. Boris Albrecht

Quantum Hardware Engineer Pasqal

Building a Scalable and Dynamic Quantum Network: Use Cases, Challenges and Solutions

Building a Scalable and Dynamic Quantum Network: Use Cases, Challenges and Solutions

This talk first will discuss achievements of UK Quantum Communications Hub on building a scalable and dynamic quantum secure network. It will also discuss requirements and challenges for a quantum […]

Quantum-Centric Data-Driven R&D (QDDRD) – Capgemini’s Quantum Lab

Quantum-Centric Data-Driven R&D (QDDRD) – Capgemini’s Quantum Lab

Capgemini’s Quantum Lab’s QDDRD is a novel end-to-end concept for quantum chemistry and material science. Machine learning is already beneficial in R&D; however, it often fails to address applications that […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Julian van Velzen

Julian van Velzen

Head of Capgemini's Quantum Lab Capgemini

Quantum Cognition: From Inception to First Quantum Implementation

Quantum Cognition: From Inception to First Quantum Implementation

Human behavior sometimes evades the rules of classical logic and probability. Since the 1990s, cognitive science researchers have developed alternative models based on quantum probability, which successfully capture non-commutative order-effects […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Dominic Widdows

Dominic Widdows

Senior Staff Scientist IonQ

Quantum Application Development – NQCC Quantum Software Lab

Quantum Application Development – NQCC Quantum Software Lab

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Elham Kashefi, NQCC Chief Scientist, UoE Professor of Quantum Computing and CNRS Director of Research, NQCC, University of Edinburgh, CNRS Sorbonne Universite

Featured Speaker(s):
Elham Kashefi

Elham Kashefi

NQCC Chief Scientist, UoE Professor of Quantum Computing and CNRS Director of Research NQCC, University of Edinburgh, CNRS Sorbonne Universite

Single Photon Detection at 1550nm and Room-Temperature: Technology Options and Commercial Considerations

Single Photon Detection at 1550nm and Room-Temperature: Technology Options and Commercial Considerations

The global market for photodetectors in the Commercial communications equipment was ~$24B in 2022 and is projected to reach ~$36B in 2027. In comparative terms, the current global market for […]

Decoding Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computers

Decoding Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computers

Quantum computers require fast decoding of syndrome data produced by quantum error codes. I will overview what the decoding requirements are, the scope for parallelization, and Riverlane’s progress so far. […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell

Head of Architecture Riverlane

Financing the Scale-Up of Quantum Technology in the EU

Financing the Scale-Up of Quantum Technology in the EU

I will introduce the European Investment Bank, its key lending instruments for innovative projects, advisory support provided to Quantum projects to help them access finance, key outcome of a recent […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Catherine Bender

Catherine Bender

Head of Unit, Digital & Space Innovation Finance Advisory European Investment Bank
Event Series Plenary Talks

The Boehringer-Ingelheim Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of Quantum Computing in Life Science

The Boehringer-Ingelheim Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of Quantum Computing in Life Science

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This presentation will cover Boehringer-Ingelheim’s thesis on quantum computing, our program composition, partners, and work completed so far. We will also discuss the potential applications of quantum computing in drug […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Clemens Utschig-Utschig

Clemens Utschig-Utschig

Head of IT Technology Strategy & CTO Boehringer-Ingelheim
Event Series Plenary Talks

Challenges and Opportunities for the Deployment of Quantum Communication Networks

Challenges and Opportunities for the Deployment of Quantum Communication Networks

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We discuss the present efforts, critical technologies and challenges ahead aiming at the deployment of quantum communication networks at their various stages of development and with both terrestrial and satellite […]

French Quantum Initiatives Highlights

French Quantum Initiatives Highlights

Frederic Barbaresco, Quantum Algorithms Segment Leader, Thales Group Neil Abroug, Head of the French National Quantum Strategy, Secrétariat général pour l'investissement Fabien Collangettes, Partner, OMNES Capital Anne-Lise Guilmin, Quantum calculation […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Anne-Lise Guilmin

Anne-Lise Guilmin

Quantum Computing Consultant Eviden, an Atos Group business
Frédéric Barbaresco

Frédéric Barbaresco

Quantum Algorithms Segment Leader Thales
Neil Abroug

Neil Abroug

Head of the French National Quantum Strategy Secretary General for Investments
Nicolas Treps

Nicolas Treps

Professor Sorbonne Université
Fabien Collangettes

Fabien Collangettes

Partner OMNES Capital

Quantum Computing in the HPC Center – Panel

Quantum Computing in the HPC Center – Panel

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Speakers Jan Goetz, CEO & Co Founder, IQM Sebastian Hassinger, Business Development, AWS Quantum Debbie Berebichez, CEO, Solve for You Eric Eppe, ATOS Hanhee Paik, Senior Research Scientist and Quantum […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Eric Eppe

Eric Eppe

Group VP – Portfolio & Strategy – HPC/AI/QUANTUM EVIDEN (an Atos Business)
Hanhee Paik

Hanhee Paik

Senior Research Scientist and Quantum Ecosystem Development IBM Quantum
Sebastian Hassinger

Sebastian Hassinger

Principal Specialist, GTM AWS

Quantum Usage in Financial Services – Panel

Quantum Usage in Financial Services – Panel

Ricardo García Gutiérrez, Quantum Computing Developer, Moody’s Analytics Christophe Michel, Head of Global Market Division Quantitative Research, Credit Agricole CIB Joe Ghalbouni, Applied Quantum Researcher, Tech Innovation, Point72 Yuval Boger, […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Ricardo García Gutiérrez

Ricardo García Gutiérrez

Quantum Computing Developer Moody’s Analytics
Christophe Michel

Christophe Michel

Head of Global Market Quantitative Research Crédit Agricole CIB

Quantum Applications Lab/Rabobank Case Study: Quantum Portfolio Optimisation

Quantum Applications Lab/Rabobank Case Study: Quantum Portfolio Optimisation

In portfolio optimization, the efficient frontier is important, giving the portfolios that maximise multiple objectives. Multi-objective optimization is getting more important, where not only classical return and risk are key, […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Mischa Vos

Mischa Vos

Head QuantumLab & Lead Product Innovation Rabobank

Quantum Usage in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Panel

Quantum Usage in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Panel

Jens Kieckbusch, Associate Director, Emerging Innovations, AstraZeneca Gopal Karemore, Director, Digital & Research Intelligence, Novo Nordisk Sarfraz Nawaz, Associate Director, Digital & Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Clemens Utschig-Utschig, CTO, Boehringer-Ingelheim […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Clemens Utschig-Utschig

Clemens Utschig-Utschig

Head of IT Technology Strategy & CTO Boehringer-Ingelheim
Gopal Karemore

Gopal Karemore

Director, Digital & Research Intelligence R&ED, Novo Nordisk A/S
Jens Kieckbusch

Jens Kieckbusch

Associate Director, Emerging Innovations AstraZeneca
Xavier Cimino

Xavier Cimino

Partner, Lead QuantumBlack McKinsey & Company

Investing in Quantum Computing – Panel

Investing in Quantum Computing – Panel

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Olivier Tonneau, Partner, Quantonation Nardo Manaloto, Managing Partner, Qubits Ventures Fund Matieu Costes, Partner EMEA Region & Operating Partner, Airbus Ventures David Shaw, Chief Analyst, GQI

Exploring Quantum Inspired Optimization for the Vehicle Routing Problem

Exploring Quantum Inspired Optimization for the Vehicle Routing Problem

Gate-Based Quantum Computers and Quantum Annealers have the potential to find better solutions faster than current solvers. The first step in moving towards this potential is to identify relevant business […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Astrid Kyhl

Astrid Kyhl

Senior Director, Head of Advanced Analytics TDC Net
Casper Guldager

Casper Guldager

Senior Manager Value Mining KPMG
Troels Steenstrup

Troels Steenstrup

Director, Head of Machine Learning and Quantum Technologies KPMG

Magnifying the Impact of Europe’s Quantum Industry on the Global Stage

Magnifying the Impact of Europe’s Quantum Industry on the Global Stage

Quantum technologies represent a new frontier of economic growth. Over 7 billion euros in public funding has been allocated in Europe to accelerate the development of a strong quantum industry. […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Laure Le Bars

Laure Le Bars

"Research project Director, SAP & President, QuiC SAP & QuIC

Catalyzing Research into Investable Ventures: QDNL Participations and the Slow Rise of Specialized Investment Firms

Catalyzing Research into Investable Ventures: QDNL Participations and the Slow Rise of Specialized Investment Firms

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Europe is at the table (but only just). We need a derisking bridge between technical founders and non-technical venture capital. An in-depth analyses with proprietary data on the global quantum […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Freeke Heijman

Freeke Heijman

Co-founder and Director Ecosystems Development Quantum Delta NL

Field Demonstrations of QKD in Financial and Utilities Sector Infrastructures

Field Demonstrations of QKD in Financial and Utilities Sector Infrastructures

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) offers a mitigation pathway to the data security threat from quantum computing by enabling quantum-safe communication. This talk discusses a recent field demonstration of Danish QKD […]

Quantum in the Energy Sector – Panel

Quantum in the Energy Sector – Panel

Emma Wong, Nuclear Technology and Innovation Advisor, OECD – Nuclear Energy Agency Marko Rančić, Head of Quantum Computing, TotalEnergies Marcin Dukalski, Sr Scientist/Quantum Applications in Upstream R&D Lead, Aramco Research […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Emma Wong

Emma Wong

Nuclear Technology and Innovation Advisor OECD - Nuclear Energy Agency
Marko Rančić

Marko Rančić

Head of quantum computing TotalEnergies
Marcin Dukalski

Marcin Dukalski

Senior Researcher/Quantum Technologies Team Lead Aramco Europe

Quantum Algorithms applied to Satellite Mission Planning

Quantum Algorithms applied to Satellite Mission Planning

David Sadek, VP, Research, Technology & Innovation – AI, Algorithms and Quantum Computing, Thales Group Karan Pinto, Director of Growth, Terra Quantum Frédéric Barbaresco, Quantum Algorithms Segment Leader, Thales Group

Featured Speaker(s):
Frédéric Barbaresco

Frédéric Barbaresco

Quantum Algorithms Segment Leader Thales

Accelerating Business Impact with a Problem-Centered Platform for Quantum Computing

Accelerating Business Impact with a Problem-Centered Platform for Quantum Computing

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In this talk, we’ll explore the pivotal role of problem life cycle management in the successful transition of quantum experiments and proof-of-concepts to real-world business solutions. Within the context of […]

Update on QSTAR Introductions – Create Industries & Businesses with Quantum Technology

Update on QSTAR Introductions – Create Industries & Businesses with Quantum Technology

Q-STAR was established in Japan in September 2021 with the aim of creating new industries and business opportunities based on quantum technology. On Jan 31, 2023, Q-STAR signed a Memorandum […]

Quantum in Materials and Chemicals – Panel

Quantum in Materials and Chemicals – Panel

Yianni Gamvros, SVP, Marketing & Sales, QC Ware Daniel Volz, CEO, Kipu Quantum GmbH Matt Langione, Partner, BCG Christian Gogolin, Head of High Performance & Quantum Computing, Covestro

Problem Formulation and Project Valuation for Quantum Computing Projects (A QUTAC Perspective)

Problem Formulation and Project Valuation for Quantum Computing Projects (A QUTAC Perspective)

The consultancy project aimed to explore Quantum Computing (QC), the requirement elicitation and financial implications of its rapid evolution in businesses pursuing this technology as it becomes more mature. The […]

Ecosystem of the Future: Quantum Technologies Market Outlook for 2023

Ecosystem of the Future: Quantum Technologies Market Outlook for 2023

New technological breakthroughs, increasing investment flows, start-up proliferation, and promises of capable quantum systems by 2030 signal that it is time for business leaders to begin planning their quantum-computing strategies. […]

Data-Driven Reactivity Prediction of Targeted Covalent Inhibitors Using Computed Quantum Features for Drug Discovery

Data-Driven Reactivity Prediction of Targeted Covalent Inhibitors Using Computed Quantum Features for Drug Discovery

A central challenge in the design of targeted covalent drugs is predicting the reactivity of the reactive warhead, which is critical to balancing properties such as potency and selectivity. However, […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Sam Genway

Sam Genway

Chief Quantum Scientist Capgemini

A Path Towards Useful Quantum Computing Using Application – and Hardware – Specific Algorithms

A Path Towards Useful Quantum Computing Using Application – and Hardware – Specific Algorithms

With its novel algorithmic compression method , Kipu Quantum has the unique ability to solve larger problems than competing algorithmic approaches on the same quantum computing hardware. This enables Kipu's […]

Quantum Industry – the Current Status and the Future Direction

Quantum Industry – the Current Status and the Future Direction

Leigh Lapworth, Fellow, Rolls-Royce PLC Sebastian Luber, Senior Director - Technology and Innovation, Infineon Hanhee Paik, Senior Research Scientist and Quantum Ecosystem Development, IBM Quantum

Featured Speaker(s):
Sebastian Luber

Sebastian Luber

Senior Director Technology & Innovation Infineon
Hanhee Paik

Hanhee Paik

Senior Research Scientist and Quantum Ecosystem Development IBM Quantum

Tackling Optimization Challenges Through Quantum-inspired Computing

Tackling Optimization Challenges Through Quantum-inspired Computing

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Introduce Toshiba’s SQBM+ technology, a quantum-inspired computing solution designed to tackle large scale optimization problems. Demonstrate real-world test case results in finance, pharmaceutical, and AI optimization. Izumi Yasuichiro, Expert, Toshiba […]

Characterizing the Performance of Quantum Generative Modeling: A Collaboration of the German Industry Consortium QUTAC

Characterizing the Performance of Quantum Generative Modeling: A Collaboration of the German Industry Consortium QUTAC

QUTAC is an industry consortium comprising 13 of the leading German companies. In this talk, we explain how cross-company collaboration through QUTAC leads to research results at the example of […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Johannes Klepsch

Johannes Klepsch

Product Owner Emerging Technologies BMW Group

Quantum Energy Initiative, and the Beginning of an Interdisciplinary Research Line on the Energetics of Quantum Technologies

Quantum Energy Initiative, and the Beginning of an Interdisciplinary Research Line on the Energetics of Quantum Technologies

The Quantum Energy Initiative goals are to create a trans-disciplinary research line and an international community to investigate, optimize and benchmark the energetic footprint of quantum technologies and particularly quantum […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Olivier Ezratty

Olivier Ezratty

Freelance Quantum Technologies Author

Harnessing the Power of Quantum, High-Performance, and Cloud Computing for Next-Generation Applications

Harnessing the Power of Quantum, High-Performance, and Cloud Computing for Next-Generation Applications

The HPC landscape is larger, more complex, and more interconnected than ever before. With both cloud HPC and quantum computing entering as disruptors, users face many challenges from managing infrastructure […]

Bringing Quantum Tech from the Lab into the World: Learnings from One of Europe’s First Quantum Incubation Programs.

Bringing Quantum Tech from the Lab into the World: Learnings from One of Europe’s First Quantum Incubation Programs.

What does it take to support scientists in creating quantum tech start-ups? We’ll take a short deep dive into Munich’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for quantum tech start-ups and cover the key […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Christopher Trummer

Christopher Trummer

Managing Director, Venture Lab Quantum TUM Venture Labs

Event Series Plenary Talks

The French Quantum Strategy Thanks to the France 2030 Investment Plan

The French Quantum Strategy Thanks to the France 2030 Investment Plan

Keynote Room

Bruno Bonnell, Secretary General for Investment in charge of the France 2030 plan, Prime Minister Office

Featured Speaker(s):
Bruno Bonnell

Bruno Bonnell

Secretary General for Investment in charge of the France 2030 plan French General Secretariat for Investment, in charge of France 2030
Event Series Plenary Talks

Applications with Neutral Atom Quantum Computing Today

Applications with Neutral Atom Quantum Computing Today

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Pasqal is building quantum computers based on neutral atoms, with a modular design allowing for more stable and easier to maintain devices. With partners in its ecosystem, Pasqal develops industry-relevant […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Louis-Paul Henry

Louis-Paul Henry

Head of the Hamiltonian Department Pasqal
Event Series Plenary Talks

Corporate Finance Advisory – to support Quantum investments in Europe

Corporate Finance Advisory – to support Quantum investments in Europe

Keynote Room

The European Investment Bank’s Corporate Finance Advisory (CFA) team provides innovative EU companies with FREE financial advice on the bankability and financing of their business plans and can act as […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Catherine Bender

Catherine Bender

Head of Unit, Digital & Space Innovation Finance Advisory European Investment Bank
Event Series Start Up Track

Start Up Pitch Sessions

Start Up Pitch Sessions

Keynote Room

Jannes Stubbemann, CEO, aqora Shahida Imani, CEO & Co founder, Singular Photonics Ltd. Anna Beata Kalisz Hedegaard, CEO & Founder, QuantumPrime Brigitte Leridon, CEO PioniQ & CNRS Researcher, PioniQ Roland […]

Event Series Sensing

Real-Time Magnetic Field Measurement in the milli-Kelvin Domain

Real-Time Magnetic Field Measurement in the milli-Kelvin Domain

Track 3

In super-conducting quantum compute systems, low level (μT) magnetic fields can contribute to decoherence, fields that are not always successfully managed by shielding.  Ideally it would help to directly measure […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Chief Commercial Officer Paragraf
Event Series Case Studies

Quantum Quest to Enhance AI for Aerospace Data Analysis

Quantum Quest to Enhance AI for Aerospace Data Analysis

Track 1

Aerospace is an industry characterised by vast amounts of data, often requiring rapid analysis to accurately predict any abnormal behavior. This talk will delve into quantum-enhanced anomaly detection, employing various […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Akshat Tandon

Akshat Tandon

AI Researcher, Central R&T Airbus
Event Series Sensing

Impact of Quantum Sensors on Earth Observation from Space

Impact of Quantum Sensors on Earth Observation from Space

Track 3

Quantum sensors have a broad range of applications in aerospace and are a promising technology, in particular when deployed in space. Cold atom interferometry can enhance the gravity field monitoring […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Dr. Jasper Simon Krauser

Dr. Jasper Simon Krauser

Quantum Technology Central Coordinator Airbus
Event Series Case Studies

Applicability of Quantum Machine Learning to Predict Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloys in 3D-Printing

Applicability of Quantum Machine Learning to Predict Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloys in 3D-Printing

Track 3

Machine Learning can be used to model the process-property relation in 3D printing to predict the resulting materials properties. However, limited amounts of training data pose a challenge for Machine […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Florian Funcke

Florian Funcke

Materials Engineer BMW Group
Event Series Case Studies

When Quantum Clocks and Sensors Enter a Cosmic Dance with Space Technologies…

When Quantum Clocks and Sensors Enter a Cosmic Dance with Space Technologies…

Track 3

Quantum technologies will reshape how we deal with information, throughout the whole chain: acquiring, transmitting, and processing, and space technologies are well positioned both to benefit from and to support […]

Event Series Case Studies

Quantum Kernels for Health Sciences Data: Reproducibility and Variability Challenge – a look at outliers

Quantum Kernels for Health Sciences Data: Reproducibility and Variability Challenge – a look at outliers

Track 1

In this presentation, we delve into the use of quantum kernels for data analysis in the health sciences. We address the critical issue of reproducibility inherent in quantum kernels and […]

Featured Speaker(s):
Zoran Krunic

Zoran Krunic

Sr. Manager Data Science Amgen
Event Series Case Studies

Towards Quantum Utility for NMR Quantum Simulation on a NISQ Computer

Towards Quantum Utility for NMR Quantum Simulation on a NISQ Computer

Track 3

We present our latest results towards quantum utility for nuclear magnetic resonance quantum simulations on a noisy intermediate-scale quantum computers. Clément Javerzac-Galy, Co founder at MatterDecoder / Professor at FHNW

Event Series Start Up Track

VC Panel

VC Panel

Track 2

Moderator: Alexandra Beckstein, CEO, QAI Ventures AG Francesco Ricciuti, Associate, Runa Capital Ton van 't Noordende, Managing Director, QDNL Participations Olivier Tonneau, Partner, Quantonation Stuart Woods, COO, Quantum Exponential plc

Event Series Case Studies

Hyperion – GPU-Accelerated Quantum Simulator for Quantum Chemistry Applications Beyond Minimal Basis Set

Hyperion – GPU-Accelerated Quantum Simulator for Quantum Chemistry Applications Beyond Minimal Basis Set

Track 1

Simulation of quantum circuits on classical computers is an extremely challenging problem due to large memory and computing requirements. Hyperion is a high-performance quantum simulator which can be used to […]