eleQtron And ParityQC Partners Within ATIQ To Develop Scalable Quantum Computers… Germany To Fund The Project With 37.4 Million Euros

eleQtron, a European leader in quantum technologies, and ParityQC, one of the leading independent providers of Quantum Technology worldwide, are pleased to announce their partnership within the ATIQ consortium. Both companies will provide their state-of-the-art technologies to support the development of scalable quantum computers. The aim is to develop a general-purpose quantum computing demonstrator based on ion trap technology, capable of solving important problems currently intractable with classical computers and making it accessible to users on a 24/7 basis.

Quantum computers are an exciting technology that has been a long time in the making, and today several use cases have been discovered. The technology promises even more applications that are yet to be uncovered. These devices promise to dramatically increase computing power and allow scientists to tackle problems that are ordinarily difficult to solve using conventional computers.

The duo will work together with JoS QUANTUM, the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Leibniz University Hannover, Infineon, PhysikalischTechnische Bundesanstalt, University of Siegen, Volkswagen, and Boehringer Ingelheim to develop new algorithms for high frequency controlled ion qubits. 

“Ions are ideal qubits. They are provided to us by nature itself, are always identical, and their properties are also known with the highest accuracy. Within ATIQ, we will explore new methods to control these perfect qubits even in large quantum registers,”  

Professor Christof Wunderlich, CEO of eleQtron and professor at the Department of Quantum Optics at the University of Siegen

Quantum computers are able to solve certain kinds of problems much faster than conventional computers, which use binary bits, also known as “zeros and ones”. In fact, it is thought that a quantum computer could be used to break some of the most difficult industry problems. 

With such high computing power, more possibilities are expected when a high-performance classical computer is combined with a powerful quantum processor. Therefore, there is an urgent need for Germany to provide robust and scalable quantum hardware. This will be realized through the “Quantum Computers with Stored Ions for Applications” project. To this end, The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the project with a total of 37.4 million euros. 

“We want to take the next big step together. ATIQ is intended to be the crystallization point for a German ecosystem of ion trap quantum technology, bringing together technology partners, science and users and leading to relevant commercial exploitation”  

project coordinator Professor Christian Ospelkaus of Leibniz University and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig

ATIQ is an industry-led initiative to develop and commercialize a scalable quantum computing demonstrator. Its mission is to accelerate the development of ion-trap-based practical quantum computing demonstrators by delivering critical enabling technologies and multi-disciplinary expertise across all aspects of this emerging field.

The consortium will focus on developing new technologies needed to build an optimized quantum computing hardware capable of solving problems in chemistry, finance (credit risk assessment), logistics, production, and used for quantum simulations in industries.

“Especially when you combine a classical high-performance computer with such a quantum coprocessor, this team is unbeatable for new computing tasks,”

Professor Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler of the University of Mainz