IonQ announces agreement with Quantum Research Center-Technology Innovation Institute, UAE

Peter Chapman, CEO and President of IonQ

IonQ, a leader in quantum computing, today announced a new agreement with the Quantum Research Center – Technology Innovation Institute d ‘Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The agreement will allow QRC-TII to access IonQ’s Aria quantum computer to test and run quantum algorithms.

“We are pleased to provide the Technology Innovation Institute with access to what we believe to be the most powerful quantum computer in the world, as the institute seeks to develop quantum algorithms to solve today’s most complex problems. today,” said Peter Chapman, CEO and President of IonQ. “Interest in quantum computing has grown across the region in recent years, and IonQ is proud to be recognized as a key driver of quantum hardware innovation and accessibility. 

In recent years, the UAE government has allocated millions of dollars to support QRC-TII and advance a burgeoning quantum computing sector in the country. Comprised of a wide range of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and engineers, the institute focuses its attention on creating better quantum algorithms on commercially available quantum systems. Today’s announcement reinforces QRC-TII’s efforts to develop, compare and optimize novel quantum algorithms as well as quantum characterization and quantum error mitigation techniques.

Professor José Ignacio Latorre, Principal Investigator, QRC-TII.

“Access to IonQ Aria will provide QRC-TII developers with the ability to test and optimize new quantum computing-powered algorithms to address computational challenges. These complex problems range from variational heuristic quantum circuits for optimization problems to prototyping rigorous quantum algorithms for matrix arithmetic and quantum simulation,” says Professor José Ignacio Latorre, Principal Investigator, QRC-TII. “Furthermore, users can more easily explore quantum characterization and error mitigation techniques, potentially leading to more accurate algorithms.

IonQ’s deal with QRC-TII in the United Arab Emirates is the latest in a series of international developments for IonQ in recent months. In January this year, IonQ acquired Canadian startup Entangled Networks for its quantum networking expertise, opening its first office in Canada. The move closely followed the creation of two international business entities in Germany and Israel last year, making IonQ’s world-class systems accessible to a range of European businesses, states and governments.


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