Creating a scalable quantum computer will require the collective effort of many skilled and diverse teams. To reach that goal,over the past few years we have built a coalition of partners, universities, customers, and developers, all with the goal of sharing knowledge and collaborating with the bestquantuminnovators.
Today - at ourinaugural Startup Summit - asthe . This global communityof individuals and organizations will work directly with Microsoft to advance quantum computing,develop practical applications, and build the quantum workforce of the future.
'The Microsoft Quantum Network is our commitment to establishing the partnerships required to buildthequantum workforce and the quantum economy,' Todd Holmdahl, Corporate Vice President of Azure Hardware Systems Group atMicrosoft, said during the summit. 'We believe both are vital to solving some of the world's toughest problems.
We've previously announced partnerships with some of the world's leading startup talent in quantum software and algorithm development.Today we welcome two new partners:
HQS Quantum Simulations develops quantum algorithms for predicting molecular properties for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Rahko is a quantum machine-learning company developing scalable quantum chemistry solutions for near-term quantumcomputers and beyond.
HQS Quantum Simulations and Rahkowill join other quantum startups who areworking closely with Microsoft to build practical applications and accelerate the adoption of quantum computing. Quantum Network s also benefit from a partnership with Microsoft for Startupsto help them growtheir businesses, build innovative solutions,and connectto valuable resources.
Other segments of the Microsoft Quantum Networkare:
Affiliateorganizations have engaged directly with Microsoft to advance their expertise in quantum computing and jointly develop solutions that benefit their organization and industry. Case Western Reserve University(CWRU), the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority(DEWA), and Pacific Northwest National Labs(PNNL) are examples of organizations collaborating with uson many solutions in the areas of optimization and chemistry.
Centers dedicated to research, development, and educational excellencehave partnered with Microsoft to pursue the advancement of quantum computing.Today we're performing quantum research alongside some of the best and brightest mindsat Purdue University, UC Santa Barbara, the University of Copenhagen, TU Delft, and the University of Sydney. At these locations, we've established Microsoft Quantum Labs where our research teams are advancing Microsoft Quantum research goals while also serving as scientific collaborators and partners with the quantum community.
Developers and organizations have createdtheir own quantum algorithms and applications with our free resources,including the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, tutorials, Q# libraries, samples, and workshops. Developers have now downloaded the Quantum Development Kit more than 100,000 times.
If you or your organization are interestedin becoming a memberof the Microsoft Quantum Networkas a startup or affiliate, to tell usabout yourself.
It will take a diverse set of skills across academia and industry to help develop the world's first scalable quantum computer and quantum applications. We are excited to bring together the best minds in quantum computing. Together, we will bring this vision to life and shape the future of the quantum workforce and economy.
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