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Efficient QUantum ALgorithms for IndusTrY

Project description

Novel algorithms could maximise quantum technology’s impact on industry

The EU-funded EQUALITY project will bring together scientists, innovators and prominent industrial players to develop cutting-edge quantum algorithms tackling strategic industrial problems. The consortium will develop a set of algorithmic primitives, including differential equation solvers, material simulation algorithms and quantum optimisers, that could be used as modules for various industry-specific workflows. A large part of the consortium efforts will be devoted to developing optimal quantum computing hardware using advanced algorithms. EQUALITY aims to place Europe at the forefront of the quantum technology field. The targeted applications could bring billions of euros to end users and technology providers over the coming decades.

Objective

A quantum revolution is unfolding, and European scientists are on the lead. Now, it is time to take decisive action and transform our scientific potential into a competitive advantage. Achieving this goal will be critical to ensuring Europe’s technological sovereignty in the coming decades. EQUALITY brings together scientists, innovators, and prominent industrial players with the mission of developing cutting-edge quantum algorithms to solve strategic industrial problems. The consortium will develop a set of algorithmic primitives which could be used as modules for various industry-specific workflows. These primitives include differential equation solvers, material simulation algorithms, quantum optimisers, etc. To focus our efforts, we target eight paradigmatic industrial problems. These problems are likely to yield to early quantum advantage and pertain to the aerospace and energy storage industries. They include airfoil aerodynamics, battery and fuel cell design, space mission optimisation, etc. Our goal is to develop quantum algorithms for real industrial problems using real quantum hardware. This requires grappling with the limitations of present-day quantum hardware. Thus, we will devote a large portion of our efforts to developing strategies for optimal hardware exploitation. These low-level implementations will account for the effects of noise and topology and will optimise algorithms to run on limited hardware. EQUALITY will build synergies with Quantum Flagship projects and Europe’s thriving ecosystem of quantum start-ups. Use cases will be tested on quantum hardware from three of Europe’s leading vendors and two HPC centres. The applications targeted have the potential of creating billions of euros for end-users and technology providers over the coming decades. With EQUALITY, we aim at playing a role in unlocking this value and placing Europe at the centre of this development. The project gathers 9 partners and has a budget of €6M over 3 years.

Coordinator

CAPGEMINI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 62 500,00
Address
POTSDAMER PLATZ 5
10785 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 696 875,00

Participants (11)