Meetup Replay – Quantum Acceleration, Randomness as a Service, the State of the Quantum Industry

We had the pleasure to hear:

Professor Irfan SIDDIQI (UC Berkeley, LBNL). Irfan leads the Ad­vanced Quantum Testbed that focuses on superconducting quantum computing technologies and has recently taken the direction of the new DOE funded Quantum Systems Accelerator.
Cameron FOREMAN (Cambridge Quantum Computing). CQC launched recently the first cloud-based Quantum Random Number Generator service with verification.
Michel KUREK (Ecole Polytechnique). Michel made an introduction to his recently published and very documented report on patents, scientific publications and VC funding in Quantum technologies.

Patents, publications and investments in quantum technologies – a report by Michel Kurek

Given the opportunities and threats created by quantum technologies, significant investments have been made over the past 5 to 10 years, in both the public and private sectors.

Several governments have launched large multi-year programs with funding in excess of US $ 1 billion. In the private sector, multiple venture capital funding operations have been carried out. At the same time, many large multinational companies already working in the telecommunications, IT or sensor markets are recognizing the potential of quantum technologies and investing in their development and commercialization.

Through the analysis of tens of thousands of patents and scientific publications, and research on public and private funding of research and startups, Michel Kurek evidences gives us an original and up-to-date analysis of the sector that, no doubt, will be closely examined by stakeholders in the emerging quantum ecosystem.

This report is published in partnership with QuantX, the association of alumni of Ecole polytechnique involved in quantum technologies.

Paysage des brevets et publications sur les technologies quantiques, par Michel KUREK

Compte tenu des opportunités et des menaces créées par les technologies quantiques, des investissements importants se font depuis les 5 à 10 dernières années, dans les secteurs public et privé.

Plusieurs gouvernements ont lancé de vastes programmes pluriannuels avec des financement dépassant le milliard d’US$. Dans le privé, de multiples opérations de financement de startups par du capital-risque ont été effectuées. En parallèle de nombreuses grandes entreprises multinationales travaillant déjà sur les marchés des télécommunications, de l’informatique ou des capteurs, reconnaissent le potentiel des technologies quantiques et investissent dans leur développement et commercialisation.

L’analyse du paysage des brevets et publications scientifiques est un moyen solide d’évaluer le potentiel économique des nouvelles technologies et de mesurer le niveau de transposition des résultats de ce qui a été jusqu’à présent essentiellement un domaine de recherche, en nouveaux produits, susceptibles de stimuler la croissance économique et contribuer au progrès sociétal.

En juin 2020, Michel KUREK a procédé à une large recherche et analyse des brevets en lien avec les technologies quantiques publiés depuis 2010. Il a comptabilisé 9 905 brevets qu’il a analysés. Il a également réalisé une évaluation scientométrique des publications mondiales en lien avec la recherche en informatique quantique pour la même période, avec 15 602 publications . A travers l’analyse de nombreux indicateurs, il nous livre une analyse originale et à jour du secteur.

Cette analyse très fouillée met en évidence la domination croissante des États-Unis et de la Chine dans ce secteur, avec des enjeux de souveraineté extrêmement importants. La France et l’Union Européenne ont historiquement produit une très grande partie de la recherche académique dans le quantique, la « bataille » n’est pas encore perdue pour que ce leadership soit maintenu voire renforcé. Gageons que le rapport de Michel Kurek sera examiné de près par nos décideurs et les acteurs de l’économie, la seconde révolution quantique est en marche !


Nous remercions Michel KUREK d’avoir confié au Lab Quantique la possibilité de publier son étude qui fera date. Le Lab Quantique a vocation à publier des analyses de fond pour donner aux acteurs de l’écosystème et aux décideurs des éléments de compréhension de qualité pour élaborer des stratégies pertinentes.

Ce rapport est publié en partenariat avec QuantX, l’association des alumni de l’Ecole Polytechnique consacrée aux technologies quantiques.

Meetup Replay – Quantum Orchestration, Quantum-Safe Cybersecurity, Building the Ecosystem

We had the great pleasure to host:
Michele MOSCA, professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo and co-founder of EvolutionQ, about quantum-safe data and communications security and his experience as an entrepreneur ;
Itamar SIVAN, CEO of Quantum Machines (Israel, US), on a mission to revolutionize computing. He told us about his company’s technology, Quantum Orchestration, and how he sees the future of Quantum Computing.
Jane GARRETT, Director of QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Center) at University of Bristol (UK) and Maria PAWLOWSKA, Director at Visnea (Poland), debated on the construction of the Quantum Ecosystem with our own Robert MARINO

Meetup Replay – Superconducting Qubits, Quantum Machine Learning & Quantum Markets

We had the pleasure to host:
Alexandre BLAIS, Professor and Scientific Director at Institut Quantique / Sherbrooke University, an overview of science and technology in the field of superconducting qubits;
Iordanis KERENIDIS, CNRS Senior researcher & head of quantum algorithms at QC Ware, on Quantum Machine Learning and quantum applications;
Jean-Christophe ELOY, CEO of Yole Development, will present their latest study on the industrial perspective on quantum markets.

Meetup Replay : Quantum Venture Capital, Co-Design Quantum Computers, Quantum Networks

We had the pleasure to host on May 12th:
– SAMIR KUMAR (M12, Microsoft’s venture fund), OLIVER KAHL (MIG), CHRISTOPHE JURCZAK (Quantonation) for a debate on investing in quantum technologies
– ENRIQUE SOLANO, CEO at IQM Germany: Co-Design of quantum computers
– MEHDI NAMAZI, CEO and founder of Qunnect : telecom-integrated networks, one module at a time

Meetup Replay: QC for Finance, Open Source Quantum Computing, Sensing with Diamonds

We had the pleasure to host, on April 28th :
– ROMAN ORUS and ENRIQUE LIZASO, respectively CSO and CEO at leading quantum software startup Multiverse will tell us about their approach of the financial use cases, and introduce us to their Quantum inspired technology based one tensor networks
– NATHAN SHAMMAH, CTO at the non-profit US based Unitary Fund, lead developer of QuTip and physicist, will share his views on Open Source development for the Quantum Computing community, and building a global Quantum ecosystem
– MATHIEU MUNSCH, CEO of Qnami, has co-founded one of the leading companies in the Quantum sensing sector, and will introduce us to a fascinating technology with short term applications in imaging

Meetup Replay: coding with atoms, disruptive nano-photonics for IR sensing, quantum computing for biopharma

Watch the replay on YouTube of our Meetup held on April 14th, 2020 featuring:
LOIC HENRIET, software engineer at Pasqal, who introduced the software stack of their unique platform, and demonstrated how to access it and leverage its unique capabilities
SIMONE DE LIBERATO, professor and University Research Fellow of the Royal Society at Southampton University, gave us a primer on the fascinating science of Ultra Strong Coupling and showed us his path towards real life applications of nano-photonics
JEAN-FRANÇOIS BOBIER, partner at Boston Consulting Group, presented his report “Will Quantum Computing Transform Biopharma R&D?“, more relevant than ever in times of Covid19

The access to Pasqal’s emulator through Cirq is on GitHub/Cirq