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Eurice Expands Its Contribution to the European Quantum Infrastructure With the EuRyQa Project Based on Rydberg Quantum Computing

The European Commission has just launched the "European infrastructure for Rydberg Quantum Computing (EuRyQa)" project aiming to establish Rydberg quantum processors as a leading platform for scalable quantum computing in Europe. Assembling eleven partners from seven countries, EuRyQa is funded under the highly competitive Horizon Europe programme with a total budget of almost EUR 5 million over the next three years.

Ultracold trapped atoms have recently emerged as one of the most promising physical platforms for digital quantum computing, having already demonstrated systems with more than 200 qubits (the computational unit of a quantum computer) with strong interactions mediated by their highly excited Rydberg states and a clear path to further scalability to thousands of qubits. To develop the next generation of fully programmable and scalable quantum computing systems based on ultracold Rydberg atoms, EuRyQa will bring together four complementary European Rydberg platforms. In this way, the consortium aims to provide a unique European solution for Rydberg-based quantum computing, together with the first pan-European benchmarking and standardisation of the technology. According to EuRyQa coordinator Professor Guido Pupillo from the University of Strasbourg, the project will provide a common quantum computing stack for Rydberg atoms, a federated cloud service, solutions to concrete computational problems, and key technology for fault-tolerant quantum computing with Rydberg qubits.

In the EuRyQa consortium, Eurice will lead all communication, dissemination and exploitation activities within the context of professional innovation management. In addition, we will bring in our expertise in general management and support the scientific coordination of the project.

"I am delighted that we can bring many years of experience in quantum simulation (e.g. HPCQS, PASQuanS) as well as quantum computing projects (e.g. OpenSuperQ, QSolid) to this partnership, strengthen Eurice's position as a management expert for quantum technologies and contribute to Europe's leading role in the race for the first quantum computer", says Jörg Scherer, CEO of Eurice.

To achieve the project's aims, EuRyQa unites partners from academia at the forefront of ultracold-atom-based quantum technology with industrial partners providing complementary expertise on quantum hardware, classical electronics, firmware, and software:

  • France: University of Strasbourg, PASQAL
  • Germany: University of Stuttgart, Qruise, EURICE
  • Netherlands: University of Amsterdam, Technical University of Eindhoven
  • Israel: QM Technologies
  • Greece: Idryma Technologias Kai Erevnas
  • Portugal: PQI – Portuguese Quantum Institute
  • Italy: Università degli Studi di Padova

You will find more information about EuRyQa on the project website or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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