In 2022 Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH joined the QSolid project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of the five-year project is to build a superconducting quantum computer demonstrator with several generations of processors differing in performance, size, precision and application area. Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH is responsible for the seamless integration of the quantum computing control system in the quantum stack and for optimizing data transfer protocols with high communication bandwidth.
Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH works together with a large group of German partners with strong industry contributions, among whom are Parity Quantum Computing Germany, HQS Quantum Simulations, Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik, IQM Germany, Supracon, Racyics, AdMOS, LPKF Laser & Electronics, Partec, Atotech and Atos Information Technology, and has a close collaboration with academic partners including Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) is an initiative for the promotion of Quantum Sciences and Quantum Technologies in Bavaria. In 2022 Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH joined the MUNIQC-SC project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The five-year project plans to built a demonstrator device with up to 100 qubits to run practical NISQ-type algorithms based on fast nanosecond-operation timescales in combination with a scalable, industry-oriented fabrication process technology. Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH is responsible for a new high-fidelity readout scheme for 3D integrated qubits and for the automation of calibration routines for the quantum processing unit.
Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH collaborates closely with our partners, among whom are the Walter-Meißner-Institut, the Technical University of Munich, Fraunhofer EMFT, Infineon, Kiutra, Parity Quantum Computing Germany and IQM Germany.
In spring 2023, the OpenSuperQPlus project gets underway. It is part of the European Quantum Technology Flagship and the successor of the project OpenSuperQ. The project involves a total of 28 European partners from 10 countries. The consortium plans to develop a 1000-qubit quantum computing system within seven years. It foresees use cases in quantum simulation for the chemical industry, in materials science, in solving optimization problems and in machine learning.
In a first, 3.5-year long, stage "OpenSuperQPlus 100", the consortium aims at developing several systems for evaluating hard- and software as well as at the deployment of a user-oriented 100-qubit system for the first quantum applications. Also, it will prepare the second stage by investigating critical components and making technological decisions needed for a 1000-qubit quantum computing system.
Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH is closely collaborating with our partners, among whom are the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Walther-Meißner-Institut, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, BlueFors, IQM, Technische Universiteit Delft, Orange Quantum Systems, QuantWare, Alice & Bob, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Zurich Instruments' parent company, Rohde&Schwarz.
Zurich Instruments is the industry partner in the SuperQuLAN project, which receives funding by the FET Open initiative from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. The goal of this project is to implement a quantum local area network (QuLAN) where the nodes are superconducting qubits in spatially separated refrigerators and the connections are given by cryogenic transmission lines. This outcome would correspond to a crucial shift from intra- to inter-fridge quantum communication, thus supporting the realisation of the first quantum computing clusters based on superconducting qubits.
The consortium includes experts in the fields of superconducting circuits, nanophotonics and quantum information theory; we look forward to close collaborations with all our partners, who include Prof. Peter Rabl at TU Wien and Prof. Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.
For an overview of the project visit this page.
Quantum Inspire is a Dutch initiative to bring Quantum Computing to the cloud and closer to its future users from academia, industry, and society. To achieve this, the project focuses on three pillars: further develop quantum computers; exploit the intermediate quantum technologies already available; and create an intuitive user interface.
QuTech leads the project, which started in 2021. Zurich Instruments is a co-founding partner and will support the project partners with its expertise in room-temperature quantum computing control electronics.