Qu & Co
The average computer user will probably never have to deal with it, but quantum computing is rapidly gaining ground in companies. This form of deep technology works according to the laws of quantum mechanics and calculates with qubits. These qubits – just like quantum particles themselves – can be in superposition, i.e. they can be in different states at the same time. The major advantage of this is that quantum computers calculate exponentially faster than classical computers and thus solve much more difficult problems. Think of complex chemical or physical calculations, but also of the encryption of privacy-sensitive data, for example. And exactly in this field Qu & Co is one of the leading companies.
Qu & Co was founded in 2017. This Dutch start-up develops quantum computing algorithms, software and services that run on the very latest quantum hardware. Thanks to these solutions, enterprise researchers can run complex chemistry and multiphysics simulations at unprecedented speed on future quantum processors. Qu & Co’s SaaS platform solutions contain unique and patented quantum algorithms that distribute them as back-end integrations – via interfaces – to conventional software packages. Currently, the company focuses on combinatorial optimisation, machine learning and computational chemistry. The first steps have also been taken within the domain of computational finance.
In recent years Qu & Co has built up an impressive portfolio of customers for whom it knows how to make quantum computing relevant. For example, the start-up is working with aircraft manufacturer Airbus on the research, development and testing of quantum computer methods for the simulation of flight physics. There is also a three-year research collaboration with LG Electronics for solving LG’s most complex business research challenges. In addition, Qu & Co has partnerships with the largest players in quantum hardware, such as IBM, Amazon and Microsoft, and its R&D is supported by an academic advisory board with professors in quantum machine learning and quantum chemistry.