Quantum computing at the center of the European HPC strategy: Pasqal CCO elected on industrial advisory board of EuroHPC JU
Today the governing board of EuroHPC Joint Undertaking announced the appointment of the members of the Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG). The RIAG is one of two core advisory committees supporting the EuroHPC JU governing board on formulating its multiannual strategic research and innovation agenda. One of the elected members is Benno Broer, representative of the European Quantum industry association (QuIC), in his quality of vice-president of the association. Mr. Broer is also CCO at Pasqal.
The EuroHPC JU supports an ambitious research and innovation agenda to develop and maintain in Europe a world-class high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem towards exascale and beyond. Quantum Computing is a strategically important next generation HPC technology and will be an integral part of this pan-European HPC infrastructure. The purpose is to create an important contribution to business competitiveness and to raise new markets and societal applications.
“Pasqal is honored to share its expertise in order to support the strategy of EuroHPC JU and the development of the HPC ecosystem in Europe and outside of its borders.”, stated Georges Olivier Reymond, CEO of Pasqal. “Pasqal’s track record has positioned the company as the undisputed leader of quantum computing in Europe and with our role on the EuroHPC RIAG, we are happy to support the development of a strong European Quantum Computing infrastructure”.
Pasqal builds quantum computers from ordered neutral atoms in 2D and 3D arrays with the goal of bringing a practical quantum advantage to its customers in addressing real-world problems, especially in quantum simulation and optimization. Pasqal was founded in 2019 by Georges-Olivier Reymond, Christophe Jurczak, Professor Dr. Alain Aspect, Dr. Antoine Browaeys and Dr. Thierry Lahaye. Based in Palaiseau and Massy, south of Paris, Pasqal has secured more than €40 million in financing combining equity and non-dilutive funding from Quantonation, the Defense Innovation Fund, Runa Capital, BPI France, ENI and Daphni.