The National Research Council of Canada is developing a new challenge program for Applied Quantum Computing. Phil Kaye, Program Director, will provide an overview of the program and share more information about how to get involved on Wednesday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. during the NRC Applied Quantum Computing Challenge Overview hybrid event. This event will be structured as a 30 minute presentation, with time after for a Q&A.
Drawing from industry and academia, the program will support commercial innovation to build on Canada’s position as a global leader in applied quantum computing. This program will support quantum initiatives spanning the Government of Canada, federal governments, agencies and Crown corporations in an effort to explore quantum computing applications within the context of public service operations and program delivery.
The Applied Quantum Computing Challenge program is being developed in alignment with the Government of Canada’s National Quantum Strategy. The strategy addresses Canada’s strength in quantum research with a specific focus on growing quantum-ready technologies, companies and talent; and solidifying Canada’s global leadership in this area.
The potential areas of focus for this program include:
- Quantum algorithms with applications in an area of commercial impact
- (e.g., finance, health, logistics, optimization, machine learning, materials design, clean technologies, defence, safety and security)
- Quantum simulations of physical systems, processes and materials
Models and architecture of quantum computers, including theory and techniques for quantum error correction, quantum compiling, problem formulation, quantum complexity, and alternative or restricted models of quantum computing This program overview is being offered by the National Research Council of Canada. Join in-person in QNC 0101 or attend virtually.