The INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory has just joined the global network of regional hubs from IBM Q Network.
IBM Q Hubs are regional centres of quantum computing education, research, development, and implementation, providing collaborators online access to IBM Q quantum technology, which has the potential to solve highly complicated problems and revolutionize every aspect of the economy and the society, including sectors as financial, logistics, drug design, automotive manufacturing, energy distribution or scientific research, just to name a few.
Beyond INL, an Intergovernmental Scientific Research Organization founded by Spain and Portugal, this group of IBM Q Hubs currently includes the University of Oxford (UK), Keio University (Japan), Bundeswehr University Munchen (Germany), University of Melbourne (Australia), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA), North Carolina State University (USA), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), and CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain).
From now on, as any of the above mentioned IBM Q Hubs, INL is enabled by IBM Q systems and collaborates with IBM Q experts to advance quantum computing.
INL will also act as a disseminator and ambassador of this new technology, by giving access to quantum computing through INL – IBM Q Hub members, providing them with all the support they need in advancing and experimenting with quantum computing.
This new hub is open not only for researchers but also for companies who want to position themselves at the forefront of the next generation of computing and be prepared when it is fully ready to deploy and deliver what’s expected from it.
INL has been actively working to develop specific competencies in the field of quantum computing within the QuantaLab, a research consortium including INL, the University of Minho, CEiiA – Portuguese Automotive Industry Center of Excellence, and INESC TEC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science.