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Qilimanjaro one of the 4 Exponential Leaders at Exponential Day-Acció

Qilimanjaro has been chosen as one of the four companies, Exponential Leaders in the Catalan landscape in 2021, by ACCIÓ- Agency for the Competitiveness of Companies.

The Co-founder and CBO of Qilimanjaro, Victor Canivell, will represent our startup during the “Exponential Day” event on the 1st of October 2021. 

Victor will have the opportunity to showcase Qilimanjaro´s unique perspective in the quantum industry, a startup with integrated software and hardware teams and a great potential for creative disruption.

  “Disruption is destructive creativity or creative destruction”  

                            Victor Canivell (Co-founder and CBO of Qilimanjaro)

Moreover, he will focus on Qilimanjaro´s vision for the future as contributors to the democratization of access to quantum computing for the entire society. The efforts of developing quantum computers will lead to mathematical optimization problems, basics to plan transport routes, logistics, to optimize financial systems or clinical trials.

In its third edition, Exponential Day represents the benchmark event in business disruption and transformation in Catalonia. This event has been created to give visibility, inspire and learn about the most disruptive companies and trends that are changing the status quo in a particular industry.

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Qilimanjaro at European Researchers Night event in Barcelona

Qilimanjaro´s Co-founder and Chief software architect, Artur Garcia, co-presented the project Qubit Quest on 22 of September 2021 during the event “Qubit Quest: in search of quantum computing”. The event is part of European Researchers Night, launched by the European Commission, as a part of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Qubit Quest is a project for Quantum Computing dissemination, winner of a FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) grant and promoted by Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, the Institute of High Energy Physics (IFAE), and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center -National Supercomputing Center (BSC).

The project mainly consists of the development of a video game that simulates the solution of complex problems using quantum computing. The video game aims to disseminate the principles of quantum computing and its applications, aimed at young people from 14 years onwards.

Follow Qilimanjaro social media and @QubitQuest for upcoming news on this exciting Qubit Quest project.


First theory-experiment paper, now published, with Qilimanjaro affiliation!

The paper “One qubit as a universal approximant” has been published on July 2, 2021 in the journal Physical Review A, highlighting the collaboration between theory and experiment, which defines Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech as a spin-off startup of three centers of research. The authors of the paper are Qilimanjaro´s Co-founder and chief science officer Jose Ignacio Latorre; Pol Forn-Díaz, Quantum Computing Technology group at IFAE and Co-Founder & Chief Hardware Architect for Qilimanjaro; Artur Garcia Sáez, Quantic group at BSC and Co-Founder & Chief Software Architect for Qilimanjaro, and their two PhD students David López-Núñez and Adrián Pérez-Salinas.

The research centers on “A single-qubit circuit can approximate any bounded complex function stored in the degrees of freedom defining its quantum gates. The single-qubit approximant presented in this work is operated through a series of gates that take as their parametrization the independent variable of the target function and an additional set of adjustable parameters.”

Read the full abstract and article here.