The European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) is a new private member of the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU). The participation of QuIC will support the addition of quantum-computing capabilities to European supercomputing infrastructures, further bolstering Europe’s world-class HPC ecosystem.
QuIC is composed of more than 140 members, including large companies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), startups, investors, and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of the European quantum industry. The pan-European consortium includes several world-leading companies developing software, hardware, and the enabling technologies of quantum computers.
The consortium will join both the Governing Board of the EuroHPC JU and its Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG).
Anders Dam Jensen, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) Executive Director, said:
“ I am delighted to welcome the European Quantum Industry Consortium in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking. QuIC is a strategic partner to support our ambition of making Europe a world leader in supercomputing and quantum computing. I look forward to start working with them.”
Dr. Thierry Botter, Executive Director of QuIC, stated:
“QuIC is delighted to join the EuroHPC JU and support the inclusion of quantum computers in the pan-European supercomputing infrastructure. The addition of quantum information processing alongside world-leading supercomputers will help Europe to become a leading figure of computing capabilities.”
“Joining EuroHPC is an important step for QuIC,” added Laure Le Bars, QuIC President and Research project Director at SAP, “there are mutual benefits: QuIC brings the quantum industry perspectives, and the establishment of such infrastructures as well as R&I projects will be useful for consolidating European quantum industry”.
The EuroHPC JU is pooling the resources of its public and private members to enable the EU to become a world leader in supercomputing. The private members participate through in-kind and financial contributions.
Currently, the EuroHPC JU members are:
- the European Union (represented by the Commission),
- Member States and Associated Countries that have chosen to become members of the Joint Undertaking: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
- representatives from the three participating private partners, the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) .
QuIC is a not-for-profit association headquartered in Jülich (Germany) and established by several major business actors – large enterprises, SMEs, investors, and startups – from across Europe. Its mission is to boost European industry competitiveness in quantum technologies, and to foster economic growth and value creation for businesses in Europe. QuIC operates as a collaborative hub throughout Europe to build a strong, vibrant ecosystem between SMEs, large corporations, investors, and leading researchers.