The EQUALITY consortium got together this week at PASQAL’s headquarters in France to celebrate the project’s first year. The team discussed their accomplishments in each area and their plans for the future.
The EQUALITY consortium is composed of Airbus (DE), Capgemini (DE), Da Vinci Labs (FR), Fraunhofer ENAS (DE), German Aerospace Center (DE), Inria (FR), Universiteit Leiden (NL), and PASQAL (FR). It brings together scientists, innovators, and prominent industrial players to develop cutting-edge quantum computer algorithms to solve strategic industrial problems related to energy storage materials and systems, aerodynamics, and space mission optimisation and data analysis.
These problems are computationally complex and are faced routinely by the industrial partners in the project. In many cases, the computational requirements are enormous, forcing engineers to use simplistic models or rely on expensive build-and-test cycles. Hence, the opportunity provided by quantum computers to tackle such questions computationally would give a competitive edge to the European industry, unlocking billions of euros for end-users and technology providers over the coming decades.