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Dr. Vincent Elfving - CTO

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Vincent is a quantum-physicist with a doctorate from the University of Copenhagen where his research focused on quantum-computational chemistry and theoretical quantum-optics at the Niels Bohr Institute under supervision of professor Anders Sørensen. Previously he completed his Masters at the University of Tokyo and Bachelors at Delft University of Technology. Vincent also worked as a researcher at Google, in the quantum-hardware team of John Martinis, where he focused on implementing quantum-computational chemistry simulations and quantum optimization strategies on current-day quantum-processors with three different superconducting qubit architectures. In his role as CTO of Qu & Co, Vincent leads our quantum-algorithm development activities and our implementations of such algorithms on the quantum-processors of our hardware partners.

Benno Broer - CEO

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Benno is a quantum-physicist from Delft University in the Netherlands, who graduated in 1998 on quantum-dot research in the quantum-transport group (now QuTech) under Leo Kouwenhoven (now Microsoft). Benno is also a serial entrepreneur, experienced boardroom consultant and as our CEO dedicated to translating emerging quantum-technologies into high-value industry-relevant solutions. Benno has over 15 years of business development, B2B commercial and investment experience and was an advisor to a multitude of technology businesses. He is the founder of a local Dutch strategy consulting boutique with 25 consultants and previously worked a.o. at the Boston Consulting Group, in risk management at ING Bank and in private equity at Alpinvest Partners. Benno holds an MBA cum laude from INSEAD in France.

Rigetti QCS development partner

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Rigetti Computing is one of the leading full-stack quantum-computing developers offering both hardware and software-development tools. Rigetti’s QCS platform serves as a single access-point to Rigetti's quantum-processors and quantum-simulators. As QCS development partner, Qu & Co is able to access QCS through a dedicated Quantum Machine Image (QMI), which is a virtualized programming and execution environment designed to develop and run quantum software applications. Qu & Co uses the QCS platform for developing quantum-applications and to distribute them to our clients and to the broader QCS community. 

IBM Q Network Member

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Qu & Co is a member of the IBM Q Network, a worldwide community of leading companies, startups, academic institutions and national research labs, working with IBM to advance quantum computing and to explore practical applications for business and science. IBM Q Network members are invited to contribute to the accelerating field of quantum computing and the IBM Q ecosystem and have a formal agreement to access IBM Q quantum computing systems, beyond what is available publicly.

Microsoft Quantum Network

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Qu & Co is a member of the Microsoft Quantum Network, a global community of organisations working closely with Microsoft to build practical applications and accelerate the adoption of quantum computing. Quantum Network startups also benefit from a partnership with Microsoft for Startups to help them grow their businesses, build innovative solutions, and connect to valuable expertise, research and other Microsoft resources.

5-HT Digital Hub network partner

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Qu & Co is a network partner of the 5-HT Digital Hub in Germany. The 5-HT Digital Hub in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, founded by a.o. BASF and SAP, supports innovation in the field of digitization for the chemical and healthcare sectors. The Digital Hub initiative is a scheme operated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to support digital innovation in Germany by promoting cooperation amongst the network partners. Network partners (startups, researchers and corporates) developing digital solutions for services, trade and production are supported through a total of 12 hubs across Germany.