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Amsterdam, 27 January 2020 - Qu&Co appoints Dr. Thierry Botter as business development advisor.

Quantum software development startup Qu&Co is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Thierry Botter as a business development advisor to the company. In this role Thierry will support Qu&Co in building valuable business relations with partners, clients, financiers and relevant public bodies. 

Benno Broer, CEO at Qu&Co: “we are delighted that Thierry will be working with us. He brings an exceptional track record in (corporate) R&D, key insights in the needs of our customers and a broad network in the global Quantum Technologies industry, amplifying our momentum in building a leading global franchise in quantum software

Thierry is currently the deputy head of central R&D at Airbus, where he also established and leads Airbus' long-term scientific research team, Airbus Blue Sky. Thierry has built a broad network within the quantum technology industry. He serves as an advisor to the EU Quantum Technologies Flagship, a 1B€ funding program for quantum research established by the European Commission. Thierry is also a Venture Partner at Quantonation, a venture capital firm dedicated to early-stage investments in deep physics startups with a focus on the emerging and disruptive field of Quantum Technologies. Additionally, Thierry serves as a board observer at QC Ware, a US based startup developing enterprise software for quantum computing. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Thierry Botter, “I am delighted to be joining Qu&Co as an advisor. The company and its community of contributors have developed an impressive set of early quantum-computing software solutions. I am excited to help Qu&Co continue to grow and become an important pillar of the global quantum-computing landscape.

About Qu&Co
Qu&Co is a quantum-computational software development business founded in 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We develop quantum algorithms and quantum software for chemistry and multiphysics simulations. Our quantum developers work closely together with the domain experts of our clients and with our academic advisors to develop and implement novel and tailor-made quantum algorithms to solve industry relevant problems and we turn these quantum algorithms into practical quantum software products. We have built a client portfolio with leading multinational corporations from different industries and we have built partnerships with the leading quantum-hardware developers from Europe and North America. 


Delft and Amsterdam, 11 December 2020 - IMPAQT consortium creates interfaces between Dutch quantum computer startups.


Traditionally Quantum Computer development has been done with a monolithic approach – one entity manufacturing and sourcing all components. This is costly, time-consuming and risky. In order to accelerate Quantum Computer development, IMPAQT envisions a modular approach: Independent companies focus on different parts of the stack.

On the 11th of December 2020, members of the IMPAQT consortium signed an agreement to collaborate on ensuring that different building blocks of QC are interfaced well. In the future, this will allow Quantum Computer manufacturers to easily integrate subsystems.

The members of the IMPAQT consortium are:
- Orange QS - Integrated quantum system provider
- Qblox - Quantum control stack provider
- Delft Circuits - Cryogenic i/o quantum hardware provider
- Qu & Co - Algorithms for industry-relevant quantum advantage

Within the IMPAQT consortium, the members work together to build well-interfaced building blocks of a quantum computer.

Amsterdam and Ludwigshafen, 21 August 2020 - Today, 5-HT Digital Hub announced a partnership with quantum-computational chemistry startup Qu&Co. In order to foster digital innovation, we intend to combine our efforts to boost entrepreneurial, innovative thinking and acting in the chemical and health sectors.

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. Supporting and connecting startups, corporates and venture capitalists. Through this network, the hub aim to create „an ecosystem for digital innovation“ that allows various players to benefit from each other. 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. We are looking forward to creating new exciting collaborations.

For more information visit: https://www.5-ht.com/en/network/

August 13, 2020 - Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced the general availability of Amazon Brake and the addition of Qu&Co as a partner of the Quantum Solutions Lab

Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service that provides a development environment to help customers explore and design quantum algorithms. Customers can use Amazon Braket to test and troubleshoot quantum algorithms on simulated quantum computers running on computing resources in AWS to help them verify their implementation or to run their quantum algorithms on their choice of quantum processors based on different technologies, including systems from Rigetti, IonQ and D-Wave. Both simulated and quantum hardware jobs are managed through a unified development experience, and customers pay only for the compute resources used. 

As of today Qu&Co is a partner of the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab (QSL) and we use Amazon Braket as part of our quantum software development programs. Amazon QSL engagements are collaborative research programs that allow Amazon’s corporate clients to work with leading experts in quantum computing, machine learning, and high-performance to identify quantum use-cases and implement novel quantum-algorithms. 

Qu & Co supports organization's in-house discovery and optimization activities by developing novel quantum-computational chemistry methods and integrating those with customers’ existing computational-chemistry and material-science workflows. “We are focused on delivering practical quantum-computational approaches for our clients’ most challenging computational workflows,” said Benno Broer, CEO of Qu&Co. “For this purpose, we evaluated different quantum software development platforms. Our experience developing our novel algorithms for quantum machine learning and computational chemistry with the new Amazon Braket service has been very positive. Amazon Braket promises a solid integration between classical and quantum hardware, and gives us a hardware-agnostic development environment, classical simulators, and access to different quantum computers. From that same AWS cloud environment, we can apply tools such as Amazon SageMaker to innovate on behalf of our customers.”

For more information on Amazon Braket visit:  https://aws.amazon.com/braket
For more information on the AWS Quantum Solutions Lab visit: https://aws.amazon.com/quantum-solutions-lab/

Delft and Amsterdam, 6 April 2020 - Today Quantum Delft announced its partnership with Qu&Co a quantum-computational algorithm and software developer from Amsterdam. 

Quantum Delft is a vibrant, innovative community where top-quality scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs work together on the frontier of quantum technology. It is located on the campus of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, home of QuTech (the Dutch national research center for quantum hardware) the Microsoft quantum-lab and leading quantum-hardware startups like Delft Circuits, QBlox, Single Quantum, Orange Quantum Systems and BlueFors. Quantum Delft provides innovative quantum businesses with access to top talent, a pool of 200 quantum-technology researchers, a strong start-up community and top-notch research facilities.

For more information on Quantum Delft visit: https://quantumdelft.nl/community/

New York and Amsterdam, 3 September 2019 - Schrödinger and Qu&Co today announced a business and scientific collaboration to advance the use of quantum mechanics on complex molecular systems using quantum computing hardware.

Quantum mechanical simulations have become a powerful tool to accelerate materials science and design, but executing the same computations on quantum computers so far remains at an early stage of development. By bringing together Qu&Co’s expertise in quantum computing and Schrödinger’s deep knowledge and experience in applying quantum mechanics in real-world applications, the collaboration aims to advance the state of the art of quantum computing for quantum chemistry. The collaboration will also explore a hybrid computing framework that leverages the strengths of both quantum and conventional approaches to atomistic simulations.

“Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize our ability to solve important problems in materials sciences,” said Mathew D. Halls, Vice President of Materials Science at Schrödinger. “We’re particularly pleased to be working with Qu&Co, which is strongly committed to advancing the field with the highest degree of scientific integrity. We look forward to learning from one another as we expand the real-world utility of quantum chemistry.” 

“We are committed to developing concrete, pragmatic solutions that demonstrate the utility of quantum computing for quantum chemistry, and we’re delighted to partner with a team that shares this goal,” said Benno Broer, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Qu&Co. “Together, we believe we can prove — and then improve — the value of quantum mechanics to solve challenging chemical problems for materials scientists across many industries.”

About Schrödinger
Schrödinger’s industry-leading computational platform to accelerate drug discovery and materials design is deployed by leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and electronics companies worldwide. In addition to this substantial and growing global business, Schrödinger has built a robust pipeline of therapeutic assets, held both internally and in partnerships, and has co-founded leading biotech companies, including Nimbus Therapeutics and Morphic Therapeutic. Schrödinger’s significant and ongoing investment in basic research continues to drive advances in its computational platform. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has nearly 400 employees in its New York City headquarters and around the world. Visit schrodinger.com for more information.

About Qu & Co
Qu & Co is a quantum-software development firm started in 2017. Together with our corporate clients, we work on developing quantum-computational-chemistry and quantum-machine-learning algorithms and software, which we implement on the quantum-simulators and quantum-processors of our quantum-hardware partners like Rigetti, IBM and Microsoft. In their work, our postdoc-level quantum-developers are supported by an academic advisory board. For more information, you can visit www.quandco.com.

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