Our Mission: To apply breakthroughs in computation to machine intelligence and optimization science through a widely accessible, quantum-ready software platform.
Founded by a group of intellectually curious entrepreneurs and researchers, 1QBit’s team recognized the real possibilities quantum computing was about to enable at the earliest stages of commercial quantum hardware production. From scrappy beginnings, 1QBit has grown into a globally respected team of experts passionately dedicated to building the tools and applications necessary for quantum computing to reach its full potential.
1QBit continues to attract global talent in mathematics, engineering, physics, operations research, and software development to our headquarters in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, one of the leading centres of quantum computing.
In 2015, the World Economic Forum named 1QBit a global Technology Pioneer in recognition of our leadership and ability to impact the world. Together with our partners in industry and academia, we are striving to fulfil this honour by building the foundations of the quantum information age.
At 1QBit, we believe that quantum technologies will form the next pillar of computational progress. From mechanical systems to vacuum tubes to transistors to integrated circuits, computing advances to keep pace with the expansion of human knowledge. We are just beginning to harness the quantum nature of the universe to assist our most advanced computing hardware at the fundamental level, but we already know this will be a revolution unlike any previous evolution in computing design. In the short term, quantum coprocessors will be used for complex problem solving. In the future, processors will harness the properties of quantum physics by design.
1QBit is empowering the global community of software developers and researchers with the foundational tools and expertise necessary to access and make use of quantum systems. Our future lies in the creation of entirely new possibilities for information processing. These possibilities will enable individuals and organizations to build novel applications that will uncover unique opportunities across industries and around the world.
1QBit is guided by a strong set of values that we’ve carried since our company’s inception. As we’ve grown, we’ve maintained our focus on five fundamental principles:
1QBit reframes problems and adapts conventional thinking to allow for quantum-ready and quantum-inspired solutions.
Industry Collaboration – We work with key players in major industries to tackle specific challenges and develop new solutions to old problems.
Foundational Tools – We engage in fundamental research and then package our most significant work into our software development kit and web services.
Knowledge Transfer – We share our expertise in quantum software to grow the community and put increasingly more powerful tools into the hands of more people.
"1QBit is paving the way for quantum technology: it's not enough to build the hardware; you have to know how to do something useful with it."