Germany’s Helmholtz Association centres DESY and Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Canada’s TRIUMF, TRIUMF Innovations, D-Wave Systems Inc., and 1QBit have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly establish corresponding Canadian and German quantum computing and machine learning networks and to collaborate on applied quantum computing and machine learning initiatives of mutual interest.
The MOU was an outcome of the Data Science and Quantum Computing Workshop hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 27-29 2018. This workshop provided a unique forum that brought together researchers, private companies, users, system providers, hardware and software experts, and government partners in an intimate setting to identify and solve data science and quantum computing problems together. During the workshop, the research and private sector organizations signing the MOU quickly recognized they shared a long-term goal of translating data science research into applications for discovery and innovation and could accelerate their interdisciplinary work through collaboration.
This excerpt was taken from a TRIUMF press release published on July 17, 2018. Read the whole release here.
“For fields that are as revolutionary and disruptive as quantum computing and machine learning, collaboration is the way to ensure that the enormous potential we see is transformed into the best real-world applications. Not only will Canada and Germany reap the rewards of this agreement, the whole world benefits when experts in science and technology work together and share knowledge. Interdisciplinary collaboration is already a key component of 1QBit’s work, and we look forward to extending this to the researchers, businesses, and other experts that are a part of these networks.”
– Andrew Fursman, CEO, 1QBitBACK