Microscopic image of a 25-qubit Contralto processor by QuantWare

QuantWare, a leading provider of superconducting quantum processors, has been awarded €7.5M from the European Innovation Council to democratise quantum computing with scalable and customisable quantum processors.

This funding will support the company to further develop its proprietary technology to rapidly scale quantum processors far beyond today’s limited qubit counts.

The EIC Accelerator is Europe’s most competitive public funding instrument, aimed at supporting startups in achieving high impact technological and scientific breakthroughs to address global challenges. This was the first cut-off of the new EIC Accelerator ‘enhanced pilot’ for which 1091 organisations applied, but only 74 were selected.

“We are delighted to receive the support of the European Innovation Council in this exceptionally competitive round.” said Matthijs Rijlaarsdam, CEO and co-founder of QuantWare. “This project will bring quantum processors much larger than the current state of the art to the European ecosystem and beyond.”

QuantWare is a TU Delft / QuTech spin-off that develops, designs and fabricates scalable superconducting quantum processors. QuantWare was founded by quantum engineer Alessandro Bruno and TU Delft graduate MSc Matthijs Rijlaarsdam. They met while doing research at QuTech, the quantum technology research institute on TU Delft Campus. The company develops technology that will massively scale the number of qubits in a single processor, to create processors that can perform useful quantum computation in the near term.