Glasgow, United Kingdom – QURECA (Quantum Resources & Careers) has teamed with Q-CTRL, an Australian-based technology company using quantum control to make quantum technology useful, to set an ambitious target to build a robust talent pipeline with a targeted focus on youth education through to making every C-Suite executive quantum ready through a new collaboration.
QURECA, the first quantum training and recruitment platform, supports the development of a skilled and diverse quantum workforce. QURECA offers online training courses to learners all round the world to gain relevant skills and competencies in the field of quantum technologies.
Q-CTRL specializes in infrastructure software to deliver useful quantum computing technology to enterprises. Leveraging their world-leading expertise in quantum control and their exceptional product design and software engineering, Q-CTRL developed the EdTech platform Black Opal, to help anyone go from zero to programming real quantum computers through an intuitive and highly interactive visual interface.
The two companies are combining their expertise to deliver an interactive experience for anyone who wants to learn quantum computing, no matter their level of background knowledge. Building a robust foundation increasing an understanding of the impact and functioning of quantum computing from early career through to executive level is essential to facilitate enterprise adoption of quantum computing.
Quantum computing is projected to become an $850B/y market by 2050 according to the Boston Consulting Group, and enterprises from industrial chemistry and materials through to finance and logistics which engage early stand to gain enormous first-mover advantages. The difficulty of gaining a deep and useful understanding of what quantum computing is and how it works poses a true strategic risk to enterprises who may otherwise be left behind.
“Black Opal is the world’s leading interactive Quantum Computing EdTech platform – made by actual quantum tech professionals – that delivers all the basic skills needed to understand the true power of quantum computing through a simple modular approach,” said Q-CTRL CEO and Founder Prof. Michael J. Biercuk. “Our team has developed ‘Duolingo for quantum’ and our partnership with QURECA is helping expand our reach to build an empowered customer base and talent pipeline.”
“This collaboration opens a new way to learn about quantum technologies, where different options will be available for a diverse audience. Q-CTRL’s tool Black Opal will be an excellent part of our offering to bring quantum to everyone,“ said QURECA Founder and CEO Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez.
The companies are partnering to provide impactful educational resources to motivate and prepare newcomers to quantum computing. Through their new collaboration, QURECA and Q-CTRL are working together to expand quantum education to software developers, business analysts, executives, investors, technology professionals, high school and undergraduate students, science fans, and self-learners, and to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Their joint efforts are a critical component of the global effort to build the talent pipeline needed to support the rapidly growing quantum technology industry.
Q-CTRL is building the quantum technology industry by overcoming the fundamental challenge in the field – hardware error and instability. Q-CTRL’s quantum control infrastructure software for R&D professionals and quantum computing end users delivers the highest performance error-correcting and suppressing techniques globally, and provides a unique capability accelerating the pathway to the first useful quantum computers. This foundational technology also applies to a new generation of quantum sensors, and enables Q-CTRL to shape and underpin every application of quantum technology.
Q-CTRL has assembled the world’s foremost team of expert quantum-control engineers, providing solutions to many of the most advanced quantum computing and sensing teams globally. Q-CTRL has been an inaugural member of the IBM Quantum Startup network since 2018, and recently announced a partnership with Transport for NSW, delivering its enterprise infrastructure software to transport data scientists exploring quantum computing. Q-CTRL is funded by SquarePeg Capital, Sierra Ventures, Sequoia Capital China, Data Collective, Horizons Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Airbus Ventures, and Ridgeline Partners. The company has international headquarters in Sydney, Los Angeles, and Berlin.
About QURECA Ltd.
In 2019, the Royal Society described QURECA Ltd. as the company that “fills the gaps in the existing quantum community, creating a society ready for quantum through a common language.” QURECA provides a range of professional services, business development, and the solution to the quantum workforce skills bottleneck. QURECA is the first online platform for quantum training and resourcing, to support individuals and businesses to be part of the quantum revolution.