Our work

The next generation of quantum knowledge

Learn quantum computing and accelerate research efforts

Empowering individuals and businesses to become quantum ready

We support quantum users at every stage - from learning the building blocks to operating our advanced research-grade solutions. We develop tools and systems that enable leading researchers in quantum technology to push the frontiers of the field.

We also empower the community at the very beginning of a quantum professional’s journey, with the tools necessary to help anyone learn quantum computing.

We have a dual mission to help newcomers enter the field, and to make every C-Suite executive quantum conversant. Black Opal removes all barriers to understanding how quantum computing can change the world and gives a competitive edge to individuals and organizations.

Michael J. Biercuk, Founder & CEO at Q-CTRL

Solutions for learning

Go from zero background to programming real quantum computers

Learning quantum computing doesn’t have to be difficult. While the majority of available material has been limited or overly technical for newcomers to the field, our interactive learning platform addresses this gap.

Black Opal is an interactive learning platform designed to help anyone learn in quantum computing.

Combining accessible and interactive modules with engaging content and gamified skills development, Black Opal is the perfect entry to the field – from curious students to professional developers.

Black Opal can be used independently or as a companion to formal coursework – on campus, or online.

Solutions for research

Accelerate PhD research

We work with academic teams and PhD students who are leading global efforts to make quantum technology a reality.

We understand that the priority for research students and doctoral candidates is speed – and to focus on the big questions in quantum technology - but unstable hardware, onerous manual tasks, and bug hunting in code inevitably gets in the way.

Our advanced quantum control software Boulder Opal provides everything needed to achieve more – and faster through cutting edge AI for hardware, quantum control tools and libraries, and the world’s most comprehensive and best-performing optimization engine for quantum devices. Onboarding to code execution takes less than five minutes.

We support individual users, small teams, or entire institutions through multi-user site licenses.

Real-world use cases

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This groundbreaking application of autonomous quantum sensors in space exploration will be invaluable in leveraging extraterrestrial resources to establish permanent human bases on the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia
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We used Qiskit Pulse and Q-CTRL’s Boulder Opal to run error-robust quantum gates on a five-qubit IBM Quantum Canary processor. These results show just how powerful pulse-level control can be for programming a quantum computer over the cloud.
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This was a rare opportunity for some of our leading transport innovators and quantum computing experts to come together to tackle complex transport network management and congestion problems.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads
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The team at Q-CTRL was able to rapidly develop a professionally engineered machine learning solution that allowed us to make sense from our data and gain real insights into how to improve our hardware.
Dr. Cornelius Hempel
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It was really easy to go from code to experiments. I started from the relevant notebook in the documentation, followed the steps, adapted when necessary, and it simply worked! We’re now using Q-CTRL pulses that allow us to cut the time of our gates by eight times.
Marina Kudra, PhD student at Chalmers
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Q-CTRL’s work has the potential to significantly improve algorithmic performance and hardware stability in quantum processors.
Alex Hill, Rigetti

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