On Friday December 1st, an European consortium gathered at BSC to organize a project to build a Coherent Quantum Annealer using the technology of superconducting circuits. The BSC group led by Dr. Pol Forn-Díaz and Prof. J. I. Latorre will coordinate the consortium.
The consortium will participate in the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies call. With this call, the European Union aims at bringing the European research at the forefront worldwide in the development of quantum technologies. The consortium led by the BSC team is formed out of researchers from Germany, Switzerland and Spain.
The FET call on quantum technologies was launched after the publication of the Quantum Manifesto endorsed by many important European scientists as a response to the growing industry on quantum technologies particularly in the US and China.