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Efficient QUantum ALgorithms for IndusTrY

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Total project cost
€6 043 935
EU Contribution
€6 043 935
Project Acronym
EQUALITY
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Transport mode
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Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The EU-funded EQUALITY project will bring together scientists, innovators and prominent industrial players to develop cutting-edge quantum algorithms tackling strategic industrial problems. The consortium will develop a set of algorithmic primitives, including differential equation solvers, material simulation algorithms and quantum optimisers, that could be used as modules for various industry-specific workflows. A large part of the consortium efforts will be devoted to developing optimal quantum computing hardware using advanced algorithms. EQUALITY aims to place Europe at the forefront of the quantum technology field. The targeted applications could bring billions of euros to end users and technology providers over the coming decades

Objectives

A quantum revolution is unfolding, and European scientists are on the lead. Now, it is time to take decisive action and transform our scientific potential into a competitive advantage. Achieving this goal will be critical to ensuring Europe’s technological sovereignty in the coming decades. EQUALITY brings together scientists, innovators, and prominent industrial players with the mission of developing cutting-edge quantum algorithms to solve strategic industrial problems. The consortium will develop a set of algorithmic primitives which could be used as modules for various industry-specific workflows. These primitives include differential equation solvers, material simulation algorithms, quantum optimisers, etc. To focus our efforts, we target eight paradigmatic industrial problems. These problems are likely to yield to early quantum advantage and pertain to the aerospace and energy storage industries. They include airfoil aerodynamics, battery and fuel cell design, space mission optimisation, etc. Our goal is to develop quantum algorithms for real industrial problems using real quantum hardware. This requires grappling with the limitations of present-day quantum hardware. Thus, we will devote a large portion of our efforts to developing strategies for optimal hardware exploitation. These low-level implementations will account for the effects of noise and topology and will optimise algorithms to run on limited hardware. EQUALITY will build synergies with Quantum Flagship projects and Europe’s thriving ecosystem of quantum start-ups. Use cases will be tested on quantum hardware from three of Europe’s leading vendors and two HPC centres. The applications targeted have the potential of creating billions of euros for end-users and technology providers over the coming decades. With EQUALITY, we aim at playing a role in unlocking this value and placing Europe at the centre of this development. The project gathers 9 partners and has a budget of €6M over 3 years.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.2 - Key Digital Technologies
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02-10 Strengthening the quantum software ecosystem for quantum computing platforms (RIA)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
CAPGEMINI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Address
POTSDAMER PLATZ 5, 10785 Berlin, Germany
EU Contribution
€634 375
Partner Organisations
Organisation
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
Address
DOMAINE DE VOLUCEAU ROCQUENCOURT, 78153 LE CHESNAY CEDEX, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€501 885
Organisation
Universiteit Leiden
Address
Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€578 968
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€964 078
Organisation
QU & CO AI BV
Address
PALESTRINASTRAAT 12 H, 1071 LE Amsterdam, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€1 379 875
Organisation
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
LINDER HOHE, 51147 KOLN, Germany
EU Contribution
€964 880
Organisation
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Address
KREETSLAG 10, 21129 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€726 250
Organisation
DA VINCI LABS
Address
LA VALLIERE, 37380 Reugny, France
EU Contribution
€231 125

Technologies

Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
Manoeuvring control algorithms for cooperative automation
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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