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Quandela and Welinq Join Forces to Create Custom Quantum Interconnects for Photonic Quantum Computing

Quandela the European leader in photonic quantum computing, and Welinq, a leading quantum networking company, proudly announce a transformative partnership for the quantum industry. This collaboration combines Quandela’s expertise in photonic quantum computing with Welinq’s pioneering full-stack quantum interconnects technology, to provide custom quantum links for photonic quantum computers, setting new industry standards and paving the way for clusters of interconnected and error-corrected photonic quantum computers.

EDF, Alice & Bob, Quandela and CNRS Partner to Optimize Quantum Computing’s Energy Efficiency

The French electric utility company EDF, along with quantum computing companies Quandela and Alice & Bob, and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), have signed an agreement to collaborate on an innovative project to optimize energy consumption in quantum computing.

The project, named “Energetic Optimisation of Quantum Circuits” (OECQ), will, in the first phase, compare the energy requirements of high-performance computing (HPC) systems with those of quantum computers.

Quandela’s Pilot Line Launch: A New Semiconductor Manufacturing Site

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our first manufacturing pilot line for high-performance photonic qubit devices. This significant milestone underscores our commitment to advancing error-corrected quantum computers.

Situated at The Photovoltaic Institute of Île-de-France (IPVF) in Paris-Saclay (FR), this facility merges integrated photonics technology with semiconductor quantum dot-based devices.

This state-of-the-art manufacturing plant integrates our extensive know-how with cutting-edge industrial processes. It is the first facility of its kind worldwide, dedicated entirely to photonic qubit production.

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Introducing Quandela Cloud 2.0

Quandela, the European-based quantum computing provider, is announcing the release of its new version of
its quantum computing cloud service, Quandela Cloud 2.0, providing end-users with the most powerful
platform for developing photonic quantum applications.

OVHcloud Inaugurates First European Cloud Quantum Computer developed by Quandela.

OVHcloud made history by inaugurating MosaiQ, the first Quantum computer available from a European Cloud service provider, developed specifically by Quandela. Witnessing the official deployment of our factory-built quantum computer in a record time of 8 months, from order to delivery, was truly remarkable, showcasing the incredible innovation and expertise of Quandela in the Quantum computing domain.

Quandela unveiled the first European quantum computer in North America!

Data centers and transmission networks each account for up to 1.5% of global consumption. The International Energy Agency has emphasized the urgent need to optimize data center operations to reduce energy consumption and maximize the use of renewable energy.

On this path, Exaion inaugurated Bellevue, the world’s first eco-friendly and decentralized data center, strategically located in the heart of Humano District in Quebec, alongside PINQ² – Plateforme d’innovation numérique et quantique and the Université de Sherbrooke. With the data center, Exaion is pioneering the hybridization of #HPC and #quantum computing.

#Quandela takes immense pride at designing quantum computers that work at ambient temperature and consume very low energy. By selecting Sherbrooke, Exaion and its innovative data center to house our cutting-edge quantum machine – we’ve chosen a data center that is exemplar in eco-responsibility and a location that is currently the most power-efficient in the market.

The launch of this hybrid data center brings together a growing ecosystem of partners in DistriQ, Zone d’innovation quantique de Sherbrooke. With our quantum acceleration program deployed in Quebec and the support and expertise of our local partners and universities, over 30,000 individuals will have the opportunity each year to learn, experiment, and access the combined capabilities of high-performance and quantum computing. Overall, this quantum computer will enable an ecosystem of 100 partners to generate $200M of yearly services in quantum computing.

Delivering our inaugural quantum computer outside of Europe within just five months, was made possible by optimizing our production capabilities at our factory in Massy, operational since June 2023.

The robustness of our supply chain, based on the photonics and semiconductor industries means that Quandela can now export machines abroad and help local ecosystems to accelerate their quantum innovation.
As waves of transformation continue to unfold, now is the time for businesses to strategically plan their quantum transformation.

Explore our structured quantum acceleration program, developed in collaboration with our partner ecosystem. We’re committed to ongoing co-development, ensuring businesses can navigate and harness the potential of quantum computing.

Start of EPIQUE, to developing the European photonic quantum computer

Today marks the kickoff of EPIQUE, a groundbreaking €10 million project led by Sapienza University of Rome and backed by the European Commission. With 18 partners, including Quandela, we are on a mission to pioneer the development of a European photonic quantum computer.

Shane Mansfield, Chief Research Officer at Quandela, said that “EPIQUE brings together an unprecedented consortium of the world’s leading lights from academic institutions and pioneering startups, covering the full spectrum from hardware development to quantum algorithms. The photonic track to quantum computing is highly promising for its prospects for scalability, and we aim for this project to be the vehicle for Europe to take pole position in the global race to build scalable quantum computers.”

Quandela Welcomes Xavier Pereira as Chief Growth Officer

We are thrilled to announce a significant addition to our leadership team at Quandela. Please join us in welcoming Xavier Pereira, who has recently joined our Board of Directors as Chief Growth Officer.

Xavier brings with him a wealth of experience, boasting over 30 years of expertise in Consulting, Sales, and Marketing, gained from esteemed companies such as Microsoft and IBM, across the globe. His remarkable track record and proven leadership in the industry make him a valuable asset as we continue our journey of innovation and transformation.

In his role as Chief Growth Officer, Xavier will spearhead our mission to guide organizations from the realm of Digital to Quantum Transformation. His strategic vision, coupled with a deep understanding of the evolving landscape, positions him perfectly to drive our company forward into new horizons.

We are not just gaining an experienced executive; we are gaining a partner in our commitment to excellence and growth. Xavier’s insights and leadership will undoubtedly play a pivotal role as we navigate the complexities of the quantum landscape.

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Replay LOQCathon 2.0 Highlights

LOQCathon 2.0 marks the second edition of the interdisciplinary Quantum Hackathon centered around Linear Optical Quantum Computation, utilising the Perceval software platform. Organised in collaboration with Quandela, Quantum Information Center Sorbonne and DIM QuanTiP, with the valuable backing of LIP6 – Laboratoire d’Informatique Sorbonne Université/CNRS & IMPMC. This event was proudly sponsored by OVHcloud, HQI France, PCQT, and boasts industry support from EDF and Thales.

If you want a taste of what happened during this event, check out our Youtube channel now!

New Product Unlocked in Quandela catalogue

 Scaleway introduced its on-demand Quantum as a Service (QaaS), in collaboration with Quandela. This QaaS, powered by Perceval simulation framework from Quandela and accelerated by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs, gives unprecedented access to the transformative capabilities of quantum computing.
Key Features:
▪ Scaleway embedded into Perceval as a built-in provider to run quantum circuits on remote instances.
▪ Accelerated emulations with high-performance GPU capabilities.
▪ Increased qubit count for wider algorithmic designs.
▪ Dedicated sessions for seamless quantum job execution.
▪ Globalized service with data centers in three European regions.
Explore a multitude of Use Cases, including quantum machine learning, AI pre-processing, simulation, and optimization. QaaS is your gateway to quantum success, offering solutions or efficient problem-solving and tackle complex challenges effortlessly.
Discover this new QaaS offer now!

Quantum As A Service (QaaS) – Quandela and Scaleway Join Forces to Democratize Quantum Computing

Starting today, Scaleway makes its QaaS service available to the public, powered by an exclusive circuit simulator from Quandela and accelerated by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. This technological advancement provides a powerful alternative until the first generation of large-scale quantum processing units (QPUs) arrives, expected by 2027-2030.

Quandela and Exaion, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, Announce an Agreement to Contribute to the Democratization of Quantum Computing in Europe and North America

We are thrilled to announce the groundbreaking partnership between Quandela and Exaion, an EDF Group subsidiary, aimed at democratising quantum computing in Europe and North America.

In this strategic alliance, Quandela will produce three scalable quantum computers for Exaion, empowering an extended cloud service. Exaion and Quandela will co-design an innovative HPC/quantum hybridisation offering to deploy real applications in key sectors such as energy, cybersecurity, automotive, aerospace, and finance.

The strategic deployment of three quantum computers in major innovation zones in Europe and North America ensures competitive, agile, and high-performance solutions for end-users.

Quandela secures €50 million to support international expansion

Quandela has successfully secured over €50 million from investors, the French government through the France 2030 Plan, and banking partners. New investors, Serena, Credit Mutuel Innovation, and the European Innovation Council Fund, have joined the company’s capital, alongside existing historical investors, Bpifrance, OMNES Capital and Quantonation.

First Quandela Quantum computer delivered and installed in OVHcloud datacenter

Quandela has delivered its first quantum computer, MosaiQ, to one of OVHcloud datacenters. This delivery marks a significant milestone for Quandela, as it becomes the first European quantum computing player to supply a machine to an industrial client.

Quandela Welcomes Professor Thomas Volz as Chief Technology Officer of the German Branch

Quandela is strengthening its European leadership team with the appointment of Professor Thomas Volz as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for its German branch. The appointment of Professor Volz marks a key milestone in the company’s international expansion strategy. The German branch of Quandela will now be able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of one of the leading experts in quantum technologies, photonics and semiconductors.

Quandela Interns 2023

Welcome to our tribute video honouring the exceptional Quandela Interns of 2023!

Join us as we shine a spotlight on our incredible interns, we extend our deepest gratitude for the unforgettable impact they have made on Quandela. Their brilliance, enthusiasm, and dedication have been nothing short of awe-inspiring.

The 2023 Jean Jerphagnon Prize recognises Niccolo SOMASCHI.

We’re so proud and honoured to announce that our CTO, Cofounder, and Chairman Niccolo Somaschi was awarded by the esteemed prize Jean Jerphagnon for his scientific work on quantum light emitters and their implementation in quantum technologies and quantum computing.

Quandela’s first  quantum computer manufacturing facility!

It is with immense pride and gratitude that we share the remarkable milestone we have achieved with the successful inauguration of Quandela’s first-ever Quantum Computing Factory on June 20th, in presence of French Minister of Digital Transition and Telecommunications Jean-Noël BarrotNicolas Dufourcq CEO of Bpifrance and Alain Aspect, 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics and member of the scientific board of Quandela

During this amazing inauguration day, Pascale Senellart has been awarded with the French ‘Ordre National du Mérite’ from the Minister and Quandela has been announced laureate of the call for project “Première Usine” de #France2030, (Secretary general for investment) operated by Bpifrance

Last week, we marked a groundbreaking moment in the world of technology as we embark on a new era of computing capabilities. Our team of brilliant minds, experts, and visionaries have worked tirelessly to transform innovative ideas into tangible reality. It is through their dedication, expertise, and sheer determination that we have accomplished this significant feat.

This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our valued partners, investors, and stakeholders. Your belief in our mission and the trust you have all placed in us have been pivotal in shaping the success of this project. 

As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we remain committed to pioneering the frontiers of quantum computing, unlocking its immense potential, and revolutionising various industries and sectors.

Join us on this exciting journey and catch a glimpse of our inauguration ceremony in our latest video!

Quandela teams up with Eviden to provide quantum computing services to industry!

We’re proud to announce our new business partnership with Eviden, which will allow us to propose joint quantum offers. We will provide our quantum computing capacities, on premise and on cloud, to Eviden customers to address industry-specific use cases related to life science, energy, finance, defence, automotive and retail.

This partnership will enable us both to contribute significantly towards the development of cutting-edge solutions in these fields by combining our respective expertise in quantum computing.

OVHcloud purchases its first Quandela quantum computer to spur innovation in the Quantum ecosystem

Doubling down on its efforts in quantum computing, the Group’s goal is to provide its research and development department with the right tools to experiment with a Quantum Processing Unit (QPU) based machine for various use cases. This comes in addition to the announcement, last summer, of a plan to offer quantum-based calculation as-a-service through several emulators, including Perceval, the programming framework developed by Quandela.

CryptoNext Security and Quandela join forces!

CryptoNext Security and Quandela announce business partnership to offer an integrated security solution that will secure the implementation of post-quantum communication protocols.

Researchers now have access to the first free high-performance quantum emulation services

Great news from HQI France who has has a new resource available for the quantum community. Perceval, our photonic quantum simulation and programming software suite, is now available on GENCI’s Joliot-Curie supercomputer, hosted at CEA’s TGCC! Academic and industrial researchers can now benefit from the first high-performance quantum emulation services.

Perceval is a suite of open-source tools for simulating and/or programming photonic quantum devices. It offers an intuitive interface that allows users to build complex photonic circuits with ease.

The purpose of this release is twofold: it provides the quantum community with access to a high-quality toolset for quantum simulation, while al

Pascale Senellart among the new members of ‘The Academy of Sciences’

Pascale Senellart has just been elected as a member of the french ‘Academy of Sciences’ for the section of Science Applications along with 17 more new members.

The Academy adapts to the fast pace of scientific progress by regularly electing new members. It thus ensures the broadest possible coverage of all scientific fields, including scientific fields, including the most emerging ones, and nourishes the richness of the debates and work within its groups and committees.

The Academy currently has 286 members, 120 foreign associates and 63 correspondents. The new members are elected by the whole Academy, on proposal of the different sections.

QuaCS and Quandela: highlighting the potential of quantum algorithms

QuaCS, an Inria project team specialising in quantum computing, and Quandela, a pioneering start-up in the development of photonic quantum computers, have taken the decision to bring their complementary skill sets together to form a partnership. So far, this partnership has been able to develop an algorithm for simulating the behaviour of photons, as well as a graphical language for optimising photonic circuits.

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LOQCathon 2022: Challenge UnLOQCed!

3 days, 12 teams, 60+ participants from more than 10 countries across Europe, 5 projects, 3 prize team winners.

At the Crossroads of Physics and Software, LOQCathon was the first interdisciplinary Quantum Hackathon on Linear Optical Quantum Computation with the software platform Perceval, powered by Quandela with a partnership of QICS (Quantum Information Center Sorbonne) and with a support of LIP6 – CNRS.

The event was sponsored by OVHCloud, HQI (France Hybrid HPC Quantum Initiative) and Region Ile De France.

If you want a taste of what happened during this event, check out our Youtube channel now!

100 French tech personalities who have marked 2022 according to FRENCHWEB.FR

Pascale Senellart, Cofounder and CSO of Quandela, has been named one of the 100 French tech personalities who have marked 2022 according to FRENCHWEB.FR

During the past months, the FRENCHWEB.FR team had the chance to meet entrepreneurs, researchers, politicians, decision-makers, public actors, and at the end of the year, they highlight 100 personalities who have particularly marked or whose initiatives have been reported to them.

We are proud of Pascale and we hope to continue to see more women in tech!

Sigma Reply becomes a Quandela certified partner

Quandela and Sigma Reply are delighted to announce that Sigma Reply will become Quandela’s first official certified partner.

With expertise in Quantum Computing developed since 2018 and after having reviewed Quandela full stack offering, Sigma Reply chooses to become a Certified Consulting Partner of Quandela, the leading European photonic quantum computer company. Sigma Reply will train and certify its application engineers to Quandela’s simulator Perceval and photonic processors MosaiQ, and will have a preview access to Quandela’s Cloud QPU service.

Photonic Quantum Computing For Polymer Classification Whitepaper

Co-authored by Alysophil and Quandela, this new whitepaper explores a chemically-determined complexity for real polymer data.

Pack Quantique Île-de-France Region

Quandela, the Borelli Center of the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and Thales worked together for this 9th project in the framework of the Pack-Quantique of the Île-de-France Region

The Pack-Quantique, created in 2020, and carried in partnership with TERATEC and GENCI, connects key stakeholders in the ecosystem to foster the development of quantum computing.

This new project aims to explore the benefit of quantum computing in drone air traffic management and is yet another great example of multi-stakeholder collaboration.

The first European quantum computer in the cloud, developed by Quandela

Quandela launches the first European online service giving access to its quantum computers assembled and hosted in its Massy premises. Scientists, industry players, and companies can thus access several photonic processors for calculations of up to 5 photonic qubits. Quandela is aiming for 12 qubits available online by the end of 2023, each additional photonic qubit doubling the computing power of the quantum computer.

This project has been supported by the “Programme d’investissement d’avenir” operated by Bpifrance

Quandela and EDF work together to use photonic quantum computing to simulate hydroelectric dam structures

Quandela and leading French energy company EDF have signed a partnership agreement to study the contribution of photonic computing to numerical simulations of hydroelectric dam deformation. The use of this breakthrough technology could increase the accuracy of the simulations, speed up the calculations and reduce the energy consumption of the same calculations. In the longer term, the ambition is to generalize the simulation models to other types of industrial applications and to extend photonic calculation to Machine Learning used in particular in consumption forecasting.

Quandela and ONERA join forces to study applications of photonic quantum computing to aerospace

Quandela has joined forces with ONERA and MBDA as part of the Ile-de-France Region project: Quantum Advantage for Aircraft Engine Design (AQCMA). AQCMA will last 18 months, aiming to reduce simulation time of aircraft combustion chambers by exploiting quantum machine learning. This is a new opportunity for Quandela to use its technology for concrete industrial applications.

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Quandela and EIC Accelerator

We’re thrilled to announce that Quandela has been selected by European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) as one of the fortunate few projects to be offered a grant! The EIC will fund Quandela’s industrialisation of the fabrication of optical quantum computers. This is an honour for us, and moreover a great signal as it shows that the European Union is accelerating investments in breakthrough technologies in order to match foreign competition. Quantum computing has the potential to change every aspect of our everyday life and recent news we have shared here prove that these are well on the way!

Quandela is teaming up with CEA-Leti to develop a very high-performance photonic chip 

Quandela has signed a partnership with the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Leti) to produce a 100% French high-performance photonic chip. As part of this partnership, CEA-Leti is making its expertise and manufacturing platform available to Quandela. The first chips will be available in early 2023. 

The latest release of Perceval introduces connectors

This release introduces connectors that open up the world of photonic processing to third party frameworks tailored for gate-based qubit quantum processing (e.g. Qiskit). The release also incorporates some of the latest advances in photonic quantum computing, including the LOv-calculus, a graphical rewriting tool that in particular enables automated simplification of photonic quantum circuits.

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Quandela’s Interns 2022

The interns shared some of their thoughts on their experience working at the company. The entire team at Quandela is dedicated to make sure that every single one of our interns are happy, excited and well prepared for the future.
They are the future of our industry, and we’re so grateful for their hard work and dedication.

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Quandela: Making of a bright adventure!

We’re so excited to share with you, our incredible community, what we have in the works for this Autumn. This is a making of video for the upcoming announcement, where we’ll be talking about our future goals, what we’ve been up to and how excited we are to grow.

Quandela and OVHcloud

Quandela & OVHcloud partner to make Perceval available, allowing developers to run quantum algorithms by simulating optical processors on OVH Cloud


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Quandela is a European start up that provides photonic quantum computers that are modular, scalable, energy-efficient and accessible both on the cloud and on premise. Our team specialises in the development of both software and hardware solutions for a variety of quantum applications. We offer a wide range of services, from developing the most efficient and brightest single photons sources, to creating algorithms for quantum computers and providing cloud quantum computing solutions. 

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