Spain’s dominance in quantum may not be readily apparent looking at statistics such as total investments and number of startups, yet through a week of studying the ecosystem, it is prolific in educating, providing experience and in many cases exporting talent throughout the world.
And there are numerous examples of where these talented quantum individuals stay at home at Spanish start-ups and scale-ups.
Multiverse Computing (a scale-up quantum force) and its CEO Enrique Lizaso Olmos tell you on their website they make quantum software for extreme ideas; ideas which relate to practical uses in finance, manufacturing, energy, mobility and cybersecurity. Based in San Sebastian, and founded in 2019, Multiverse recently published a study a illustrating “how a new algorithm run on a quantum annealing system…can optimize investment portfolios automatically with returns that match traditional portfolios.”
QCentroid, self-described as “Quantum Tech & Web3 for exponential impact” is led by Co-founder and CEO Carlos Kuchkovsky. Meeting Kuchkovsky in person, one is immediately struck by the passion for this nascent, blossoming technology in particular when speaking about finding and benchmarking quantum algorithms for high impact uses cases.
Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech’s Co-founder Victor Canivell is a friendly, world-wise leader in the quantum space. The spinoff from Barcelona Supercomputer Center, Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies and University of Barcelona was also founded in 2019. Canivell and team leverage a vast history in the scientific and business communities to develop “high-quality superconducting qubit quantum computers, both gate-based and analog-based, with a special focus on its new generation of coherent analog quantum processors and a powerful and easy-to-use cloud access toolset.”
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