Pasqal and Rahko partner to advance quantum chemistry aided by Quantum Computing

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June 22, 2020

Pasqal and Rahko are excited to announce a 2-year collaborative project co-funded by Région Île-de-France, as part of the Innov’up Leader PIA programme.

Within the project, Pasqal and Rahko will jointly develop algorithms to solve advanced chemistry problems, and fully implement them on Pasqal’s upcoming Rydberg atoms Quantum Processor.

I am very glad to work hand-by-hand with Rahko and to leverage both their unique quantum machine learning skills and the scaling potential of neutral atoms. This joint project is key to bring practical solutions for Quantum Chemistry, in the short term.

Georges-Olivier Reymond, Chief Executive Officer of Pasqal

We are really pleased to be working with the world-class research team at Pasqal, with the support and funding of Région Île-de-France. Rydberg atom quantum hardware holds great promise for scalability and low error rates, and we are thrilled to be working with Pasqal on algorithms that will enable us to jointly explore the full potential of a Rydberg atom device.

Leonard Wossnig, Chief Executive Officer of Rahko

About Rahko

Rahko is a London-based quantum machine learning company building the capability to better model the behaviour of drugs, chemical reactions and the design of advanced materials with greater speed and accuracy than current state-of-the-art technologies. With its ambition to ‘Solve Chemistry’, Rahko brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts in machine learning, quantum chemistry and quantum computing, to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. The company has the backing of Balderton Capital, Europe’s leading early-stage venture capital investor and a scientific advisory board with many leading figures in computational chemistry and quantum machine learning.

About Pasqal

Pasqal is a Quantum Computing startup, located in France and born out of works performed at Institut d’Optique / CNRS. The team builds on a decade of expertise and numerous achievements in the engineering of lasers, atom manipulation with lasers and detection systems, to manufacture Quantum Information Processors that tackle complex issues, from fundamental science to grand challenges. Pasqal is backed by Quantonation, an early stage venture capital fund focusing on Deep Physics and Quantum Technologies.