The PlanQK community continues to grow – at the joint meeting with representatives of the AutoQML, ProvideQ, QUASIM and QuasT projects in Berlin, the use of the PlanQK platform for further research results and implementations from the field of quantum computing was discussed.
At the meeting, organized by the accompanying research, the goals and technological orientation of the new projects as well as possible integrations of the project results with PlanQK were discussed over 2 days. It pays off that PlanQK was designed as an open ecosystem from the beginning – the underlying platform now offers researchers, developers and user organizations the possibility not only to use their results themselves in the form of research findings or usable implementations for quantum computers, but also to make them available to third parties.
The PlanQK ecosystem is also open for further collaborations – in the future, not only the collaboration with further research projects from the BMWK’s funding call „Quantum Computing – Applications for Industry“ will be evaluated, but also the collaboration with funding projects from other areas will be strengthened.
Information about the new research projects
Quantum computers enable machine learning (ML) approaches to be accelerated and new solution approaches to be developed. However, the implementation of such quantum algorithms is highly application case specific and therefore requires characteristic development by interdisciplinary quantum software engineers. The AutoQML project aims to simplify these processes. The goal is to extend approaches for the automation of machine learning by quantum computing, among other things in order to be able to solve problems in the production and automotive area more simply and faster.
More information at: www.autoqml.ai
Quantum computing can lead to disruptive changes in many areas of industry, for example by solving complex optimization problems in logistics or semiconductor manufacturing more efficiently. However, in order for industry and society to fully benefit from future quantum computers, a low-threshold access is needed, which in particular does not require the user to have a deep knowledge of the underlying physics. QuaST will make this possible by developing software and tools in a unique holistic approach.
In the ProvideQ project, leading global service providers in the field of logistics are cooperating with experts in software and algorithm engineering, optimization theory and quantum information. Together they develop new concepts and methods for bridging the gap between industrial applications and requirements on the one hand and the practical use of innovative quantum computers on the other. In doing so, the project involves providers of algorithmic services to make them ready for the quantum era. The goal is to enable larger sectors of the German economy to benefit from the advantages of quantum computing (QC) through their multiplier effect.
The goal of the „QC-Enhanced Service Ecosystem for Simulation in Manufacturing“ (QUASIM) project is to develop and test quantum computing (QC) algorithms and technologies for critical simulation issues in manufacturing, methodically embed them in Industrie 4.0 frameworks as „Quantum-as-a-Service“ (QaaS), and provide practice-oriented knowledge transfer for production-oriented simulation based on QC. With the help of different QC algorithms and technologies, QUASIM will investigate whether and how simulations of manufacturing processes can be optimized and accelerated.
More information at: https://www.quasim-project.de/