Dr. Jiri Minar, dr. Juraj Hasik and dr. Arghavan Safavi-Naini obtained a Proof-of-Concept grant (100k EUR) from IXA-UvA to integrate state-of-the-art quantum physics inspired classical computational methods with quantum algorithms, to address the limitations of current quantum hardware, offering a groundbreaking solution for industries grappling with large datasets and complex optimization tasks.
The primary goal is to implement classical-quantum algorithms focused on combinatorial optimization, a critical task across various industries. By employing divide and conquer techniques, they partition large problem instances, optimizing them for quantum processors of a limited size and apply the state-of-the-art tensor network based algorithms to process the classical part of the computation. This unique feature not only enhances efficiency but also makes the technology readily applicable for commercial use.
The researchers are planning to start a spin-off: Hydra Computing based on this invention and are currently following the ACE incubator program to enhance their entrepreneurship skills.
For IXA -HvA and HvA Venture Centre 2024 started positive with their partnership in full swing. It is a milestone in the mission to support students from all AUAS faculties in developing their entrepreneurial competences. The Venture Centre is dedicated to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit within AUAS student community. Through different initiatives like the 10K […]News
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Berno Bucker will step into the role of interim director of Demonstrator Lab VU. He’s succeeding Linda van de Burgwal, who was director for the past two years. Berno is no stranger to the Demonstrator Lab, having launched his own start-up there six years ago and spending the last four years coaching Demonstrator Lab projects. […]News