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From quantum computing to the market. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center case for Southern Europe


Oct 31 2023, Tuesday06:00 PM - 08:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore


32 Carpenter Street, 059911

, Singapore



Singapore and Barcelona share common goals and objectives in the race to being a quantum enabled nation and it is only natural that the 2 nations and their eco-systems join forces to create a larger global impact.
The key players in both ecosystems will be discussing the latest on how quantum computing can deliver solutions to the market.
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Spain is currently taking a prominent role in advancing the quantum computing field, with multiple hubs for quantum innovation situated in the regions of Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid and the Basque Country. Among these hubs, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) stands as the keystone of the Southern Europe quantum ecosystem. This pivotal institution is not only poised to host a publicly accessible gate-based quantum computer, as part of the Quantum Spain initiative, which involves an ambitious investment of 22 million Euros, but it has also expressed interest in hosting an alternative analog quantum computer, as one of the six sites across Europe designated to host and operate a quantum computer under the EuroQCS (European Quantum Computing & Simulation) infrastructure. The remarkable success of Barcelona's quantum endeavours is the result of a collaborative effort involving universities, public and private investment, and government support, catalysing an important hub for quantum excellence in Southern Europe. DISCUSSION The conference will serve as a presentation of the project to the Singapore deep tech ecosystem, as well as an opportunity to understand how quantum computing is already shaping the new horizons in Singapore. • How quantum computing will change our day-to-day life by 2030 • How Qilimanjaro plans to facilitate the access to the private and public sectors • How international players can access and benefit the new gate-based quantum computer in the BSC-CNS with also the new EuroQCS analog quantum computer PROGRAM Welcome address: • SGInnovate • Antonio García Rebollar, Embassy of Spain in Singapore – ICEX SPAIN TRADE AND INVESTMENT • Jordi Maluquer, Government of Catalonia – ACCIO • Xavier Mayo, Barcelona City Council Keynote address: • Albert Solana, Chief Business Officer at Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech Dialogue with: • Albert Solana, CBO at Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech • Jing Yi Chan, Head of Operations and Business of Entropica Labs • Ruben Criado, CEO at Arquimea Research Center • Interventions from the audience NETWORKING After the event, there will be time for networking between the participants. Wine and refreshments will be served. ABOUT US BARCELONA-CATALONIA is a land of opportunity, smart, open-minded and tech-friendly. Diversified economy and funding, talented workforce, world-class research institutions and world events, the 3rd preferred European city to locate a startup. Barcelona Catalonia Startup Ecosystem is a project promoted by ACCIÓ -Catalonia Trade and Investment- Generalitat de Catalunya and the Barcelona City Council-Barcelona Activa. ICEX SPAIN TRADE AND INVESTMENT is the Spanish government agency for the promotion of trade and investments and support the internationalisation of Spanish companies and the attraction of foreign investments. It has 102 offices around the world and in Singapore it is represented by the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain.

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Date: 31 Oct 2023, Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Location: 32 Carpenter Street, 059911


Speaker's Profile:

Albert Solana , Chief Business Officer, Qilimanjaro
Albert Solana

Albert Solana is the Chief Business Officer at Qilimanjaro. Holds a postgraduate in Quantum Engineering (UPC), an MBA at ESADE & Stern NYU and a BSc in Computer Science (UPC). He developed his professional experience in the consulting business in innovative technologies. Currently focused on the software development for the quantum computers and design B2B services to let companies take the quantum benefits to their business processes. Qilimanjaro is a 2019 funded company that brings practical applications of quantum computing to the market in a shorter timeframe than digital quantum computers, by using a different but complementary model of quantum computation: the analog model.

Speaker's Profile:

Jing Yi Chan, Head of Operations and Business, Entropica Labs
Jing Yi Chan

Jing Yi is the Head of Operations and Business of Entropica Labs. She started her career with IBM and has held various roles in ASEAN markets on projects involving hardware and hybrid cloud platforms, high-performance computing, AI, Big Data and IoT software solutions for Industry 4.0. She was also an IBM Quantum Distinguished Ambassador and has led the Cognitive Solutions portfolio in Singapore. Jing Yi holds a physics degree from Imperial College London, where her final year research was on direct and indirect detection methods on identifying dark matter candidates. Entropica Labs is a company focused on building software tools for designing, constructing and deploying large-scale quantum algorithms to quantum computers. Using their expertise, Entropica Labs designs software that works on the most advanced cloud quantum computing platforms, ensuring a smooth integration, testing and benchmarking across workflows, models and systems.

Speaker's Profile:

Rubén Criado, CEO, Arquimea Research Center
Rubén Criado

Rubén Criado is CEO at Arquimea Research Center. Business leader and serial entrepreneur, tech generalist, and results-oriented business leader with a deep belief in technology as a central tool for society's advance, with 15 years of experience in Deep Tech, with a deep understanding from R&D to market value delivery. In 2020 he created Arquimea Research Center. Arquimea is a tech company that operates in high-demanding sectors to contribute to the development and progress of society. Arquimea provides innovative solutions based on proprietary tecnologies in sectors such as Space, Defense, Aeronautic, Agrotech, Healthcare & Welness or Astrophisics. Arquimea Research Center has the goal of develop disruptive technologies, through basic and advanced research, going beyond the state-of-the-art with a product-oriented approach.