The Trinity Quantum Alliance (TQA) will be the catalyst for investment in quantum technology in Ireland – with the ultimate goal being to construct a vibrant ecosystem to the benefit of various industry sectors. Together with Trinity, Microsoft, IBM, Horizon Quantum Computing, Algorithmiq and Moody’s Analytics are launching this exciting alliance as founding partners.
The TQA ecosystem is powered by high-skilled graduates, educated via the Trinity MSc for Quantum Science and Technology and by a shared PhD programme. Thus, the TQA is responding to a growing demand for high-skilled quantum experts, the true engine for the quantum revolution. This activity will take place alongside the other research pillars of the alliance, which include quantum networks, high performance computing integration and fundamental quantum science.
Dr Joe Fitzsimons, CEO of Horizon Quantum Computing, said: “We believe that TQA will provide a significant boost to the quantum ecosystem in Ireland and intend to play an active role in the initiative as we build up our presence here.”
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