BIFI, part of the National Quantum Computing ecosystem
Quantum Spain plans to install the first Quantum Computer in Southern Europe
Zaragoza (07/09/2022). Quantum Spain is the project funded with the aim of creating an ecosystem of Quantum Computing in Spain, which will enable the talent of local researchers with expertise in this technology to be harnessed and promoted. For four years, 25 universities and infrastructure and supercomputing centres from 14 regions, coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), will work together to install and develop this new equipment, which will be part of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES). This initiative, promoted by the Ministry of Economy through the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, and financed by the Recovery and Resilience Funds, has a budget of 22 million euros to be executed until 31 December 2025.
The BIFI Institute of the University of Zaragoza, which is part of the Aragon Digital Innovation Hub (Aragon DIH), has been selected as one of the universities and research centres of reference to develop this project. In addition, the BIFI will have services for companies and researchers that will allow them to develop and research new quantum algorithms and AI applications. It will also have a training and consultancy services in this technology to facilitate access to and use of Quantum Computing in Aragon. This project will allow companies to begin to learn about the possibilities of applying quantum computing to improve their products, processes and/or services.
This work has been financially supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of the Spanish Government through the QUANTUM ENIA project call – Quantum Spain project, and by the European Union through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan – NextGenerationEU within the framework of the Digital Spain 2025 Agenda