Collaboration with Industry

ABB is mainly interested in investigating new concepts within quantum communication networks. In their PhD project, they will study how to achieve the so-called ‘perfectly secured’ key distribution by quantum techniques, considering industrial aspects of long distance, diverse physical media, and multi-party communications.

AstraZeneca is interested in quantum chemistry and in developing new techniques for simulating molecules. The goal of their PhD project is to develop and validate algorithms that can run on quantum hardware, thereby enabling the study of potential-energy surfaces of small molecules. In the long term, extensions of these approaches may become useful in drug discovery.

Ericsson has interests in both quantum computing and quantum communication. In their PhD project, they will investigate how remote entanglement between two quantum processors can be obtained and used for running small quantum algorithms, such as the quantum Fourier transform.

Jeppesen is interested in how quantum algorithms can be used to solve advanced optimization problems. Their PhD project focuses on developing new quantum algorithms for more effective planning of airline operations.

Saab is interested in developing new applications for the defence industry. In their two PhD projects, they will develop a new radar concept – quantum noise radar – in which they will investigate whether entanglement between generated photons can improve the performance of radar systems.

SEB is interested in monitoring and exploring the development of quantum secure communication, as well as quantum algorithms for financial optimization and decision making within trading and related financial areas.

Volvo’s main interest is to study how new quantum algorithms can be used to speed up certain steps in computer-intensive simulations. Their PhD project focuses on finding ways in which a quantum computer can enhance machine learning, and how such enhancements can be applied in the automotive industry.​

Published: Wed 15 May 2019. Modified: Thu 16 May 2019