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Moving towards achieving a quantum advantage

It is now clear that advances in our understanding of quantum technology are opening up remarkable and ground-breaking potential in many areas of the world around us. Quantum computational power and speed could help us solve some of the most intractable problems we face; quantum communication technology could provide extra communication security and quantum sensors the most accurate measurements on earth and in space.

However, this is still in the future, as we are currently in an industrious period of fast-paced exploratory research and discovery, pushing beyond current conventional limits. And we believe turning this disruptive technology into practical applications is not too far in the distance. Once perceived to be science fiction, quantum is now turning into science fact, with significant investment in hardware, software, and use case investigation.

Capgemini’s Quantum Lab has a role to play – helping our clients understand the future possibilities of quantum technologies and building their organization and strategy that will make the potential become a reality.

State of The French Quantum Ecosystem 2022 – Le Lab Quantique report

An overview of the state of the French quantum ecosystem, its challenges and is in line with the missions of Le Lab Quantique and its partners.

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Exploring the possibilities of quantum

So what is actually possible? With substantial investment inflows, more and more companies, on both supply and demand sides, are assessing the most important use cases, testing proofs of concepts and prototypes, and also evaluating live small-scale trials. Each step brings us closer to quantum as a mainstream reality.

A clear example is an Horizon Europe project. Capgemini is leading and coordinating the EQUALITY consortium of industry partners, which is targeting eight industrial use cases that are computationally complex and can benefit from the quantum-enabled speed-up. These are airfoil aerodynamics, battery design, fluid dynamics, space mission optimization, materials design, multidisciplinary optimization, space data analysis and fuel cell design. Not only could this provide a competitive edge for European industry, but also more energy-efficient aerodynamics and more durable and affordable batteries are critical to propelling these industries towards zero emissions.

These organizations are taking the long view – looking ahead to when the technology becomes much more accessible and scalable, and therefore commercially viable – and making the appropriate strategic investment in a range of resources. The importance is to start exploring, and this is particularly imperative when it comes to quantum security, where we advise that companies do not wait for standards to emerge.

Our approach is to partner with clients, to identify priority use cases, and showcase the applications of quantum technology through our labs and Applied Innovation Exchange network. We carry out early experimentation and incubation – in the following key sectors – ultimately, to deliver a quantum advantage.

Exploring the value of quantum with our Quantum – Lab

A dedicated Quantum – Lab leveraging our global network of quantum experts, partners and specialist research facilities from across the Group, and our Applied Innovation Exchange global network.

Endless possibilities

We focus on three technology areas: Quantum computing, quantum sensing, and quantum communications. Our approach is to partner with clients to identify priority use cases, showcase applications of quantum technology, and carry out early experimentation and incubation – ultimately, to deliver quantum-enabled technology solutions that address their needs, and ensuring that our quantum solutions can integrate seamlessly into our client’s processes.

We have partnered with IBM providing our clients access to IBM’s quantum machines and their licensed technology. Using these unique resources, we can demonstrate the possibilities of this superior compute power, from prototypes to end-to-end implementation.

What’s possible with quantum technologies?

Quantum computing could change our world by processing complex data with unimaginable speed. Quantum communications will advance cybersecurity to new levels unobtainable with traditional techniques, to secure our data. While quantum sensing has the potential to transform detection and imaging across industries – from autonomous transport to brain imaging – by providing new data about our world.

We believe everyone should be curious about unlocking the exciting possibilities of quantum for society, and for business.

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Meet our experts

Julian van Velzen

Quantum CTIO and Head of Capgemini’s Quantum Lab
I’m passionate about the possibilities of quantum technologies and proud to be putting Capgemini’s investment in quantum on the map. We’ve established Capgemini’s Quantum Lab, a global network of quantum experts, partners, and facilities, focused on three key areas: computing, security and sensing. From this Lab, we’re exploring with our clients how we can apply research, build demos, and help solve business and societal problems that up until now have seemed intractable. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of this disruptive technology, where I can use my background in physics and experience in digital transformation to help clients kick-start their quantum journey. Making the impossible possible!

Kary Bheemaiah

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), Capgemini Invent & Co-Lead of the Metaverse-Lab
Kary is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Capgemini Invent where he helps to define the business and sectorial implications of emerging technologies that are of strategic importance to Capgemini’s clients. Kary informs go-to-market implementation plans, aids in the creation of new client-specific solutions & services and contributes to thought leadership on innovative technologies. He further connects the world of emerging technology to all Capgemini Invent practices, clients, and sectors.

Sam Genway

Quantum Tech & R&D at Hybrid Intelligence, Capgemini Engineering

Edmund Owen

Principal Quantum Physicist at Cambridge Consultants (Capgemini Invent)
Edmund combines his experience in modelling and quantum systems with the expertise of engineers, programmers and designers to develop quantum products that provide practical solutions to commercially and socially relevant problems.