The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), already a member of aQNetwork, has signed the QuantumPath® Academic Partner Agreement with aQuantum, with which UCLM becomes a “University Partner of QuantumPath®”, which in this case encompasses the Academic and Research Partner Agreements.

These agreements add new objectives to the broad horizon of collaboration between the UCLM and aQuantum, which began in 2018 with the creation of the Joint Research Unit to promote quantum engineering of software and which has led to the joint organization of several congresses, workshops, research projects. research, summer courses, etc.

The UCLM is the flagship higher education institution for the Castilla-La Mancha community. Created in the academic year 1985/1986 the UCLM has four campuses: Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Toledo; and also owns university sites at Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) and Almaden (Ciudad Real). The UCLM s a modern and competitive institution, with almost 30,000 students, 2,270 lecturers and researchers and 1,059 administrative and service staff.

The UCLM, has more than 30 Institutes and Research Centers, on topics as varied as Biomedical Studies, Renewable Energy, Computer Science, Energy and Industrial Applications, etc. including Institute for Technology and Information Systems (ITSI)  with which aQuantum has been collaborating for several years now in different project such as QHealth and SMOQUIN.

aQuantum, a company that provides tools for the development of quantum algorithms and apps, services and processes that enable the integration of hybrid quantum/classical information systems, intends to promote networking of centers and universities interested in quantum technology research. To this end aQuantum hosts and maintains QuantumPath® software.

The QuantumPath® Research Partner Agreement provides organizations such as UCLM with access to and use of QuantumPath®, the platform for the development and life cycle of quantum algorithms and software applications. aQuantum and UCLM will collaborate for developing Quantum Software Engineering  and Programming methodologies and tools, following the principles of the Talavera Manifesto they both launched in February 2020. To achieve the expected goals of the collaboration, aQuantum and UCLM will carry out several Proofs of Concept (PoC) and industrial case studies in this area with QuantumPath®.

The QuantumPath® Academic Partner Agreement provides organizations such as UCLM with access to and use of QuantumPath®, for training activities, both in courses of their own education and in university degrees, thus contributing to the democratization and quantum literacy, a prerequisite for achieving the great advantages that quantum computing can bring to companies and society.

At aQuantum we are very excited about the start of this new collaboration with UCLM and we are convinced that collaborating around QuantumPath® will allow us to successfully achieve our goals of applying Quantum Software Engineering and Programming to the real world.

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