China's 1st Quantum Computing Industry Alliance Unveiled in Hefei

Updated:Dec 13,2019 14:49 PM

A ceremony was held on Thursday in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, to unveil the Origin Quantum Industry Alliance (OQIA), the first of its kind in China.

The move marks China’s quantum computing industry has entered a stage of substantive development.

The alliance also provides a communication platform for high-tech enterprises, industry users and scientific research institutes.

Relevant officials urged the alliance to seek synergy of the industry through relying on the technical experience in quantum computing accumulated by universities, institutes and enterprises like the University of Science and Technology of China and Hefei Origin Quantum Computing Technology Co., and on the talent pool built by them.

The state-owned Hefei Big Data Asset Operation Co.joined the alliance at the ceremony. They said in their agreement they would work together to apply quantum computing to the big data field.

Meanwhile, the Administrative Committee of Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone announced a slew of policies to back the quantum industry.

A single research team alone won’t guarantee the development of quantum computers and the application of quantum computing technology. Cooperation among various types of enterprises is required. European and American countries have competed in quantum computer research and development since the 1980s, while China's research in this field is still in its infancy.

The OQIA is led by Hefei Origin Quantum Computing Technology Co., the first company in China that specializes in quantum computer research, development and application.