Mitsui to develop APAC quantum computing with Quantinuum

Mitsui & Co. and Quantinuum have signed a strategic partnership agreement to collaborate in the delivery of quantum computing in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Mitsui is a global trading and investment company with a diversified business portfolio. The partnership will develop quantum computing use cases, which are expected to drive significant business transformation and innovation in the future.

Yoshio Kometani, representative director, executive vice president and chief digital information officer at Mitsui, said in a statement: “By combining Quantinuum’s cutting-edge quantum computing expertise and diverse quantum talents with Mitsui’s broad business platform and network, we will work together to provide new value to our customers and create new business value in a wide range of industrial fields.”

Ilyas Khan, founder and CEO of Quantinuum, said in a statement: “The alliance between Mitsui and Quantinuum demonstrates our shared commitment to accelerating quantum computing across all applications and use cases in a diverse range of sectors, including chemistry, finance, and cybersecurity.”

Collaboration areas include various optimization applications, and quantum natural language processing and artificial intelligence.

Read our coverage that includes Quantinuum from a recent QuantumTech conference.

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