Chicago Quantum Exchange: $150K to Further Supercharge Super.tech
Super.tech receives $150,000 from George Shultz Innovation Fund to lay the groundwork for quantum computing
+ The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has awarded $150,000 from its George Shultz Innovation Fund to Super.tech, a company that is “supercharging” near-term quantum computers to solve commercially useful problems.
“Super.tech’s core innovation is incredibly compelling and may lay the groundwork for quantum computing for years to come. We’re excited to be a part of their early journey and future success,” said Jason Pariso, director of the George Shultz Innovation Fund.
+ The team, led by Pranav Gokhale – a doctoral candidate in quantum computer architecture at UChicago – is architecting a technology stack that makes software explicitly aware of the underlying quantum hardware. Their work enables useful speedups with qubits, matching hardware expected in the next five years.
+ The funding and support from the Shultz Innovation Fund will enable Super.tech to make key hires over the coming months, explained Gokhale. “I have been engaged with the Polsky Center as a former Innovation Fund Associate and an I-Corps participant, so I’m looking forward to staying engaged with Polsky through this investment,” he said.
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