The project will be led by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen and is scheduled to run for the next 12 years. The first seven of those years will focus on developing materials and hardware to build qubits to ascertain the best quantum platform to use. The last five of those years is expected to involve scaling up the chosen quantum platform and show it can solve relevant life science problems which cannot be accomplished using classical computers. The end goal is to create Denmark’s first fully functional generally applicable quantum computer by 2034. The program will involve many other participants from industry and academia with key participants expected to include researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Delft University of Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University, and University of Toronto. Additional information about this program is available in a press release issued by the Novo Nordisk Foundation which located here as well as another press release provided by the Niels Bohr Institute which can be accessed here.

September 22, 2022