The award for came from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and will cover a nine month period extending from August 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022. The research will cover compilation methods for dense graph optimization problems, mixed binary problems where variables can be either binary or continuous, and constrained optimization applications like maximal independent set. is a quantum software startup based in Chicago that came out of the EPiQC collaboration led by the University of Chicago. They were recently named to be one of the six startups to participate as part of the inaugural cohort for the Duality Quantum Accelerator which started in July. Additional information about this grant can be found in a press release that you can find here.

July 26, 2021