- Yonsei-IBM Quantum Symposium: Expanding Korea's Quantum Computing Ecosystem February 16, 2022
IBM Quantum Network members and local collaborators discuss how quantum computing can solve social issues
Today, Yonsei University and IBM held the Yonsei-IBM Quantum Symposium online and in person at Yonsei University's main campus in Seoul, Korea, to expand the country’s quantum computing ecosystem and promote collaboration with industry, academic, and research institutes in Korea. Participants included IBM Quantum Network members and leading Korean enterprises, universities, and government agencies, such as LG Electronics, KAIST, and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute.
IBM Fellow & VP of IBM Quantum Jay Gambetta, who visited Yonsei University for the event, emphasized the high potential market value of quantum computing and the rapid global developments of industrial quantum applications and software during his keynote speech. Speakers shared innovative ideas and experiences utilizing quantum computing in domestic and global industries and research and discussed how its technology can help solve social problems in the future.
"Quantum computing is emerging as a new alternative to solving social and economic challenges that are difficult to solve with existing technologies and methods,” said Yonsei President Seoung Hwan Suh. “With this in mind, Yonsei University will establish the IBM Quantum Computing Data Center with technology giant IBM to play a leading role in the field and serve as a local hub for the quantum computing ecosystem, bringing together domestic companies, universities, and research institutes."
Yonsei University announced its plan to establish the IBM Quantum Computing Data Center through collaboration with IBM on October 25. The two partners will join forces to advance quantum computing research, including academic research on quantum computing, software development for quantum computing utilization, and provision of necessary quantum computing resources for industries.