Who can enter / participate
The challenge is open to Quantum Computing experts and enthusiasts (post-graduate students, PhDs, academics, researchers, start-ups, or professionals in the field), and you can participate either as an individual or as a team. To access the technical details of the problem statements please register here.
Why should I get involved
Winners will be offered unique opportunities for hardware access (scheduled for 2020 and after), and to work collaboratively with our industry experts from the flight physics sector.
And throughout the competition we’ll be interacting with the QC Community, answering questions and clarifying the problem.
The exact nature of the prize for each of the five problem statements may vary.
The potential benefits gained as an outcome if your solution is selected through participating in the AQCC include access to Airbus and industry experts for the evolution of the proposals, or alternative forms of support to develop the proposals further.
What should I submit
The submission period ends on 31 October 2019 at 11:59 (GMT). The assessment period will last until end of January 2020, following which participants will be informed about the results within the first quarter of 2020.
Each Participant or Team will be required to upload their submission in accordance with the requirements which will be provided in the form of a ‘Submission Guidelines’ document that will be published in June 2019. Register or subscribe to news and updates and we will inform you once the submission platform and guidelines are live.
In the meantime, see the five steps to follow to help prepare for your final submission:
1. Register for the Quantum Computing Challenge online
2. Select the Problem Statement(s) you wish to address and download the technical document(s)
3. Review the KPIs for the Problem Statement(s) within the technical document(s)
4. Your final submission should include: an introduction, an explanation of your solution and conclusions (full details to be provided in the Submission Guidelines)
5. Submit your final submission before 11:59 (GMT) on Thursday 31st October 2019
Who owns the idea
Participants are welcome to publish their solutions in scientific journals or on online platforms. However, the Challenge organizers ask that those publications be made after the submission period concludes (starting November 2019).
The intellectual property of the submission remains with the individual or team who submits the solution. Specific conditions related to the use of the entry are detailed in the Terms and Conditions available here. Participation in the AQCC is subject to the acceptance of and adherence to these terms and conditions.