NQCC's Quantum Hackathon 2024: Provider Form

Closes 22 Jun 2024

Opened 6 May 2024

Overview

Thank you for expressing your interest in participating in the NQCC’s annual UK quantum Hackathon for 2024! The Hackathon will provide an exciting opportunity for developers to explore industry-provided use cases using Quantum Computing (QC) platform(s) provided by your organisation.

Aims

The NQCC’s annual UK Quantum Hackathon aims to demonstrate how quantum computing can solve real-world problems by bringing together talented people from across the value chain, with the objectives to: 

  • Connect the UK quantum ecosystem through networking and collaboration throughout the event 
  • Understand the opportunities and limitations of QC by demonstrating the current capabilities of the technology 
  • Explore use cases for quantum computing 
  • Enable aspiring practitioners to develop their quantum computing programming and applications skills 
  • Showcase the breadth of technology available currently and enable a broad range of users to access these tools 

Format

The NQCC’s 3rd annual UK Quantum Hackathon will take place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th July at the University of Warwick.  

Teams of quantum computing developers made up of research students and early career researchers, are assigned an industrial use-case to solve on emulators and quantum hardware provided by one of a breadth of technology providers. Teams are allocated by the NQCC based on skills and domain preferences. However, we welcome your views, and recommendations for pairing with a specific quantum provider for the use-case provided. Information on the use cases and training on accessing quantum computers will be provided to the teams ahead of time through a private repository and communication channel. During the hackathon, mentors from industry and the quantum providers will support the teams. The event will close with a judging panel scoring the proposed solutions. 

More information about this year’s hackathon can be found on the landing page here: https://www.nqcc.ac.uk/uk-quantum-hackathon-2024/ 

Participation

We are delighted to invite you to participate as a quantum compute provider by providing a pre-hackathon training webinar for hackathon participants and access to your quantum computing machine(s) and coaching during the event. Quantum compute providers will be matched with a maximum of three teams and use cases.

All costs associated with administration, accommodation, meals and the venue hire will be covered by the NQCC. We ask that each quantum compute vendor provide in-kind a training webinar, a mentor(s) in-person attendance throughout the event, access to quantum compute resource (see below for more details), and to complete the NQCC’s feedback form following the event.

If you would like to participate, please provide the following information using this form by June 10th 2024. 

  1. A confirmation of commitment to participate, including the ability for a mentor from your organisation to run a 1-2 hour training webinar ~1 week prior to the Hackathon describing how to access and programme the quantum computer, and for at least one (up to 3) mentor(s) to be present for the full event to support the teams in Warwick.
  2. Agreement with terms and conditions 
  3. Information on quantum compute resource you will provide

Submission 

To confirm your attendance and commitment to the hackathon, please complete the quantum compute form via the link below. 

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