The commercial promise of quantum technologies is driving activity in companies big and small around the world. Here in Singapore, we are proud to see some former colleagues becoming entrepreneurs to create real-world impact. There are five young companies with strong links to the centre. S-Fifteen Instruments and SpeQtral are spin-offs that have licensed technology. Atomionics, Entropica Labs and Horizon Quantum Computing are startups founded by CQT alumni. Check the company’s websites for more details.
Spin-offs and Startups
Atomionics is building atom-interferometry based sensing systems for navigation and exploration. It aims to make the most reliable and accurate navigation system which work everywhere - including underwater, underground and other GPS-denied areas. Atomionics exploration systems enable precisely pinpointing hydrocarbon and mineral reserves.
Entropica is laying the groundwork for quantum computing. Since its inception, Entropica has been collaborating with leading quantum hardware manufacturers to advance the technology and to explore innovative application domains for quantum computation. Entropica's current focus is to develop software tools to enable scalable, useful and accessible quantum machine learning and optimisation.
Horizon Quantum Computing
Horizon Quantum Computing is developing a new generation of programming tools to simplify and expedite the process of developing software for quantum computers. By removing the need for prior quantum computing experience, Horizon’s tools will democratise the development of quantum-enhanced applications, making the power of quantum computing accessible to every software developer.
S-Fifteen Instruments was spun off from CQT to commercialise proprietary quantum technologies developed over decades of research. S-Fifteen Instruments offers equipment for quantum control as well as hardware devices for quantum-safe solutions to serve clients who require unparalleled trust and transparency for their cryptographic requirements.
SpeQtral is building space-based quantum communication systems rooted in advanced technologies developed at CQT. The technology enables encryption to secure communications with forward security. SpeQtral's team has heritage from a successful on-orbit demonstration of a quantum light source on a cubesat.