UniTs research group wins Leonardo challenge

March, 2022

Leonardo S.p.a. has announced the winners of the first challenges promoted on Solvers Wanted, the innovation scouting platform. Thus Leonardo expands its ecosystem for encouraging research and innovation processes with Open Innovation initiatives, involving the academic world and start-ups, enlarging the network of organisations sharing the same vision.

Leonardo selected three of the many projects received for these first challenges, among them, the UniTs Bassi research group with the proposal “Noisy quantum algorithms”. The winners were awarded a contract of collaboration with Leonardo to implement their respective solutions, and they will have the chance to join the Leonardo Team for Innovation network, adding the network brand to their logos.

“Collaboration with research centres, universities and start-ups is an accelerator driving innovation and the company’s competitiveness”, emphasised Franco Ongaro, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of Leonardo. “Solvers Wanted is a further tool supporting Leonardo’s open innovation strategy to fuel the innovation supply chain in Italy”. 

The purpose of the project, based on the researches and findings of TEQ, is to generalize the Noise-Gate approach also to measurement-based quantum computing. The mathematical formalism remains the same but will be adapted to the case of photonic platforms.

Leonardo S.p.a. develops multi-domain capabilities in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. The company plays a prominent role in major international strategic programmes and is a trusted technological partner of governments, defence agencies, institutions and enterprises. Innovation, continuous research, digital manufacturing and sustainability are the cornerstones of Leonardo’s business worldwide.