Unitary Fund: The first quarter
Unitary Fund was started earlier this year on the belief that the world will be a better place if quantum computing is accessible and open. To help this happen, we started with an easy-to-access grant program of $2k for open source quantum computing projects.
We received both fantastic grant proposals as well as more support for Unitary Fund’s mission. A mission that is even more critical as nations start to recognize the technology’s importance.
Thanks to all who submitted, who have supported the grant program, and to all of you who are a part of this journey.
Grants so Far
We are proud to have to made the following grants so far:
- To the NISQAI project to build a library for machine learning with near-term quantum processors. [Proposal] [Video]
- To Lucas Saldyt to prototype a probabilistic programming language for quantum computing.
- To Aleks Kissinger and John van de Wetering to support the development of pyZX, an optimizing quantum circuit compiler based on a diagrammatic semantics from monoidal categories. [Video]
- To Michal Stechly to build a traveling salesman solver web application and tutorials for Rigetti Forest based on the quantum approximate optimization algorithm. [Video]
- To Carlos Bravo Prieto to implement the Adiabatically Assisted Variational Quantum Eigensolvers in Rigetti Forest, a hybrid classical-quantum algorithm for solving optimization problems. [Video]
Congratulations to all the recipients. We’re excited to see the projects grow!
We’re a non-profit
Unitary Fund has received 501(c)(3) status, which means any donations to the grant program will be tax deductible!
Unitary Fund is currently funded to make four more grants. Please do spread the word to folks who have ideas, who may want to support more grants, or who may have suggestions to help Unitary Fund grow.
The short application is available at unitary.fund. To contribute funding, ideas, or anything else email email@example.com.
Thanks to all of you for being a part of this.