Accelerating

Applications for humanity

Applications of quantum computing outlined during the incubation focused on SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (climate action). Keep reading to explore a selection of use cases that the OQI partners are working on.

It’s not just about the number of bits or qubits, it’s about the number of lives we can improve.

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

GESDA Board Chairman

Discover examples of applications currently explored by the OQI teams

SDG Use Case White Paper

Carbon Reduction

Carbon Reduction

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance

Resilient Global Food Supply

Resilient Global Food Supply

Sustainable Food Production

Sustainable Food Production

Lignin/Plastic Recycling

Lignin/Plastic Recycling

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Improving battery performance

Improving battery performance

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis

Optimizing Vaccine Distribution

Optimizing Vaccine Distribution

Filtering Antibiotics in Wasterwater

Filtering Antibiotics in Wasterwater

New Carbon Capture Materials

New Carbon Capture Materials

Eco-friendly Fertilizer Production

Eco-friendly Fertilizer Production

Grid Management

Grid Management

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Sustainable Food Production

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Lignin/Plastic Recycling

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Medical Imaging

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Biodiversity and Climate Change

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Improving battery performance

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Photocatalysis

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Optimizing Vaccine Distribution

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Filtering Antibiotics in Wasterwater

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New Carbon Capture Materials

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Eco-friendly Fertilizer Production

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Grid Management

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OQI Partners are institutions that benefit from peer recognition for their scientific or in the impact expertise.

Requirements:

  1. Either have served as OQIs spearheading partners during its incubation phase or have consistently engaged resources to OQI’s work as OQI members for at least a year
  2. Commit to co-shape the OQI’s unique value propositions for the three years of the pilot throughout the 4A’s​
  3. Are vetted by the OQI Advisory Committee
  4. Abide to OQI’s values and openness principles

OQI Members are institutions that benefit from peer recognition for their scientific or in the impact expertise.

Requirements:

  1. Have disclosed their governance structure
  2. Commit to actively contribute on at least one of the 4A’s assiduously for at least one year​
  3. Have appointed at least one expert from their institution as focal point of contact for OQI and contributor to its working groups
  4. Abide to OQI’s values
  5. Have submitted a complete membership form with supporting documentation and are vetted by the OQI Management Team
  6. Qualify for partner level after having demonstrated their commitment for at least one year​

OQI Friends are individuals (such as experts from the private or public sector, countries, citizens) who are committed to open science, inclusivity and all values as set out in OQI’s charter and associate themselves with the OQI.

Friends socialise the OQI to their communities.

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Description:

The Open Quantum Institute (OQI) is a multilateral governance initiative that promotes global and inclusive access to quantum computing and the development of applications for the benefit of humanity. As a novel science diplomacy instrument, it brings together research, diplomacy, private sector and philanthropy stakeholders. OQI is hosted by CERN during its pilot phase (2024-2026).

 

Mission:

Accelerating applications for humanity: Realising the full potential of quantum computing to have the widest possible societal impact by accelerating the development of use cases geared towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and succeeding framework , thanks to the combined forces of researchers, developers and entrepreneurs from academia and private sector as well as the United Nations, and large NGOs
Access for all: Providing global, inclusive and equitable access to a pool of public and private quantum computers and simulators available via the cloud
Advancing capacity building: Developing educational tools to enable everyone around the world to contribute to the development of quantum computing and make the most of the technology
Activating multilateral governance for the SDGs: Providing a neutral forum to help shape multilateral governance of quantum computing for the SDGs

 

Values:

Inclusivity, global scope
  • Enable people from all countries, regardless of whether they have any quantum computing capability of their own, to benefit from and to participate in the development of (i) quantum computing applications that address global challenges, in particular those that are closely related to their own specific challenges, and (ii) the multilateral governance of quantum computing for the SDGs
Openness
  • Share experiences, knowledge, and methods for the benefit of all, following Open Science best practice
  • Make openly available the results – outcomes of joint activities related to the OQI mission conducted by the OQI community – to society via open repositories and/or through the use of open licences
Focus on impact
  • Ensure that applications are developed for their quantum computing potential to tackle real-world problems that will benefit humanity
  • Consider and balance their ethical, legal, and societal implications
Independence
  • Enable everyone to participate free from individual, national, corporate or any other agendas
  • Develop applications with a technology neutral approach.
Collaboration
  • Foster a community of diverse expertise, backgrounds and geographies, enabled by international cooperation and diplomacy

 

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