$40M + $10M PROGRAM
The ultimate goal is to demonstrate the potential of quantum computing in solving critical health challenges.
Up to $40M in research funding will be awarded to multidisciplinary, multiorganizational teams comprising health, quantum software, and quantum hardware expertise, and up to $10M in challenge prizes will be available at the end of the program for successful demonstrations on quantum devices with a clear path to scaling to large quantum systems.
A $2M prize will be awarded for each team that successfully demonstrates an experimental realization of their application on a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits and a program depth of O(103-104) and a clear path to scaling to larger quantum computers. A $5M grand prize will be awarded to one team that successfully executes their algorithm on a quantum computer using quantum resources that fit into the target resources box in Fig. 1 (see program details page). In case there is more than one team that achieves this goal, the team of experts that perform the final evaluation will award the grand prize to the team whose application is deemed to be most significant for advancing human health.