Classiq Announces New Quantum Efficiency Coding Contest

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 11, 2022 — Classiq, the leader in quantum computing software, today announced the Classiq Coding Contest, rewarding those who create highly efficient quantum circuits to solve important real-world problems . The Classiq coding contest is the first contest focused on quantum efficiency. Quantum computers have limited resources, so it is essential to create compact and optimized solutions that can make the most of these resources.

“Creating effective quantum algorithms is both engineering and art. The Classiq coding competition is a call for the global quantum software community to show their talents and demonstrate how quantum computing can bring humans to new heights,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO of Classiq. “Efficient circuitry enhances the ability of any quantum computer to solve important problems.”

The Classiq coding contest will consist of four problems and award 17 cash prizes totaling $25,000. The best entry for each of the four problems will receive $3,000, while $1,500 and $500 will be awarded for second and third place in each problem. Classiq will also award several prizes of $1,000 to the creators of the best innovative solutions as well as to the most promising young participants under the age of 18. Additionally, first place winners will be featured in The Quantum Insider.

A panel of reputable judges will determine the winners. The judges are:

  • Nir Minerbi, co-founder and CEO, Classiq
  • Josiah Bjorgaard, HPC and Quantum Computing at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Dr. Sebastian Senge, Quantum Computing Incubation Europe, Accenture
  • Bob Sorensen, Lead Analyst for Quantum Computing, Hyperion Research
  • Russ Fein, Managing Director, Corporate Fuel Partners

For some problems, the winning entries will be those that create a working circuit with the fewest two-qubit gates, while others will seek to minimize circuit depth. Classiq will announce the winners of the Classiq coding contest in mid-June.

“You’d be surprised how much can be achieved with efficient, compact circuits,” Minerbi said. “The on-board computer used in the Apollo 11 space mission sent a man to the moon using only 72 kilobytes of ROM. Quantum computing is taking off and the need to create elegant and efficient quantum algorithms will exist to years to come. Organizations that manage to integrate larger problems into available computers will reap their quantum benefits sooner than others. The Classiq coding contest will encourage the creativity and ingenuity needed to achieve this and shine a light on the art of the possible in compact and efficient circuits.

The Classiq Coding Contest is open to all parties worldwide, except Classiq employees and their families. Click here to learn more and register for the Classiq coding contest.

About Classic

Classiq is the leader in quantum computing software, provides a development platform designed for organizations that want to start and accelerate their quantum computing programs. Classiq’s patented “CAD for Quantum Software” engine automatically converts high-level functional models into optimized, hardware-compatible circuits. Customers use the Classiq platform to create sophisticated algorithms that could not be created otherwise, bypassing the need to work at the quantum assembly level. Backed by strong investors such as HPE, HSBC, Samsung NEXT, NTT and others, Classiq has raised over $50 million since its inception in 2020, built a team of world-class scientists and engineers, and distilled decades of their quantum expertise into its groundbreaking platform. With Classiq, customers can push the boundaries of what’s possible in quantum software, build valuable IP blocks, explore quantum solutions for real-world problems, and prepare to take full advantage of the upcoming quantum computing revolution. To learn more, visit

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