UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute


UCLQ Quantum Energy Hackathon

1 February 2022

A two-day online hackathon to explore how quantum computation can help optimise our energy infrastructure for a cleaner greener future.

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HOSTUCLQ and Qiskit

SPEAKERS: Dr Peter Davis | NPL, and Patrick de Mars | UCL

TIME & VENUE: Saturday - Sunday | 26 -27 February, 2022 | 10:00 AM | Online / Virtual event

TITLE: UCLQ Quantum Energy Hackathon


JWith UCLQ's Quantum Energy Hackathon we want to explore how quantum computing can help with the climate crisis. We aim to bring together people from a diverse set of backgrounds, including quantum physicists and engineers, computer scientists, energy and climate experts, and coders to explore the applications of quantum computing.

Working with the Qiskit team from IBM Quantum, UCLQ have organised a two-day online hackathon to explore how quantum computation can help optimise our energy infrastructure for a cleaner greener future. 

Our Qiskit hackathon is open to everyone and free to join! We are looking for students and professionals from all fields to attend. However, some prior knowledge in programming with Python is expected.

Over the course of two days students and professionals from all fields will work with quantum computers from IBM on a task devised by UCLQ. Teams of five will form a multidisciplinary team to hack, innovate and explore the problem for 24-hours, before presenting their results. 

During the hackathon:

  • Expert coaches from IBM, UCLQ and UCL's Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources will be available to help you and give you tips
  • You will have access to quantum machines from IBM
  • You will join other young scientists from around the world to attend talks that help you understand and form solutions to the problem

Find out more about the hackathon and register