Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the engineering sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 4 promising superconductor startups.
Heat Map: 4 Superconductor Startups
For our 4 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 111 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Anyon Systems – Turnkey Quantum Computers
The field of quantum computing exists since the 1980s. It uses the properties of superconducting circuits and metals to process large amounts of data that enable analyzing sophisticated algorithms in a significantly shorter time. Unlike other technological innovations in the field of computing, the high cost of entry has slowed its development. Companies and startups are now working to make this technology more accessible to both commercial and academic research and development.
Canadian startup Anyon Systems manufactures turn-key superconducting quantum computers. Their solution enables researchers and developers to access technology that was considered out of reach, either because of high costs or complexity. As the focus shifts from hardware to software, developing algorithms with higher efficiency will result in benefits for several other industrial innovations.
Epoch Wires – Superconducting Wires
The resistance of cables, magnets, and magnetic fields usually affects the flow of energy in any electrical system and, therefore, results in lower energy efficiency. The use of superconducting materials, especially wires, helps to reduce the resistance of electrical systems and facilitates more efficient transfer of energy.
British company Epoch Wires manufactures patented superconducting wires. Their production process allows the creation of low-cost and long-lasting magnesium di-boride (MgB2) superconducting wires that have the potential to provide superconductivity at temperatures of 40K (-233°C) for magnetic resonance imaging and power applications.
Delft Circuits – Superconducting Circuits
The productivity of computing systems generally depends on the electrical properties of their components. This typically becomes a significant limiting factor for quantum computers. The use of superconducting circuits helps in the development of next-generation supercomputing applications and industries. That is why manufacturers turn to innovations in technology to improve the production process of these circuits.
Dutch startup Delft Circuits is a hardware solution provider for supercomputing applications. They manufacture cables for ultra-low thermal conductance and cryogenic applications by using superconducting circuits on a flexible substrate. Their solutions are ideal for employing various machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and quantum communication techniques.
Seeqc – System-On-Chip (SOC)
System-On-Chip solves the challenge of integrating multiple components of a computer or an electronic system into a single chip. This works well for conventional systems, but the same integrated design should not be applied to quantum computing chips, as the cost and complexity of quantum computing systems are substantially higher.
The US-based startup Seeqc develops patented Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) computing systems-on-chip with classical logic of qubit control, designed for superconductive systems such as the cryo-cooled environments found in quantum computers. These SOCs are designed to make quantum computing cheaper, faster, and achieve low latency.
What About The Other 107 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 superconductor startups showcased above are promising examples out of 111 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.