This week, the Office of Innovation and Quantum Machines, the startup that won the tender two years ago, announced the opening of the Israel Center for Quantum Technologies.

Located at Tel Aviv University, the center was built with two-thirds of its NIS 100 million cost funded by the Office of Innovation. Though owned by Quantum Machines and operating commercially, Israeli researchers will have priority access and discounted rates as per the tender terms.

The center currently houses two quantum computers: a 25-qubit superconducting quantum processor from the Dutch company Quantware and a photonic quantum processor from the British company ORCA Computing. A third quantum computer is expected to be added soon.

The center also provides a platform for testing quantum computer production technologies and offers the computational power of a conventional supercomputer.