Call QC4EO

Call QC4EO

The initiative dedicated to startups in Quantum Computing and Quantum Machine Learning

5 · 6 · 7 JUNE 2025 / BOLOGNAFIERE

NUMBERS of WMF
+90
COUNTRIES
+3.000
STARTUPS and INVESTORS
+90
STAGES
+1.000
SPEAKERS
+70.000
ATTENDEES in 2024
+50
BANDS and DJS
+130
INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
+700
EXHIBITORS

THE INITIATIVE

WMF - We Make Future, in collaboration with ESA - European Space Agency and CINECA, launches the QC4EO Call to support Quantum Computing and Quantum Machine Learning applications in Aerospace and Earth Observation. This initiative underscores the importance of these sectors in international economic and cultural development, as well as in safeguarding terrestrial ecosystems.

Quantum Computing represents a technological revolution with extraordinary potential. Its ability to process information at speeds and efficiency unreachable by traditional computers provides advanced tools for analyzing vast amounts of data, such as that gathered by Earth observation satellites. This capability significantly enhances the accuracy of climate predictions, monitors environmental changes, and develops more effective strategies for natural resource management.

If you have a project, startup, or company working in this field, We Make Future offers a platform to showcase your products or services to one of the largest international communities in innovation. You can present your project at an international fair with over 70,000 attendees from more than 90 countries, featuring over 700 exhibitors and sponsors, 3,000 startups and open innovation stakeholders, and over 1,000 speakers from around the globe.

The call is officially open: to apply, fill out the form by 09/26!

GOAL AND OPPORTUNITIES

The aim of the call is to promote and implement Quantum Computing and Quantum Machine Learning applications for Earth Observation, aiming to develop solutions beneficial to the scientific sector and society as a whole, while creating job and business opportunities. Through this initiative, WMF, ESA, and CINECA seek to stimulate the research and development of advanced technologies capable of addressing global environmental challenges.

The top projects will be selected by a committee comprising representatives from WMF, ESA, and CINECA, providing them with access to the international networks of these three organizations.

Refer to the regulations and the pitch guide.

HOW IT WORKS AND WHO IT'S FOR

The call is aimed at Italian and international startups and companies, as well as universities and/or research centers - either as individuals or teams - with innovative projects or ideas in the technological and digital sector. Of particular interest are projects utilizing Quantum Computing and its components, Quantum Machine Learning, and Automated Reasoning for applications aimed at processing large amounts of data to enhance monitoring and preservation of the Earth's ecosystem.

Products or services selected will focus on enhancing the dynamics of collecting, processing, and utilizing large amounts of data from the international satellite system.

To apply, fill out the form by 09/26!

SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidate projects are selected based on the following criteria:

- Team expertise, sector knowledge, project feasibility

- Development stage of the product/service

- Degree of innovation and defensibility

- Competitive context and positioning

- Alignment with market needs and customer base, and market size

- Potential for idea development in research or business

- Completeness of the presented documentation

Through this initiative, WMF - We Make Future, ESA, and CINECA emphasize how integrating advanced technologies is crucial for the future of our society, promoting sustainable development and environmental protection.

THE 12 CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE
During the application phase, each startup is required to indicate which of the 12 Challenges of the Future they are addressing through digital and technological means with their business project:
  • Future of Cities & Communities

  • Future of Health

  • Future of Work

  • Future of Culture & Travel

  • Future of Food & Agriculture

  • Future of Learning & Education

  • Future of Retail & Customer Experience

  • Future of Marketing

  • Future of Media & Entertainment

  • Future of Sports & Events

  • Future of Finance & Insurance

  • Future of Life On Planet Earth

Furthermore, startups can also indicate their adherence to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) criteria, as well as the impact generated by their innovative project on one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the UN's Agenda 2030.

Please fill out the form to apply for the QC4EO call.

Timeline

06/28
2024
Call Opening
09/26
2024
End of the Call
06/5-7
2025
Participation in the WMF
Would you like to participate in the QC4EO call?

Please fill out the form and attach the required materials to participate in the initiative!

PROPOSER AND TEAM

THE COMPANY

THE PROJECT

DOCUMENTATION

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