OneQuantum Africa news, ideas and updates
Introducing OneQuantum Africa subchapters in Kenya, Libya, South Africa, and Libya | Get in touch if you are interested in starting a local chapter in your country
Announcing subchapters of OneQuantum Africa
About 60% of people in Africa are under the age of 25, and the number of young people is expected to grow in the decades ahead. To these young people, Africa is full of potential and opportunity. We must give them access to skills and education in the newest technologies like quantum to support their innovative spirit and equip them for the future. This is our opportunity to lead.
Our vision is to reach out to every country and university in Africa such that everyone who has an interest in quantum is supported to succeed.
“South Africa and Africa have missed the rise of the electronic industry. Our focus on Quantum technology gives us the opportunity to leapfrog into the Quantum world and be a major player in the field. By harnessing the quantum world, we open an exciting future that is developing before our eyes: seeing smaller, better and with less light for enhanced medical imaging (quantum ghost imaging), networks that are fundamentally secure and unbreakable taking cybersecurity beyond its man-made limitations (quantum secure communication) and exponentially faster computers (quantum computing) to solve assumed “unsolvable” problems, from finance to drug design.” Professor Andrew Forbes, WitsQ Director
“Unless African entrepreneurs and Universities work together to advance this technology and make it mainstream, we will be left behind in the race towards Quantum supremacy.” Andile Ngcaba, Founding Partner & Chairman at Convergence Partners Investments
If you are passionate about quantum and want to make quantum technology accessible in your local community, get in touch.
OneQuantum is always searching for chapter presidents who would like to open a new chapter in all countries or regions, as well as volunteers and partners to help us expand and improve our efforts.
Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and share your goals.
We are more than happy to welcome amazing speakers like Elizabeth Ruetsch from Keysight Technologies to the Women in Quantum Summit V on July 19 & 20. Together with our WIQ president Denise Ruffner, she helped launch the Women in Quantum mentoring program, helping not only women feel empowered in the quantum industry but all our community members.
For those looking to make a career move in quantum, remember to submit your resumes to email@example.com and join our career fair at the end of both days (we facilitated 5 hires since our last event in March).
Don’t miss out on our weekly OneQuantum Africa meeting on July 14 at 7 PM CAT. We are more than thrilled to host 16-year-old Anisha Musti, founder and CEO at Q-munity, an NPO striving to connect and teach young individuals about quantum computing.
Anisha will share her passion for solving the world's biggest problems through technologies like quantum computing.
High school students are encouraged to attend.
Please also invite your quantum tech colleagues; we are looking forward to having an interesting discussion!
Register for the cocktail party that comes after the meeting at 2000hrs CAT for one on one networking.
See you at OneQuantum Africa, where we build strong local communities connected to the global quantum tech ecosystem.
I hope you are having a great week.
Farai Mazhandu | President | OneQuantum Africa
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News, events, resources, and more…
This week we focus on high schoolers. Watch the Highly Selective STEM admissions | Stephen Friedfeld collab with AcceptU and join us on 14 July at 1900hrs CAT to hear more from Anisha, the founder of Q-munity.
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Kuano.ai, a London, UK-based provider of a software platform for quantum modeling of enzymes, raised £1m in seed funding.
Well done to Sahar Ben Rached for receiving her IBM Certified Associate Developer of Quantum Computation using Qiskit badge!
Sahar started her journey in Quantum Computing with Qiskit and IBM Quantum programs in late 2019. She is a Quantum Computing Intern @ IPE-KIT | Research Student in Nanotechnology @ FST-UTM | Co-Founder and Trainer @ QTunisia
Congratulations to US-based Rwandan researcher Prof. Aristide Gumyusenge, who has been appointed as an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the department of materials science. His research interests are in designing and processing novel organic materials for bioelectronics and neuromorphic computing devices. Read more here
Do you have any news, meeting, event, or achievement that you would like to share with your colleagues and the quantum tech community in Africa? Please submit this information to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to share it via this newsletter and on our social media platforms.