ID Quantique has been pioneering commercial applications of Quantum technologies since the company was founded in Geneva in 2001. Today the company employs more than 100 employees around the world and has kept its pioneering spirit of its early days.
Before we look ahead, let’s take a look back at the journey and some of our biggest moments.
ID Quantique founders, Professor Nicolas Gisin and CEO Gregoire Ribordy, reflect on 20 Years of Quantum Innovation. From how they started the company to their ongoing commitment to keeping the pioneering spirit alive for the next 20 years and beyond!
"Working at ID Quantique is very exciting. We partner with worldwide suppliers to find the best parts and manufacture such beautiful and innovative products. "
“We're excited to witness the moment of industrialization and popularization of Quantum technology, which has continued to be a marvel of natural providence since the universe began.”
“As Niels Bohr said: "If you think you have understood quantum theory, it is because you have not understood it". Each project at IDQ is a fantastic journey into the infinitely small.“
“Working with multicultural colleagues is a bit like quantum entanglement! It helps to broaden our perspective and enhances our understanding of the world “
"The Quantum Technologies market is a niche. Niche markets mean crossing borders and seas therefore working with other cultures and worldwide partners. It’s great fun!"
“It feels great to be part of such a forward-looking company at the start of the Quantum Technology era, shaping the future with incredible new products.”
“Quantum-enhanced security in mobile phones! It’s so exciting to be a part of the first mass market application of what is a revolutionary new technology.”
“After 20 years of intense work, I feel the same ardent pioneering spirit among ID Quantique's people to shape our quantum world, today and for the coming generations.”
At IDQ, we care for others and the planet. As employees, we're accountable for our actions at all levels and as a company, we're committed to reducing our impact on the environment."
“As a team, our daily goal is: quality & operational excellence while hitting productivity targets. Our whole team is dedicated to improving our internal processes.”
"What makes IDQ unique is the company’s culture. It's a place where the collective intellectual achievement is truly promoted to feed innovation and create market leading solutions."
We’ve done a lot in 20 years, from being considered “crazy” in 2001, to global leaders in 2021.
Throughout the years, ID Quantique has been leading the advancement of quantum science, empowering quantum physicists and quantum photonics researchers to take their experiments to the next level.
CEO and co-founder of ID Quantique
“Back in 2001, we had to be innovative and we strongly believed the future would be quantum. Seeing how quantum technologies have imposed themselves in today’s society is an exciting confirmation of our 20-year-old vision. It is a privilege to be helping to build the safe and secure future that we all deserve.”
EVP Strategic Initiatives, ID Quantique
“We believe the Quantum Decade will be a leap forward for the operational use of quantum technologies, with even greater impact than the Internet in the ‘90s. 2021 is the tipping point, where we will see Quantum technology improving cloud security massively. It’s an exciting time for everyone at IDQ and a cause for great celebration in our 20th anniversary year.”
CMO, ID Quantique
“Over 20 years of pioneering single-photon detection, we’ve helped academic research teams develop new ideas and concepts to solve complex scientific problems. Today, we continue to challenge optical sensing performance by advancing the frontiers of single-photon science and applications. In the next decade, I can see a broader adoption of photon-counting systems in industrial applications such as life sciences, defence and automotive.
We would love to hear where you, our customers and partners, think Quantum technologies will take us in the next 20 years.
Please send us a message with your thoughts on the future of Quantum.