Akzo Nobel and Microsoft focus on digital research

Akzo Nobel and Microsoft have teamed up to explore how quantum computing could help fast track the development of high-performance and more sustainable paints and coatings.

Quantum computing may offer game-changing industrial applications and possibilities. Image source: geralt - Pixabay (icon image).

Scientists from both parties will co-develop what will effectively be a virtual laboratory. The aim is to conduct experiments using quantum computing and other Microsoft Azure cloud services.

As Akzo Nobel points out in a statement, quantum computation is capable of simulating chemical reactions at an unprecedented level of accuracy. Together, Microsoft and Akzo Nobel want to explore how this can contribute to creating more advanced and sustainable products through collaborative experimentation and development.

Digital research

“This is a really exciting partnership which has the potential to be truly groundbreaking,” says Klaas Kruithof, Akzo Nobel’s Chief Technology Officer. “We’re incredibly proud to partner with Microsoft and investigate how we can take our digital research into a new dimension. Innovation demands collaboration and this is a fantastic way for us to keep pushing boundaries so we can make a sustainable and long-lasting difference to our customers and the planet.”

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