The main advantages
The main areas of application of quantum computing are:
Optimization: the search for the optimal solution among several possibilities, useful for example in logistics.
Simulation of scenarios and behavior of complex systems, such as the structure of new molecules for the pharmaceutical industry.
Recognition and classification, for example in anti-fraud activities.
Because of these applications, the main industries that have begun to invest in quantum computing are banking and insurance, pharmaceutical companies, automotive, energy, and aerospace.
For example, quantum computers could revolutionize the financial sector through complex scenario simulation capabilities for market forecasting, portfolio optimization, and risk management. In Pharma, quantum computing could enable a superior understanding of molecular structures, and thus have a major impact on new drug research and efficacy. In Automotive, interesting applications are expected in R&D, management of particularly complex supply chains.
A turnover of 106 billion
Also according to a McKinsey study, an important place in the chessboard of innovation processes that will mark the course of the decade belongs to quantum technologies. The potential turnover of this sector is expected to reach $106 billion in 2040, up from about ten consolidated at the end of 2022, while the economic value that quantum computing could go on to generate (in the four industries most susceptible to take up its benefits, namely automotive, chemical, financial services, and life sciences) is calculated, at its best projection, at $1.270 billion by 2035.