Prof. Enrique Solano visited IDAL from 12th to 14th July. Prof. Solano is a renowned contributor in the field of quantum computing, quantum information and quantum technologies. Some of his publications are globally accepted references in the field. He led research groups in different institutions, like Max Planck Institute for Physics, the University of the Basque Country or Shanghai University. He recently set up a startup company named Kipu Quantum ( with the goal of achieving quantum advantage making use of NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Computing. During his stay, he had scientific discussions about disruptive ideas in the frontiers of Machine Learning and Quantum Computing and gave a presentation on his view to achieve quantum advantage with NISQ approaches.