World’s first-of-its-kind Alliance formed to advance quantum technologies


The University of Waterloo has partnered with research initiative Transformative Quantum Technologies to explore new opportunities for applying quantum solutions.

The two have launched the Quantum Alliance to connect industry and academia to accelerate research, development, testing and application of impactful quantum technologies.

Transformative Quantum Technologies is leveraging over $76 million in funding received from Canada First Research Excellence Funds.

The Alliance is said to be the world’s first-of-its-kind to access the Quantum Innovation Cycle; and will encourage stakeholders to share resources and knowledge.

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The organisation is dedicating seven years to address quantum challenges and ensure the technology is disruptive in personalised medicine, natural resource exploration, environmental monitoring, secure communications and many more.

David Cory, professor at the University of Waterloo said the Alliance “recognises that quantum tech will be disruptive in many fields and brings early adopters together with quantum technology experts in a unique shared development space. We are enabling this community to explore the full quantum innovation cycle, from materials to devices to applications.”