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PQIC Status Updates

Updated: 4 days ago

This page contains the latest Potomac Quantum Innovation Center (PQIC) program updates. Please subscribe through the PQIC landing page to receive periodic updates or to contact us. Last updated February 26, 2021.

General


Developed PQIC program framework to drive DMV quantum leadership across:

  • Five functional pillars (Education & Workforce, Research & Development, Market Acceleration, Policy & Standards, Funding & Marketing)

  • Three domain cohorts for cross-sector impact and needs-based prioritization (Life Sciences, Transportation, and Energy)

Near-term focus on work streams:

  • Education & Workforce Pillar

  • Research & Development Pillar

  • Policy & Standards Pillar

  • Life Sciences Domain Cohort

Secured initial funding


Establishing a strategy for multi-stakeholder regional funding pursuits


Steering Committee


Confirmed nine regional leaders to serve as PQIC champions and core members of the PQIC Steering Committee


Securing additional Steering Committee members


Planning to conduct the 1st Steering Committee meeting in March


Education & Workforce Pillar


Developed the Education & Workforce program framework, consisting of quantum talent development, attraction, and retention across K-12, higher education, and the workforce


Formed the Education & Workforce Working Group, consisting of 19 members across academia, industry, civil society, and government


Conducted three Working Group meetings and broke into sub-groups:

  • Quantum Awareness & Engagement Sessions

  • Regional Assets & Capabilities Inventory (Educational Programs + Equipment / Software)

  • Quantum Skills Directory

  • Regional Education & Workforce Roadmap

Policy Pillar


Developed an initial draft of the Policy Impact program framework in collaboration with PQIC partners


Engaging policy experts and forming the Policy Impact Working Group


Research & Development Pillar


Developing an initial draft of the Research & Development program framework in collaboration with PQIC partners


Engaging technology and solution innovation experts to form the R&D Working Group


Planning for a regional shared quantum infrastructure construct


Life Sciences Domain Cohort


Engaging regional industry, academia, and Federal stakeholders to form the Life Sciences Domain Cohort


Partnerships


Conducting ongoing engagement with regional stakeholders and the wider quantum ecosystem


Coordinating with local quantum innovators and key national and regional initiatives such as the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance, Quantum Start-Up Foundry, and Quantum Technology Center at UMD, Quantum Science and Engineering Center at GMU, Quantum Industry Coalition, National Quantum Literacy Network, and Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)