Quantum technologies are rapidly maturing
...and hold great promise for addressing critical world challenges. The industrialization of quantum computing will bring about a fundamental shift in complex problem-solving in areas like drug discovery, grid optimization, personalized medicine, AI, and more.
With the passing of the bipartisan National Quantum Initiative Act in 2018, global leadership in quantum technologies is now a strategic imperative. Regional assets across research, technology, domain expertise, investment, and federal policy make Greater Washington ("the DMV") uniquely positioned to establish a world-class quantum ecosystem.
THE DMV is preparing FOR THE QUANTUM ERA
Our region is seizing the historic opportunity to come together across borders and disciplines to provide national quantum leadership that drives innovation, economic development, and positive social impact globally.
In line with this ambition, the Strategic Renewal Task Force, consisting of 51 cross-sector leaders dedicated to economic recovery and social equity in the DMV, discussed the strategic intent to develop an integrated and inclusive regional quantum innovation community during their September 2020 meeting.
LEADERS across the DMV are working together to accelerate quantum solutions
An Integrated Regional Approach to Quantum Development
THE POTOMAC Quantum INNOVATION CENTER CREATES AN INFORMED LOOP BETWEEN
INDUSTRY NEEDS AND APPLIED RESEARCH
...to accelerate applications across the focus domains of life sciences, transportation, and energy. Public-private-academia cohorts will prioritize problem sets and R&D efforts, collaborate on technology and solution development, and test early use cases.
To equip the DMV for long-term leadership in quantum, PQIC will also focus on workforce enablement and skills development across the region, with an emphasis on inclusion of under-represented communities.
We are currently engaging regional stakeholders and forming strategic partnerships.
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