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 a strategic imperative. Regional assets across research, technology, domain expertise, investment, and federal policy make Greater Washington uniquely positioned to establish a world-class quantum ecosystem.
QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES ARE RAPIDLY MATURING
and hold great promise for addressing critical world challenges.
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.
On October 15, the Strategic Renewal Task Force adopted a recommendation to accelerate the formation of an integrated and inclusive quantum innovation community, and launch the Potomac Quantum Innovation Center.
A Regional Approach to Accelerating Quantum Solutions
We are working with collaborators and partners across the DMV to establish PQIC
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.
THE POTOMAC QUANTUM INNOVATION CENTER CREATES AN INFORMED LOOP BETWEEN INDUSTRY
NEEDS & APPLIED RESEARCH
to accelerate applications across the focus domains of life sciences, transportation, and energy.
PQIC Functional Pillars
Driving DMV quantum leadership across 5 areas
Prioritization via Life Sciences, Transportation, and Energy Domain Cohorts
EDUCATION & WORKFORCE
Attract, develop & retain quantum talent across the DMV
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Maintain interlocked sets of curated & prioritized domain sets & research focuses
Equip the DMV with the right tools to accelerate innovation
POLICY, GOVERNANCE & STANDARDS
Function as the national hub for thought leadership, best practices, advice & support
FUNDING & MARKETING
Establish the DMV as the best location for quantum investment
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