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An NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC)

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The Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT), an alliance between Purdue University, Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI), will partner with industry and government stakeholders to identify compelling needs and challenges, and then develop novel quantum technologies to address them.

The CQT is a planned Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored initiative to focus academic creativity and innovation on addressing key industry problems and concerns. IUCRCs enable industrially-relevant, pre-competitive research through multi-member, sustained partnerships among industry, academia, and government.

CQT engineers and scientists from the four partner institutions will develop and transfer foundational knowledge into industry-friendly quantum devices, systems, and algorithms with enhanced functionality and performance.

The NSF provides a financial and procedural framework for membership and operations in addition to best practices learned over decades of fostering public/private partnerships that provide significant value to the nation, industry and university faculty and students. Members guide the direction of center research through active involvement and mentoring.