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A Planned NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC)


The Center for Quantum Technologies partners with industry and government associates to address significant challenges to advancing quantum technologies. Committed industry members will work closely with CQT founding partners, Purdue University, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), to further quantum research and to help advance translation of quantum technologies. Committed industry and government members will provide funding to the center’s researchers and will obtain early access to findings applicable to their organizations.

Committed Members


Air Force Research Laboratory




Eli Lilly and Company

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Entanglement, Inc.

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General Atomics

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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IBM Quantum

IBM Quantum



Northrup Grumman

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NSWC Crane

NSWC Crane

Quantum Computing Inc.

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SkyWater Technology

Benefits to Committed Industry Members

Access to Talent

  • Opportunity to mentor, train, and build relationships with students (25% of IUCRC students become employed by member companies)

R&D Risk Mitigation

  • Share risks of early-stage research with like-minded peers

Lower Research Costs

  • Save internal research $ through access to facilities, infrastructure, and lower human capital costs

Leverage Research Dollars

  • Earn higher return on investment with jointly funded research

Network Opportunities

  • Learn from other center members

Access to IP

  • Royalty-free, non-exclusive license to IP produced in the center