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Catalyzing Industry-University Collaboration in Quantum Technologies
March 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - March 15, 2018 @ 12:15 pm EDT
An NSF Sponsored UIDP Workshop
Come together to drive the creation of powerful research consortia to compete for NSF center scale investment support.
The NSF has identified quantum technologies as a national priority through its Big Ideas initiative and has provided a workshop grant to the UIDP to convene a strategic set of corporate leaders (complemented by academic, government, and other representatives) to determine the need and interest in supporting industry-inspired, academically-engaged research centers through substantive investments from both the corporate and government sectors.
The goal of creating one or more industry-university collaborative research centers would be to bolster the country’s standing in this broad area of quantum technologies (quantum communications – quantum computing – quantum materials – quantum sensing – quantum simulation) by identifying the strength of funding commitments from interested industrial organizations to invest in the use-inspired research roadmap we seek to create through this workshop.
The aim of this action-oriented workshop is fairly simple, albeit ambitious:
What type of industry-inspired, industry-initiated academic research consortia will help US industry maintain and enhance its global leadership and competitive position in application areas involving quantum science and technologies and serve the commercial needs of companies that would participate and invest in such consortia?
The workshop will be held March 14-15, 2018 at the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, which has kindly agreed to serve as our host and co-sponsor. This is an invitation-only event.
Attendees can look forward to:
- Current approaches to Industry-University Research Centers
- Current quantum technologies research thrusts
- Catalyzing company participation
- Roundtable discussions on quantum technologies research thrusts
- Networking opportunities
Thank you to our generous sponsors.
The UIDP would like to thank and acknowledge our host and sponsors: the University of Southern California Office of Research, the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC, and Elsevier.