Catalyzing the quantum research ecosystem and workforce
The Quantum Systems Accelerator will strengthen the nation’s quantum research ecosystem and help ensure its international leadership in quantum R&D by building a network of national labs, industry, and universities that addresses a broad spectrum of technological challenges. The center will train the workforce needed to keep the nation at the forefront of quantum information science, share its advances with the scientific community, and serve as a central clearinghouse for promising research.
QSA will partner with industries across the spectrum: from large multinational companies to start-ups, and from basic R&D to interactions with end users. Through our partnerships, external advisory board, and industry listening sessions, we will solicit industry input on what is needed to accelerate technology development. We will also work with our industry partners to educate the next generation of QIS researchers. These industrial collaborations will form, build, and sustain the U.S. commercial quantum enterprise.
The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) will support activities that provide engagement with students and QED-C member companies.
In addition to its core team, the Quantum Systems Accelerator will engage with more than 30 partners across academia, government labs, international research programs, and industry, including large companies and startups. These partnerships enable the QSA to determine what’s needed to accelerate quantum R&D, and develop technology roadmaps that shepherd promising technologies from the lab to the factory.
QSA One Stop Quantum Shop (OSQS) Portal
The web portal will facilitate collaboration between QSA partners and the broader QIS community, and will be made available to the community of users. The portal will be a central repository for technical data and archival, research publications, open-source licensed software, access to collaborative project information, and provide access to our experts in the quantum field. The portal will also have a section dedicated to training, internship opportunities, and outreach programs for federally funded quantum centers.
To cultivate the future workforce of quantum scientists, engineers, and technicians, the center will partner with California and other states, community colleges, workforce boards, and industry to establish curricula for educators and create apprenticeship opportunities for people interested in quantum science, including women and under-represented minorities.