U.S. State of Maryland Forms Quantum Alliance Pairing Government, Academia, and Business Entities

Maryland Quantum Alliance forms to collaborate across sectors

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+  On January 30, 2020, the Maryland Quantum Alliance launched in Annapolis with an event at the Maryland House of Delegates. Arriving during the annual legislative session, it was undoubtedly designed to draw a few politicians into the mix.

The University of Maryland College Park is heading up the effort to turn research into new technology. Universities, companies and government institutions are signed on.

+  Led by the University of Maryland College Park, the alliance brings together academia, the private sector and government with an aim of encouraging collaboration. UMCP is already moving toward that direction, with last summer’s announcement of a new Quantum Technology Center that has a goal of turning research into tech, and partnering with industry and government to do so. It has a total of five quantum research centers.

+  “With our great strength in quantum science, computing and innovation, we are well positioned to lead this initiative,” University of Maryland College Park President Wallace D. Loh said in a statement. “By combining the strength of neighboring universities, federal labs and businesses, this initiative can make the whole region into a quantum powerhouse.”

Source:  Technical.ly/Baltimore.  Stephen Babcock,  Maryland Quantum Alliance forms to collaborate across sectors…

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