$18 Million to Launch the Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform – Accelerating Quebec’s digital transformation

By Sandra Helsel posted 22 Apr 2022

(Ca.Finance.Yahoo) The Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform (PINQ2) was created as an initiative of the Université de Sherbrooke and the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec.  IQT-News covers the announcement below.

This unique high-performance computing platform will be the catalyst leading to an ecosystem of collaborative research projects between scientists, businesses, and organizations.
PINQ2’s mission is to increase collaboration and technology transfer between industry and the research community and to accelerate the digital transformation of companies by training tomorrow’s talents. Centred on the values of collaboration, equity, excellence, and sustainable development, the platform will become a reference centre in Quebec and Canada to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of digital technologies.
This platform will be able to carry out its role by joining forces with a large group of academic and industrial partners. This includes $16 million in funding from the provincial government and significant support from world-class industry leaders.
“Quebec is increasingly becoming a leader in quantum science and technology. To continue on this path, we need the most advanced technologies, such as PINQ2, that enable innovation and create links between researchers and the entrepreneurial community.”

“The platform, anchored in Quebec and entirely available via cloud computing, will increase the link between university research and industrial partners. In fact, PINQ2 will provide companies and university research teams with a very high performance computing infrastructure, close to industry standards, accompanied by professional software, while guaranteeing that data will be kept in Quebec.”

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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