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AFRL Information Directorate, SUNY, & Griffiss Institute to Collaborate on $12 M QIS Research Center

By IQT News posted 30 Aug 2019

(OneidaDispatch) Oneida County will help develop the Open Innovation Campus, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, the Griffiss Institute, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, that will create a $12 million research center at Griffiss International Airport. The campus’s collaborators will look to use Quantum Information Processing to analyze and improve such things as computer hardware and software, data protection, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
The goal of the Open Innovation Campus will be to connect global technology leaders from the likes of Google, IBM and QCWare to collaborate and solve intricate Air Force computing challenges. It will link researchers from government, industry and academia to share top minds, ideas and facilities — virtually and in person — and expand upon the $2 billion annual federal investment in Rome Lab.
“The Open Innovation Campus will provide a collaborative hub that will produce revolutionary research from those on the forefront of cutting-edge technology,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente. “Oneida County is proud to invest in this forward-thinking partnership with Rome Lab, Griffiss Institute and SUNY Poly that will establish us as a trailblazer in the emerging field of Quantum Information Science and spur economic development.
The campus will be housed in Building 100 at the Griffiss International Airport. The facility will two quantum labs and two neuromorphic/electronic labs, event space and training and classrooms.
NOTE: The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate is the US “Air Force ‘superlab’ for command, control, and communications’ research and development and is responsible for planning and executing the USAF science and technology program.

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