(PRNewswire) Aliro Quantum, the first pureplay quantum networking company, today announced that it has been named a 2022 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Aliro Quantum is co-founded by Professor Prineha Narang and spun out of her NarangLab at Harvard University. The company was selected as a 2022 Technology Pioneer for enabling quantum networks for quantum secure communications, clustered quantum computing, quantum sensing, and ultimately the quantum Internet.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers program recognizes early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which include innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
“Powerful quantum systems such as those we are pioneering at Aliro will enable breakthroughs in energy, medicine, materials science and other novel applications we have yet to imagine,” said Jim Ricotta, CEO and Chairman of Aliro Quantum. “Recognition by the World Economic Forum is significant validation of the team’s hard work developing the foundational technologies needed for quantum networks and the quantum Internet, and we look forward to contributing to the World Economic Forum’s work in this area. Our VC investors have identified quantum networks as a massive and disruptive opportunity, and we are already engaged with a number of major commercial and government organizations to build their next generation networks”
Recognized as a leading Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum for her work in quantum science and tech in 2018, Narang, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Aliro, added: “When we founded Aliro in 2019, our mission was to make quantum technology accessible, a mission that drives us as we build out the Aliro quantum networking stack to unlock the power of quantum networks and the quantum Internet. Today Aliro is leading the charge in entanglement-based quantum networks, enabling quantum secure communications, clustered quantum computing and quantum sensing. Our work stands to realize the promise of quantum tech at scale!”
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.