(GlobeNewsWire) Quantum Computing Inc. announced today that the company has been admitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-supported Quantum Economic Development Consortium.
“I’m honored to have Quantum Computing Inc. join the QED-C. I believe our participation will allow us to contribute to an important government initiative and create partnerships with key players and thought leaders in the quantum computing industry” stated CEO Robert Liscouski. “Government support through a national quantum strategy will help guarantee the continued growth of the U.S. Quantum Computing Industry. Our focus on developing software applications for quantum computing will serve an important role in this rapidly growing ecosystem of quantum computing technologies by providing a bridge for customers to this cutting-edge technology,” he added.
The Quantum Economic Development Consortium or QED-C—managed by SRI International— is a government and industry supported initiative to foster collaboration and expand U.S. leadership in the global quantum information science and technology economy. Since its formation in 2018, members of the QED-C now include Corporations such as Amazon, Citi, D-Wave, Google, and IBM; Academic Institutions such as Caltech, the University of Colorado, and the University of Maryland; and Government Entities in addition to NIST such as the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. The intent of the consortium includes enabling access to quantum engineering capabilities to efficiently create, test, and validate potential technology platforms and processes.