University-Industry Engagement Week

Chicago Quantum Exchange expands partnership with Boeing

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: November 7th, 2023

The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), a multi-institutional quantum research hub based at the University of Chicago (UChicago), is expanding its partnership with Boeing through a new collaboration that will support researchers in the development and commercialization of new quantum technologies.

Boeing has made a new commitment of more than $3.5 million to fund technical workshops at CQE and support new research projects that stem from those workshops, as well as graduate student and postdoctoral fellows and early-career researchers whose work moves the quantum field in new directions.

CQE serves a variety of research institutions across the region, including Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University. Boeing has been a partner of CQE since 2019.

“Our combined partnerships among university researchers, national labs, start-ups, and leading businesses like Boeing make the Chicago region uniquely positioned to lead the next generation of quantum science and engineering,” says Juan de Pablo, Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, National Laboratories and Global Initiatives at UChicago. “Boeing’s support and collaboration are vital to our collective success.”

Boeing’s quantum portfolio manager Jay Lowell comments, “Boeing is committed to working with CQE to develop and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers who will advance quantum sensing and networking technologies.”

Source: UChicago News

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