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Quantum Technology

Waterloo is at the epicentre of the quantum revolution
Dozens of world-leading companies and hundreds of researchers are focused on bringing quantum innovations to market. Cutting-edge quantum research at world-leading institutes is helping shape the next generation of transformative technology.

Waterloo at a Glance

Quantum Investment

Canada leads G7 nations in per capita quantum investment

Canadian governments have made substantial investments into quantum research and commercialization. In 2023, the Government of Canada announced a new $360 million National Quantum Strategy to ensure we maintain our quantum supremacy.

The National Quantum Strategy supports:

  • Quantum computing hardware and software
  • Quantum communications technologies including cybersecurity
  • Quantum sensor technologies

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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The world’s largest independent theoretical physics research centre, Perimeter is home to hundreds of researchers working in quantum information, quantum condensed matter and more.

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Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo

One of the world’s top quantum experimentation centres, IQC is also home to the Transformative Quantum Technologies lab, which is focused on accelerating the development and deployment of quantum technologies.

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Quantum Valley Investments

Quantum Valley Investments provides commercialization funding, expertise and support for researchers that develop new, cutting-edge technologies and applications in Quantum Information Science.

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They Choose Waterloo

From global leaders to the next big thing, these companies are building the future in Waterloo

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" What we have in Waterloo is probably the world’s best concentration of expertise in terms of the people who are well-equipped to solve problems in the quantum computing field. "

Joseph Emerson

Head of Quantum Strategy, Keysight Technologies

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