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Advancing Quantum Technologies (CT)

Through the NSF Engines Development Award (NSF-2302908): Advancing Quantum Technologies (CT), the Quantum CT team will engage a broad coalition of partners from industry, academia, government, municipal, and nonprofit sectors to lay the groundwork for expansive, equitable quantum technology-driven economic development.​

What is Quantum?

Quantum technologies harness the principles and phenomena that govern the behavior of particles and systems at the atomic and subatomic level to develop new applications and capabilities that are beyond the scope of classical computing and traditional technologies. Quantum technology holds immense potential to revolutionize various fields, including computing, communication, cryptography, and precision sensing. Quantum computers, for instance, have the potential to solve complex problems exponentially faster than classical computers, offering breakthroughs in areas such as drug discovery, optimization, and cryptography.

The collaboration between Connecticut’s academic institutions, industries, government, and non-profit organizations will greatly expedite the advancement of quantum technologies, leading to substantial long-term economic benefits for the state.

Our targeted industrial sectors are significant for the national economy and have wide-ranging societal impact.

Targeted Industries

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Finance 

Connecticut’s base in nationally-important industries will steer use-inspired research and will become prime adopters of emerging quantum technologies.