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Connecticut is well-positioned to become a leader in the field.

Drawing on applied and fundamental research excellence conducted at UConn, Yale, and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, we have the intellectual infrastructure in place and a plan to move the state into a new world of discovery.

With over 70 research faculty and counting, we have a critical mass of expertise pioneering research in quantum and quantum-adjacent areas: Quantum Sensing, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Materials, Quantum Computing, and Quantum Algorithms

A Powerhouse in Advanced Manufacturing

Imagine a more precise GPS system that works on land, in the sea and in the air that is resistant to jamming or disruption. Finding alternatives to GPS is a critical area of need for national security, aviation, and other arenas where satellite-based technologies currently dominate. Using the Earth’s intrinsic magnetic field to geolocate and navigate is an example of a new emerging application of quantum technologies. Similar technologies can be used to detect minute manufacturing defects in microchips and engines. 

Exploring Quantum Computing Use Cases for Manufacturing

Quantum Computing Aerospace Defense Companies

Life Sciences Fueled by World-Class Research

Imagine running simulations to find cures for such common neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s, and various types of cancer. Quantum-inspired algorithms analyze patient data to tailor treatments based on individual characteristics. Concurrently, quantum computing expedites drug discovery processes by simulating molecular interactions. Advanced imaging techniques, inspired by quantum principles, provide doctors with intricate views of internal structures, aiding in early disease detection and precise diagnosis. 

Exploring Quantum Computing Use Cases For Healthcare

Toward The Institutionalization Of Quantum Computing In Pharmaceutical Research

Leaders in Finance and Insurance

Imagine effective finance and smart service. The finance community is always looking for ways to overcome the resulting performance issues that arise when pricing options. Quantum finance applies the principles of quantum information science to model and optimize the performance of investment portfolios and the broader financial systems 

The Battle Of Tech In Insurance

Quantum: The Next Frontier For Financial Services

Commitment to Clean Energy & the Environment

Imagine new, more sustainable energy sources, such as efficient solar cells, advanced nuclear fusion or better batteries. Quantum sensors can enhance monitoring and control of systems for renewable energy infrastructure, optimizing performance and reliability. Quantum sensors can also provide precise monitoring of environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and greenhouse gas levels, facilitating informed decision-making in climate mitigation efforts. Overall, the integration of quantum technology into renewable energy promises to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and resilient energy future. 

Why Quantum Technology May Hold The Key To Alternative Energy

Quantum Computing: A Game Changer For The Energy And Utilities Sector

Breaking New Ground in Cybersecurity Encryption

Imagine effective governance for societal benefit. Quantum cryptography provides advanced encryption methods to safeguard sensitive government data and communications, ensuring the privacy and security of citizens' information. By harnessing the power of quantum technology, governments and companies can streamline operations, enhance transparency, and strengthen cybersecurity measures, ultimately promoting better governance practices and fostering trust between citizens and authorities. 

Quantum Science And National Security: A Primer For Policymakers

The Quantum Computing Impact on Cybersecurity