We bring together national experts and facilities to solve cutting-edge challenges in quantum information science and technology
Our public-private partnerships pave the way for commercialization of quantum technologies
Q-NEXT brings together leaders in national laboratories, academia and the private sector to create an innovation ecosystem that enables the translation of discovery science into technologies that benefit U.S. prosperity and security. This public-private partnership is essential to the creation of a domestic supply chain of new quantum materials and technologies for a robust quantum economy.Read more
Organizations across the national laboratory system, academia and private sector constitute Q-NEXT. These organizations bring together world-leading experts, top-tier facilities and cutting-edge projects and collaborations to advance the state-of-the-art in quantum information science and technology.Read more
Strengthening U.S. Leadership
The U.S. must maintain a leadership position in research and development to ensure its global competitiveness in the new quantum economy and to maintain an edge in national security. Q-NEXT is uniquely qualified to help realize that vision by bringing together national experts and facilities to solve major cross-cutting challenges that cannot be addressed by smaller teams.
Establishing Quantum Foundries
Q-NEXT institutions will build two national quantum foundries, one at Argonne near Chicago, Illinois, and the other at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. These will act as a “quantum factory” producing a robust supply chain of pristine, standardized materials and devices that will support both known and yet-to-be-discovered quantum-enabled applications.
Developing Superior Technologies
Q-NEXT research will focus on communication, to distribute quantum information robustly and securely over long distances; ultraprecise sensing, with transformational applications in physics, materials, and life sciences; and processing and testing, both for quantum simulators and future full-stack universal quantum computers with applications in quantum simulations, cryptanalysis, and logistics optimization.
Training the Next Generation
Q-NEXT is working to develop our nation’s future quantum workforce through innovative cooperative training programs with industry, quantum-focused institutional degree programs at the center’s university partners, and re-training certificate programs to build foundational skills for quantum careers.