About Q-NEXT

Leading the way in next generation quantum science and engineering

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.

Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and co-led by DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Q-NEXT includes three national laboratories, ten universities and several of the U.S.’s leading quantum technology companies. Q-NEXT brings together not only world-leading experts, but also facilities and infrastructure to advance the frontiers of quantum information science and engineering.

Quantum information science (QIS) exploits the peculiar laws of quantum physics, which govern matter and energy at the smallest scales, for discovering fundamentally new ways of capturing, transmitting, storing and manipulating information that are impossible with classical methods. Next-generation technologies based on QIS can solve intractable computing problems, transmit secure information over long distances and sense phenomena that elude classical detectors.

Q-NEXT institutions aim to transfer their new quantum technologies to the private sector for commercialization, supporting U.S. economic competitiveness in this growing field.