Organizations across the national laboratory system, academia and private industry constitute Q-NEXT, which is led by Argonne National Laboratory. These Q-NEXT institutions 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 and to ensure U.S. leadership in this economically crucial arena. They are leaders in many areas of quantum information science, including quantum information theory, high-performance computation, quantum experimental science, basic discovery science, advanced computing and high energy physics.

The partners are embedded in all aspects of Q-NEXT:  participation in each of our scientific thrusts, governance and development of the center strategy, and training of the next generation of the quantum workforce This is crucial to speed discovery, develop quantum applications and prepare a quantum-ready workforce.

Q-NEXT institutions are dedicated to transferring new quantum technologies to the private sector for commercialization that supports U.S. economic competitiveness in this growing field.

National Laboratories

Argonne National Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Cornell University
Northwestern University
Penn State
UC Santa Barbara
The University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Applied Materials
General Atomics
HRL Laboratories
Keysight Technologies
Quantum Opus