We bring together national experts and facilities to solve cutting-edge challenges in quantum information science
Q-NEXT focuses on quantum communication to distribute information robustly over long distances; quantum sensors, enabling ultraprecise measurements; quantum materials for building groundbreaking technologies; and quantum simulators to support the development of quantum computers.
A vibrant quantum ecosystem
National labs, universities and technology companies are partners in Q-NEXT. These organizations bring together world-leading experts in multiple areas of research, top-tier facilities, and cutting-edge projects and collaborations to advance the state of the art in quantum information science and technology.
The Q-NEXT team is building two national quantum foundries, one at Argonne and the other at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. These foundries will serve as a quantum factory, producing a robust supply chain of high-quality, standardized materials and devices that will support quantum-enabled applications.
The next-generation workforce
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.
Q-NEXT by the numbers
3 national labs
14 leading technology companies
2 quantum foundries
Areas advanced by Q-NEXT R&D
Materials and chemicals
Transportation and logistics
Eight Open Quantum Initiative undergraduate fellows recently completed quantum research experiences that contributed to Q-NEXT R&D. In this Q&A, they share what they did this summer. Read More
Argonne and partners attained a major milestone toward quantum computing based on single-electron qubits: nearly a thousand-fold increase in coherence time and a first demonstration of scale-up. Read More
An institutional partner of the Q-NEXT quantum research center, JPMorgan Chase is advancing quantum technologies for the financial sector while collaborating with other organizations to push the quantum frontier for all. Read More
In the news
U.S. Department of Energy announces first-of-its-kind collaboration for quantum technology demonstrations in space
From the U.S. Department of Energy: The U.S. Department of Energy announces the first round of participants dedicated to the Quantum & Space Collaboration, which has garnered an array of participants, including Q-NEXT partner Infleqtion. Read More
From WGN News: Chicago is aiming to become the quantum capital of the world. Public and private investment, workforce efforts, tech startups, and collaboration across academia, government and industry are all helping position Illinois as a leader in the quantum revolution. The WGN news piece… Read More
Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris administration announces 31 regional tech hubs to spur American innovation, strengthen manufacturing and create good-paying jobs in Every Region of the Country
From the White House: President Biden and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announce the designation of 31 communities across the country as Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs (Tech Hubs) through the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. The 31 Tech Hubs focus on developing and… Read More