Over the last two years, IBM has been dedicated to growing the quantum computing community – and Tuesday, the company announced the continued expansion of the IBM Q Network, its commercial quantum-computing program, to include a number of North American universities.
IBM is partnering with the University of Colorado Boulder and a number of other universities to accelerate joint research in quantum computing, and develop programs for students that will help them find careers in this era of computing, according to a news release from IBM.
“As part of the IBM Q Network, CU Boulder will seek collaborations with IBM Q scientists and engineers through its CUbit Quantum Initiative, where university, industry and government scientists conduct joint R&D, train students to contribute to the expanding quantum workforce, and engage with a range of industry partners,” the release stated.
The IMB Q Network provides its partners with “quantum expertise and resources, quantum software and developer tools, as well as cloud-based access to IBM’s most advanced and scalable commercial universal quantum computing systems available” the release stated.
“Partnering with these world-leading academic and research institutions is key as we work to educate, empower, and get the next generation of students ‘quantum ready’ to advance the field,” Anthony Annunziata, IBM Q Network Global Lead at IBM Research, said in a release.
“We are very excited to participate with IBM in a number of areas, quantum specifically is an interest for IBM and CU Boulder,” said Chris Muldrow, industry program manager for CUBit. “We have some strong connections there already, and we’re looking to move forward with them with our own initiative and supporting their goals with quantum computing.”
IBM Q also is partnering with Florida State University, Stony Brook University, the University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, the University of Tokyo, Duke University, Harvard University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at their joint Chicago Quantum Exchange.