The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), an intellectual hub aimed at advancing quantum information engineering and science, has gone global.

The organization announced in a news release that leading research organizations in Europe and Australia have joined the exchange, which are steps toward creating global partnerships that are essential to new breakthroughs in quantum science and engineering. 

QuTech, a partnership between the Delft University of Technology and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, and the University of New South Wales in Australia have announced that they have joined the exchange, joining more than 100 scientists and engineers from academia, industry and government who make up the Chicago Quantum Exchange headquartered at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

The hub aims to promote the exploration of quantum information technologies and the development of new applications, according to the release. The CQE facilitates interactions between research groups of its member and partner institutions and provides an avenue for developing and fostering collaborations, joint projects, and information exchange. 

“Assembling the world’s leading organizations will accelerate advances in quantum science and engineering, as well as help identify unique applications for this nascent technology,” said David Awschalom, director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. “By partnering with QuTech and the University of New South Wales, we can collectively leverage the unique capabilities of each of our organizations to unlock the immense possibilities of the quantum world.”

Awschalom is the Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and a senior scientist at UChicago-affiliated Argonne National Laboratory.

The partnership was discussed on Oct. 25 at the second Chicago Quantum Summit, which convened leaders in quantum technology from around the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

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