Bringing industry, academia, and government together to harness British Columbia’s growing global reputation as a leader in quantum computing.

Quantum Computing Roadmapping Workshop

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Quantum computing holds a bright future because of its ability to solve some complex problems that are beyond the current, and all future, capabilities of traditional computers. With a focus on applications for existing or near-term quantum hardware platforms, the QAI provides companies from various industries the opportunity to partner with academic institutions, quantum application companies, and quantum hardware providers to de-risk the adoption of quantum technologies and to gain a market advantage.

The work of the institute’s members is expected to create new companies and investment opportunities as the research moves towards commercial uses in supply chain logistics, medical research, advanced design, materials testing, finance, modeling, and cybersecurity.

Download our 3-year plan

Our Mandate

MISSION: Leverage British Columbia’s strengths to establish an applied quantum computing ecosystem that features broad participation, an inclusive approach to core technology and is focused on building a critical mass of talent that drives skilled job creation and economic development across the province and Canada.

VISION: By 2025, the Quantum Algorithms Institute is a world leader in producing highly-qualified professionals in quantum computing, basic and quantum algorithmic research, and in applying quantum computing technologies to real world problems.

Our Goals

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Learning

Educate and grow a talent ecosystem in British Columbia that is focused on applying existing and emerging quantum technologies to solve real-world industry and government problems.

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Gear

Identify real-world industry, public policy and research problems that can be solved more efficiently using quantum computing, then demonstrate this quantum advantage.

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Partnership

Build strong industry-academia partnerships that bring domain expertise and research knowledge together to work on innovative solutions that can be commercialized.

Founding Members

BC DWave UBC SFU UVic AWS 1QBit Photonic IBM Microsoft

Board of Directors

Landon Downs

Landon Downs

1QBIT
Guylas

Paul Gulyas

IBM CANADA
Katzgraber

Helmut Katzgraber

Amazon Web Services
Oneil

Dugan O’Neil

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Lackey

Brad Lackey

MICROSOFT
Milton

Cynthia Milton

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Murphy

Gail Murphy

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Nathan

Nathan Nankivell

Province of BC
Simmons

Stephanie Simmons

PHOTONIC INC.
Thom

Murray Thom

D-Wave Systems Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about quantum events?

We will be launching our full website in early 2021, which will include information about upcoming events and training opportunities happening at the QAI and its member organizations.

How can I get time on a quantum system?

Through our member organizations you can get free access to quantum systems and their training resources: D-Wave, Microsoft, IBM, 1QBit.

How can my organization become a member of the QAI?

Please contact membership@qai.info to learn more.

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