There are a number of useful websites that allow users to exchange relevant information to others interested in the quantum computing field. This section provides a description and links to those websites.
NISQ Computing Newsletter
The NISQ Computing Newsletter is a curated digest of the latest preprints that are impacting the field of near-term quantum computing. It features exclusively experiments that advance the field of applied quantum computing in existing hardware, or theoretical/engineering tightly connected to experimental realization in the near term. The newsletter is updated on a monthly basis and is provided by the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), a joint collaboration between the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and the NASA Ames Research Center.
Quantiki is a social platform for researchers in quantum computing. It includes a number of academic position postings, listings of some upcoming conferences, and abstracts of journal articles.
Quantum for Quants
Quantum computers have the potential to provide an entirely different approach to solving very hard finance problems. Quantumforquants.org has been created to foster education, discussion, and collaboration to advance identification and understanding of solutions to open industry problems.
Quantum Computing Stack Exchange
The Quantum Computing Stack Exchange provides a forum for engineers, scientists, programmers, and computing professionals interested in quantum computing to ask questions about various quantum computing topics and receive answers.
Q4Climate is an initiative that gathers the research and industry communities together around quantum and climate sciences with the aim of developing new insights into how we may reduce the pace and impact of climate change. The project focuses on identifying new opportunities for research and on the development of quantum approaches to problems in climate science which are complemented with metrics to measure progress and impact in this area. A preliminary assessment of how quantum technologies can be used to impact climate changes has been posted on arXiv and available here.
PQIC Quantum Policy and Ethics Center
The Potomac Quantum Innovation Center (PQIC) Quantum Policy and Ethics Center (QPEC) will be a premier capability to establish U.S. leadership in socially responsible quantum industry development by linking policy and sociotechnical thought leaders with quantum educators, scientists, engineers, and business leaders to shape emerging technology development. The Center will help the quantum industry avoid pitfalls such as the lack of workforce diversity and inclusion; discriminatory, or socially disruptive solutions; and widespread social distrust, alienation, and fragmentation. QPEC will position the U.S. as a global quantum public policy thought leader and point of exchange between policymakers, industry, academia, and civil society to develop effective and responsible policy and risk mitigation measures for the quantum era.
QuForce is a community for post-quantum cryptography and white-hat hacking. This rapidly growing community of academics, experts, professionals, and enthusiasts has approximately 150 members and has partnered with leading technology companies such as Amazon. QuForce members engage in taskforce initiatives, demo projects, and networking events to identify quantum threats and develop post-quantum cryptography standards. The community serves as an inclusive forum for discussion and encourages anyone interested in post-quantum cryptography or white-hat hacking to become a member and share with the group.
A UK consortium led by Universal Quantum, has launched its official website to promote and communicate the consortium’s purpose, activities and operations. Quantum Error Correction project focus on building a unique user-oriented QC ecosystem in the UK. Besides Universal Quantum, partners in this project include Riverlane, University of Sussex, Rolls-Royce, Hartree Centre, Imperial College London, Edwards, CPI TMD Technologies Division, Diamond Microwave, Sia Partners, and QURECA.
The QIR Alliance is a joint effort to develop a forward-looking Quantum Intermediate Representation with the goal to enable full interoperability within the quantum ecosystem and reduce development effort from all parties. They strive to develop a holistic solution that permits to take full advantage of unique and distinct capabilities in the landscape of heterogenous quantum processors. They collaborate closely with the quantum community to design and implement the necessary compiler technology to accelerate advances in quantum programming language design and execution systems.
Quantum.gov is the official website of the U.S. National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO). It will feature resources and news on QIS activities from across the U.S. Federal government, geared towards both the research community and the public and serve as a one-stop-shop for key strategic documents and reports, agency programs, and NQCO initiatives.
Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)
The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), which aims to enable and grow the U.S. quantum industry and associated supply chain, has over 100 participants, including the Quantum Computing Report. QED-C brings industry together to identify high impact applications and gaps in the enabling technologies, standards, and “quantum ready” workforce needed to realize those applications. QED-C also provides an industry voice to the government agencies that have a role in advancing quantum information science and technology.
Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) for the European Quantum Industry
The Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) advocates, promotes, and fosters the common interests of the European quantum industry towards all quantum technology stakeholders. Its objectives include: 1) Identify gaps in the quantum technology sector in terms of supply chain, enabling components and/or technologies, performance, intellectual property, standards, workforce, 2) Identify applications and use cases in different areas 3) Facilitate coordination between quantum technology industries, 4) Advocate the quantum technology industry needs towards public stakeholders and 5) Nurture a fair and sustainable quantum technology business environment in Europe and ensure its global competitiveness.
Quantum Industry Canada (QIC)
QIC is a consortium of Canadian quantum technologies companies that includes developers of technologies for quantum computing, quantum communications and cryptography, quantum sensing and quantum-safe cryptography as well as companies developing applications of these technologies. Their mission is to ensure that Canadian quantum innovation and talent is translated into Canadian business success and economic prosperity.
Australian Quantum Alliance
The Australian Quantum Alliance’s vision is for a thriving quantum industry in Australia that enables innovation, jobs and economic prosperity. They help decision-makers and the public understand and adopt quantum technology. They provide advice to the Austalian government on the development of the Australian quantum industry. And they support the growth of the quantum industry in Australia by building partnerships with key international and local stakeholders.
Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance
The Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance (MQA), previously known as the Maryland Quantum Alliance, is a rapidly growing hub of quantum technology research, development, innovation and education organized and facilitated by the University of Maryland. The alliance currently has a total of 24 university, government and industry partners located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The MQA serves as an inclusive forum, facilitated by the University of Maryland, for its members to engage and collaborate with each other on education, global thought leadership and building a vibrant and diverse ecosystem to support quantum innovation.
Potomac Quantum Innovation Center (PQIC)
The Potomac Quantum Innovation Center’s mission is to prepare for the future by bringing together greater Washington D.C.’s quantum stakeholders across borders and sectors to drive innovation, talent development, economic growth, and positive social impact. The organization has a goal of making the region the premier hub for the next generation of quantum leadership, innovation, and economic development across quantum computing, sensing, communications, and materials.
Quantum Industry Circle
The Quantum Industry Circle (QIC) is a new informal consortium and event series aimed at building and fostering the growth of the local quantum ecosystem in the Northeast. With a focus on quantum computing, the QIC will bring together leaders in the venture capital, consulting, software, and hardware industries to educate, interact, and engage with key stakeholders, including academic, governmental, and corporate institutions.
UKQuantum is an industry association of UK based companies working in the quantum technology area. Their mission is to unite the UK quantum industry with one voice, serve as a champion within government and international to advise on interventions and polices that will advance the UK quantum industry, and promote the adoption and benefits of quantum technologies across the UK economy.
Northwest Quantum Nexus
The Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN) is a coalition of research and industrial organizations in the Pacific Northwest and neighboring regions with the goal of advancing Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) research and developing a QIS-trained workforce. A core focus of NQN is scalable quantum computing for clean energy, with principal research directions in applications for quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and materials for QIS.
Midwest Quantum Collaboratory (MQC)
The Midwest Quantum Collaboratory is a consortium between Michigan State University, Purdue University and the University of Michigan to form a Midwest-based alliance that will push the frontiers of quantum science and engineering research, education and training. It will foster new cutting-edge projects across the universities, creating new opportunities for leading researchers in quantum computing and information science and also bolster the universities’ work preparing their graduates to power the rapidly growing quantum workforce.
Quantum Technology and Application Consortium (QUTAC)
QUTAC is a consortium composed of some of the largest German groups from business and industry that have have joined forces to raise quantum computing to the level of large-scale industrial application. The aim of the QUTAC is to identify, develop, test, and share applications for quantum computing and to identify funding needs to enable the successful industrialization of quantum technology for the German and European economies.
Quantum.Amsterdam is a new innovation hub in The Netherlands for the development of new quantum software and applications. Its foundation partners include QuSoft, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, University of Amsterdam, and Quantum Delta NL. The main purpose of the hub is to boost the innovation and economic development of quantum technology by building a strong quantum development infrastructure and organizing intense collaborations in key areas between leading knowledge partners, technology companies, and an industry network that has a strong interest in exploring and developing new business applications. The initial focus areas of Quantum.Amsterdam are finance, quantum chemistry & materials, operations research, and security.
Quantum Spain is an initiative promoted by Spain’s Ministry of Economy to to promote and finance a competitive and complete quantum computing infrastructure in Spain. It will provide the present Spanish quantum ecosystem with the necessary tools to develop a solid scientific and technological fabric around quantum computing and its applications in Artificial Intelligence. It now includes 27 research institutions that will collaborate in the development of algorithms and applications of quantum computing and artificial intelligence. They are also working to acquire and install a superconducting based quantum computer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS).
Trinity Quantum Alliance
The Trinity Quantum Alliance in Dublin, Ireland is an open intellectual space where researchers from academia and industry combine to work on research and education projects in quantum science and technology. It is hosted at the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) Institute at Trinity College Dublin. The alliance will work in three areas including research in various areas of quantum technology, enhancement of quantum education in the public and private sectors, and stimulating and nurturing a quantum ecosystem through the establishment of an international research visiting program
InstituteQ is a collaboration of three Finnish organizations, Aalto University, University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to bring together each organization’s expertise in research, education, and innovation to drive Finland’s world-leading quantum technology research. Besides these three founding partners, other Finnish universities and organizations are expected to join InstituteQ in the future. The quantum research will leverage existing national facilities, such as Quantum Technology Finland (QTF), and individual organizational facilities in the collaboration and investments will be done to the national facilities to strengthen their ‘quantum-capability’. Additional information about InstituteQ can be found in announcements located on the VTT and Aalto University web sites here and here.
Qubiz is a center and a meeting place in Copenhagen, Denmark where on-going businesses as well as those who have an interest in starting new high-tech companies can come and learn, discuss and interact with leading quantum scientists. New products, new applications and new start-up businesses will emerge from this pool of competence, where scientists and people from the business world meet, collaborate and entangle.
INTRIQ is a group of university researchers, divided between eight departments of four universities in Quebec: Université de Sherbrooke, de Montréal, McGill and Polytechnique Montréal. The group that aims to make the theoretical and experimental developments in the field of quantum information in order to advance knowledge and lead to innovative technological breakthroughs, particularly in the fields of quantum information, communications and security. INTRIQ promotes greater cooperation between the different applied and theoretical fields on relevant research subjects.
CUbit Quantum Initiative
The CUbit Quantum Initiative is an interdisciplinary hub that reinforces Colorado’s prominence in quantum information science and technology, partners with regional universities and laboratories, links closely with quantum-intensive companies, and serves a spectrum of local, regional and national interests, including workforce development. Founded on a local triad of CU Boulder, NIST quantum researchers (as a core component of JILA) and Front Range companies, CUbit is advancing fundamental science and building a strong foundation for novel quantum technologies and their rapid dissemination, application and commercialization.
Quantum Industry Coalition
The Quantum Industry Coalition is a lobbying group for the quantum industry in the United States. Their members range from start-up companies to the Fortune 100 that build hardware, write software, and develop applications. The coalition provides the U.S. quantum industry with a voice to educate members of the U.S. government about the importance of quantum R&D and advocate for U.S. quantum leadership.
European Union Quantum Flagship and AQTION Research Project
The Quantum Flagship is a large-scale initiative funded at the 1b € level on a 10 years timescale. It consists in a coherent set of research and innovation projects selected through a thorough peer-review process. Calls for projects are issued based on the Flagship’s Strategic Research Agenda, thus ensuring that all actors are aligned in the pursue of the Flagship’s goals. The goal is to consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in this research area, to kick-start a competitive European industry in Quantum Technologies and to make Europe a dynamic and attractive region for innovative research, business and investments in this field. The AQTION research project funded by the Quantum Flagship is working to develop a scalable ion trap quantum computer for Europe that can outperform today’s classical supercomputers.
QPARC – Quantum Practical Application Research Community
QPARC is a community in Japan where domestic Japanese researchers active in material development gather to discover the possibility of practical application of quantum chemistry on quantum computers. Their focus is on helping members acquire skills in material simulation using quantum computers and discovering practical applications.
Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA)
The Sydney Quantum Academy is a partnership between four Australian academic institutions, Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney, with additional support from the New South Wales Government. Their goal is to build Australia’s quantum economy by collaborating with academia, industry and government to harness Sydney’s collective quantum expertise and develop diverse talent base that can support a globally recognized quantum ecosystem. They maintain a number of different projects for talent development including scholarships, education, training, and internships. They also conduct a Quantum Future Needs Assessment and run a yearly conference and career fair called Quantum Australia.
Quantum Strategy Institute
Quantum Strategy Institute (QSI) is an international network of cross-domain experts with a rich and varied expertise, sharing a passion for quantum technologies. What united us was a vision and drive to explore and further the understanding of the practical applications of quantum computing across industries and to help bridge the white space between potential and practicality.
Quantum Curious is a web site providing links to events, books, online courses and other resources for people who are curious about quantum computing and want to learn more. Its goal is to get people up to speed on quantum with a variety of online learning opportunities, customized to their background. The site also includes a learning platform – Misty States – based on the well-regarded book by Terry Rudolph – ‘Q Is For Quantum’ which teaches high-school students the basics of quantum computing by using a clever metaphor of balls dropping through boxes.
QWorld is a global network of individuals, groups, and communities collaborating on education and implementation of quantum technologies and research activities. Their organizers are currently based in Latvia, Turkey, Hungary, Balkan, Poland, and Russia. Their main aim is to have an open access and public global ecosystem for quantum technologies and quantum software by the year 2025 so that each interested hardworking individual, group, institute, or region can be easily part of the ecosystem.
Top 30 Quantum Computing Blogs
This web site provides descriptions and links to about 25 other sites that will provide information and analysis of quantum computing.