Quantum Industry Canada

QIC is Canada’s national consortium of quantum innovators and allied organizations.

Pushing the next frontier of Canada's Quantum Leap

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Canada has BEEN AN Early Quantum Pioneer

Early and strategic investments by both private and public sectors have cultivated a globally recognized, vibrant, and innovative quantum ecosystem in Canada with many strengths spanning across all quantum technology verticals.

Quantum is a rapidly emerging indusTry

The quantum sector has been transitioning from an academic to a commercial setting at a rapidly increasing pace, with Canadian companies setting a number of important global milestones and commercialization designated as a core pillar of Canada’s National Quantum Strategy.

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Quantum Presents a Significant Economic Opportunity

The Canadian quantum industry is estimated to be > $139 billion industry and account for > 200,000 jobs by 2045, potentially contributing to 3% of GDP.

Our MISSION

Quantum Industry Canada’s (QIC) mission is to to translate Canadian quantum innovation and strengths into business success and economic prosperity.

WHO WE ARE

Established in 2019, QIC is a national consortium that unites Canada’s quantum technology innovators and allied industries to fortify and connect the country’s quantum sector.

Our diverse and growing membership of >40 organizations spans from dynamic start-ups to major global companies, encompassing fields such as quantum computing, quantum communications, quantum sensing, and quantum-safe cryptography as well as companies developing applications of these technologies and enabling technologies.

Meet our members.

Our GOALS

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Communicate

Communicate Canada’s commercial-readiness in quantum technologies for a global audience of strategic partners, investors and customers

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Educate

Educate researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, customers, and partners from around the world about the growth opportunity for quantum technologies in Canada to attract financing for new start-ups, and talent to the quantum ecosystem.

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Build

Build early commercial pathways globally for Canada’s quantum technologies companies from R&D to deployment and expand the quantum ecosystem through networks of strategic partners, investors and governments.

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Support

Support quantum start-ups and mature players in achieving international commercial success through access to expertise in defensive and tactical IP strategies, commercialization, core business aspects, and collaborative marketing opportunities.

PRESS & NEWS

QUANTUM INDUSTRY CANADA INTRODUCES ALL-NEW AFFILIATE PROGRAM TO BOLSTER THE COUNTRY’S QUANTUM ECOSYSTEM

INAUGURAL AFFILIATES INCLUDE CANARIE, ACET, AND QUANTACET,  ENHANCING COLLABORATIVE GROWTH Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), the national consortium dedicated to advancing the country’s quantum technology sector, is excited to announce the launch of its affiliate program, welcoming CANARIE, ACET, and Quantacet as its inaugural affiliates. This initiative seeks to foster greater coordination and collaboration across Canada’s

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quantum industry canada welcomes 5 new members in january 2024

New additions include innovative Canadian start-ups based in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and a French neutral-atom based quantum computing leader Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), the national consortium dedicated to advancing Canada’s quantum technology sector, proudly announces the addition of five new members. This diverse group of new members, from burgeoning start-ups to a prominent international player,

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Quantum Industry Canada Announces Three New Appointments to Board of Directors

New board members bring deep understanding of quantum technologies, intellectual property, investment, and product management to the table. December 12, 2023 Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), a national non-profit consortium committed to advancing Canada’s quantum technology sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of three industry leaders to its Board of Directors: Alexandra Daoud, Dr. Martin

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QIC Appoints Lisa Lambert as First CEO

October 11, 2023 Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), a non-profit consortium committed to advancing Canada’s quantum technology sector, has appointed Lisa Lambert as its Chief Executive Officer. With a membership of over 40 commercial-ready quantum technology and related companies, QIC’s mission is to translate Canadian quantum innovation and talent into Canadian business success and economic prosperity.

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Government of Canada invests in Quantum Industry Canada

March 9, 2023 Funding will support new commercial technology advancements in computing, sensors, secure communications and advanced materials Quantum science and technology is a key sector that can fuel Canada’s long-term resilience and growth with its enormous potential for commercialization and game-changing advances, including more effective drug design, better climate forecasting, improved navigation and innovations

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QIC joins icqia as founding member

January 31, 2023 Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution (Q-STAR) and European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) form International Council to enable and grow the global quantum industry Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution (Q-STAR) and European Quantum

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