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Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry

At NIST's "Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry" event, we will convene stakeholders in the research, development, and commercialization of quantum technologies to discuss and address challenges for the field. Topics to be discussed include opportunities for research and development; means and methods of inducing interaction and collaboration; support for emerging market areas; identifying barriers to near- and far-term applications; and understanding workforce needs.

For more information, send request to qisiwg [at] (subject: Quantum%20Industry%20Day) (qisiwg[at]nist[dot]gov).

Details about the content and purpose of this event are given in the federal register, along with a request for information (RFI): Federal Register Notice

RFI Responses (as of 10/13/17):

Event Final Report (posted 06/20/18):

9:00 Opening remarks (Carl Williams, NIST)

9:15 Quantum sensors (led by Jamil Abo-Shaeer, AO Sense)

9:55 Quantum communication (led by Prem Kumar, Northwestern)

10:35 Coffee break

11:10 Quantum computing: a systems perspective (led by Anne Matsuura, Intel)

11:50 Quantum computing: a business perspective (led by Eric Ostby, Google)

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Breakout sessions

  •  A. Quantum sensing and technology
  •  B. Quantum communication
  •  C. Quantum computing

3:00 Coffee break

3:30 Breakout continues

4:00 Reconvene, breakout summaries, closing

The block of rooms is reserved at the Hilton in Gaithersburg.  The room rate is $129 and that includes a full breakfast. A shuttle will be available for transport to/from NIST.

620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD  20877
(301) 977-8900

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status must be prepared to supply additional information during registration. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. 

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. For further details, please visit: Campus Access and Security

Acceptable Photo Identification:
For Non-US Citizens: Valid passport for photo identification
For US Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident/Green card for photo identification

Created July 11, 2017, Updated June 20, 2018