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Innovare’s quantum workshop nurtured connectivity

By Traci DeLore


ROME — The Innovare Advancement Center at Griffiss Business and Technology Park recently hosted the fourth annual Quantum Information Science Workshop (Q4I), an initiative to foster connectivity between government, academic, and industry collaborators in the field of quantum innovation.

The event took place over three days — July 12-14.

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research hosted the workshop at the Griffiss Institute’s Innovare Advancement Center in partnership with New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC) and SUNY.

Event participants heard from thought leaders, top-tier researchers, industry executives, higher-education leaders, and students as they showcased different pathways to engage in quantum information science.

This year’s program featured Dr. Jungsang Kim, professor of electrical and computer engineering, physics, and computer science at Duke University, and Dr. Wojciech Kozlowski, quantum network engineer at QuTech, as keynote speakers.

Attendees also got to experience technical breakout sessions that focused on quantum networking and computing with industry leaders from NASA, IBM, Google, Rigetti, Honeywell, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Cornell University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Delft University of Technology, and more. Workshop topics ranged from benchmarking and error mitigation to machine learning and chemical applications.

Researchers had the opportunity to present their work during poster sessions and participants could ask questions directly of Department of Defense officials. Attendees also learned how and when to collaborate with the ARFL on their work.           

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