The Quantum Consortium


Our Mission

The mission of QED-C is to enable and grow a robust commercial quantum-based industry and associated supply chain in the United States.

Who We Are

The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) is a consortium of stakeholders that aims to enable and grow the U.S. quantum industry. QED-C was established with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of the Federal strategy for advancing quantum information science and as called for by the National Quantum Initiative Act enacted in 2018.

Today, QED-C has support from multiple agencies and a diverse set of industry, academic, and other stakeholders. QED-C participants are working together to identify gaps in technology, standards, and workforce and to address those gaps through collaboration.

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The QED-C holds plenary meetings for members and invited guests and organizes workshops to develop industry consensus on enabling technology needs and roadmaps for addressing those needs.

QED-C Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) bring members together to address focus areas relevant to advancing the emerging quantum industry.

By becoming a member (link to membership form), your organization will be invited to all QED-C plenary meetings and can engage in workshop and other TAC activities.

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