Elevate Quantum Tech Hub

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Lead Agency: Elevate Quantum

State Served: Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming

Applicant-Defined Region: Denver-Aurora Combined Statistical Area, comprising the Boulder, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, and Greeley MSAs; and rural Grand County.

Core Technology Area: quantum information technology

Contact: Zachary Yerushalmi ([email protected])

The Elevate Quantum Tech Hub, led by Elevate Quantum, seeks to solidify the region’s global leadership in quantum information technology (QIT) to enable progress in areas such as artificial intelligence, climate tech and healthcare. Tapping into regional expertise and assets, including leading national laboratories, this Tech Hub will build on existing relationships between the regional research community and private sector to unlock transformative technologies needed to move quantum-based products to market.

The Elevate Quantum Tech Hub seeks to strengthen its QIT sector by focusing on commercial-ready applications in sensing, computing, networking, and enabling hardware. The consortium aims to expedite lab-to-market translation by establishing globally unique quantum labs and fabrication facilities, reducing the time and cost of commercializing quantum innovation; lowering barriers to quantum entrepreneurship; and building a workforce ready to meet the needs of this growing sector.

This consortium’s proposal includes plans to:

  • Construct open-access quantum labs and fabs to enable rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing of the critical quantum technologies;
  • Connect entrepreneurs with resources to help quantum startups launch and scale, including expertise, capital, and training;
  • Conduct inclusive workforce development programming across K-12, universities and companies to ensure a skilled and diverse talent pool in the region; and
  • Coordinate governance, stakeholder and investor engagement, and executive management to execute the Tech Hub’s vision.

To ensure that the impacts of the Tech Hub projects benefit the entire region, the consortium is committed to appointing a Quantum Workforce Inclusion Officer (QWIO) to ensure equity and inclusivity; expanding a program at Historically Black Colleges & Universities to identify promising quantum founders and bring them into the Tech Hub’s ecosystem; and focusing its workforce programming on non-degree holders from underprivileged backgrounds, including Tribal, minority, veteran, and rural communities.

This summary is based on information submitted by the applicants. If selected for funding, the final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.

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