The Quantum Colaboratory (Quantum Colab) is a professionally-run, shared resource for developing and deploying quantum technologies.
Open to all research and development activities, the Quantum Colab supports work in academia, industry and not-for-profits. It is unique in providing a complete solution to the design, fabrication, testing and deployment of quantum devices. It houses, develops and shares the tools and expertise necessary to advance quantum technology.
The Quantum Colab was established in 2019 by combining the tools and expertise of three quantum-focused Canada First Research Excellence Fund programs: Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Institut Quantique at Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) and Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) at the University of Waterloo (UW). It represents an investment of more than $110 million. The Quantum Colab is run by a team of more than 50 technical staff, reaching over 300 users across Canada and beyond.
Governance and Management
Oversight and governance of the Quantum Colab facility are through the Quantum Colab Board of Directors. Reporting to the Board of Directors is the Executive Committee. The Board of Directors and Executive Committee are supported by various committees, including the International Science Advisory Committee.
This Governance and Management structure is designed to ensure that the Quantum Colab has the means, quality, depth, and leadership to realize its mission.
Vice President Research and International, University of Waterloo (Chair)
Associate Vice President Research and Innovation, University of British Columbia
Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies, Université de Sherbrooke
Assistant Professor, Physics, The University of Massachusetts Lowell
Board Director, Genome Canada
Deputy Director, Science, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Regional Vice President, Indigenous Wealth, Royal Bank of Canada
Chair, Executive Committee (non-voting)
Professor, University of British Columbia
Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
Program Director, University of Waterloo
Operations Manager, University of British Columbia
Executive Director, Université de Sherbrooke
Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Professor, University of Waterloo (Chair)
The Quantum Colab’s Strategic Plan, “Bringing Quantum Technologies to Life,” calls for the following actions:
Provide resources to enable quantum technology development
Open these resources to the broad community, including those pursuing applications
Continue to develop new capabilities in-house and transition these to user facilities
Train users and serve as an attractor to help grow the quantum industry in Canada
Make the Quantum Colab sustainable through a diverse portfolio of support