Quantum Applied Science and Engineering (QASE) Initiative
The nation is prioritizing increased investment in Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) research and workforce training to promote disruptive innovation and enhance the economy and national security.
CU Boulder is preparing a broad response to these national needs, building on the university’s strengths in QIST research, ongoing innovations in education and training, close connections with QIST industry, and high-impact QIST research and training partnerships with organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The university is formalizing QIST research, workforce development and industry engagement through CU Boulder's Quantum Applied Science and Engineering (QASE) Initiative. This Initiative builds on the successful 2017 QASE Workshop convening industry, university and government to explore national needs and opportunities in QIST.
The rapidly developing new QASE Initiative will:
- Expand QIST research and training at the university
- Closely partner with industry, other universities and government agencies to address national needs for the growing Quantum Economy
- Strengthen the region's impact in QIST research, training and innovation
The CU Boulder QASE Initiative will directly respond to needs and opportunities outlined in the National Strategic Overview for Quantum Information Science, including "concepts and technology that support revolutionary advances in computing, communications and metrology."