UBC Blusson Quantum Matter Institute has become an affiliate of Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), a national consortium dedicated to advancing the country’s quantum technology sector.

Blusson QMI’s addition to QIC further spotlights the vibrant quantum technology capabilities clustered in the Greater Vancouver Area, which has earned the moniker of Canada’s Quantum Coast due to its concentration of pioneering quantum companies, world-renowned research institutions, and a dynamic tech sector.

“UBC’s Blusson QMI has established itself as a recognized leader in quantum materials R&D in Canada and internationally. We’re thrilled to join forces with Quantum Industry Canada’s national consortium of companies looking to leverage our expertise and research infrastructure for commercial applications,” said Blusson QMI Managing Director Paola Baca.

Joining as the first research institute in QIC’s new affiliate program, Blusson QMI is advancing innovation in quantum materials as the enabling building blocks for emerging quantum technologies. The Institute has active research collaborations with over 20 different private companies, including several QIC members, and has also spun off three emerging ventures.

“The inclusion of AbaQus Computing and the Blusson Quantum Matter Institute into our consortium not only enriches our community with their unique expertise and capabilities but also signifies the growing recognition of the Greater Vancouver Area as an important hub for quantum innovation in Canada,” said QIC CEO Lisa Lambert.

“The contributions of this region are pivotal in unlocking the vast potential of Canada’s quantum sector, showcasing the Quantum Coast’s continuing role as a catalyst for national and global quantum advancements.”

Blusson QMI is also a founding partner of the Quantum Colaboratory, a national initiative that aims to scale quantum technologies from lab to market, supporting research and industry efforts across British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

QIC represents nearly 50 quantum technology and allied organizations among its members and affiliates, underscoring the consortium’s pivotal role in uniting and propelling Canada’s emerging quantum industry forward.

Learn more about QIC here.