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Four Waterloo projects receiving $41 million for quantum, AI, machine learning

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), Navdeep Bains, today announced a $41 million CAD investment in four Waterloo organizations working on developing cutting-edge projects using quantum, artificial intelligence, and [...]

Is Mike Lazaridis Building the Next Silicon Valley in Canada?

Greek-Canadian entrepreneur and computer scientist Mike Lazaridis is a restless spirit. In 2013, the Canadian magazine Maclean’s ranked him tenth on the list of the most powerful people in Canada.

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President Trump has signed a $1.2 billion law to boost US quantum tech

The new National Quantum Initiative Act will give America a national master plan for advancing quantum technologies. The US president just signed into law a bill that commits the government to providing $1.2 billion to fund activities promoting [...]

Want To Build The Next Silicon Valley? Canada Can Help

Every politician’s dream is spawning the next Silicon Valley: a never-ending cornucopia of jobs, growth, and tax revenue flowing from a dominant position on the high-tech landscape. New Jersey’s governor Phil Murphy thinks he can duplicate [...]

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Europe’s billion-euro quantum flagship hands out first grants

The first phase of Europe’s decade-long, billion-euro program to turn its quantum technology research into commercial products has come into focus. At an event held in Vienna on 29 October, the European Union announced the first €132 million of its [...]

Quantum Valley the perfect setting for a second revolution, Lazaridis says

As the so-called second quantum revolution dawns, Canada, and Waterloo Region, have already proven themselves key players. In less than 20 years, this region has witnessed the creation of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the [...]

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£80m funding to boost UK quantum technology programs

Funding intended to help progress this photonics-led technology but quantum researchers seeking £250m more. The British Government has announced that more than £80 million ($105 million) will be given to four UK-based world-leading quantum [...]

The Co-Inventor of BlackBerry Is Building Canada’s Quantum Brain Trust

It’s early days for quantum computers, the still mostly theoretical subatomic processors so powerful they can make our fastest supercomputer look like an abacus. Mike Lazaridis, the co-inventor of the BlackBerry, says that when it comes to quantum [...]