People

Administration

Ideas Lab is structured as research and development teams comprised of members whose diverse technical skill sets and backgrounds allow us to comprehensively address a given project. The breadth of our staff’s experience enables Ideas Lab to deliver complete solutions for quantum technologies, from designing novel quantum materials, to developing sub-systems and assembling complete prototype devices.

Board of Directors

The operations and affairs of Ideas Lab are overseen by its Board of Directors who direct the activities of our management and research teams. With that in mind, our strategy has been to build a Board that consists of people whose backgrounds, skills and experiences span a diversity of for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in order to help guide the development of Ideas Lab.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Supporting the Board is an independent Scientific Advisory Committee which provides advice in connection with significant science and technology developments. In that regard, the committee plays a critical role in ensuring that projects recommended to the Board by the Ideas Lab Director are consistent with Ideas Lab’s objectives from a science and technology perspective. The SAC also plays an instrumental role in sourcing and assessing new project ideas and with respect to the recruitment of project leads and other researchers.

“Lazaridis led recruitment and development at three research organizations: the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Institute for Quantum Computing, and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. Those efforts have attracted prominent physicists and made Canada an outsize force in the field which the U.S. and China typically dominate.”

– Bloomberg Businessweek, February 2018