UCalgary and Quantum City

Growing Calgary’s high-tech economy through quantum science

From nanotechnology and artificial intelligence to quantum internet and biomedical engineering, Calgary is becoming a true “quantum capital city.”   

Quantum City, announced by the University of Calgary, the Government of Alberta and leading technology company Mphasis, will create up to 1,000 jobs and help diversify our economy.

“This is the start of something big,” says UCalgary President Ed McCauley.

“Thanks to the people and technology cultivated at Quantum City, Calgary’s economy will grow and diversify. Quantum technologies often sound like science fiction today, but they will sound like paycheques tomorrow. This is how great research universities improve their community and it’s a great day for UCalgary.”

Quantum innovation accelerator

Canada already has the world’s largest investments in quantum companies, and Canadian firms and institutions hold the second-highest number of patents. This pace of discovery is increasing.  

“UCalgary’s entrepreneurial approach makes us uniquely positioned to create and commercialize new quantum technologies,” says Dr. William Ghali, vice-president (research).

“Our scientists are partnering with the growing number of quantum-based companies. Our innovation ecosystem, including Innovate Calgary and the Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies, has created a powerful pathway for new discoveries to travel from labs through startups to the world.”

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