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Quantum City

Calgary's new quantum innovation hub 

Calgary’s economic future is getting brighter because tech start-ups and global companies are establishing a new quantum hub, right here. From nanotechnology and artificial intelligence to quantum internet and biomedical engineering – Calgary is becoming a true quantum capital city. 

The University of Calgary has formed a strategic partnership with the Government of Alberta, and Mphasis, an information technology solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services to establish Quantum City.

The Quantum City initiative will establish quantum-focused fabrication infrastructure, new talent development programs and commercialization pathways to support the development of a vibrant economic and scientific hub based in Calgary. Together, these combined assets create a unique, and indeed, once-in-a-generation opportunity to position Alberta as a national and international jurisdiction in the new quantum economy. 

Quantum City builds on the foundation of UCalgary's quantum research excellence, led by the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST) and Quantum Alberta

Contact us

Want to learn more about how you can get engaged with Quantum City? Contact us at hello.quantumcity@ucalgary.ca. 

Our team

Dr. Barry Sanders, PhD
Scientific Director

Dr. Megan Lee, PhD
Managing Director

Current Quantum City Initiatives

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Quantum City Consortia Awards

Quantum City will launch a funding call on Oct. 2, 2023 to establish interdisciplinary consortia for creating adoption pathways to capture the benefits of quantum technology. This funding will be up to $140,000 for each of two years subject to matching funds equal or greater than the request to Quantum City.

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Quantum Challenge for Sustainable Solutions

Quantum City in collaboration with Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab is excited to launch the Quantum Challenge for Sustainable Solutions. Quantum City will be partnering with one of Alberta's energy industry leaders to explore and solve today's industry challenges with Amazon Braket. The Quantum Challenge for Sustainable Solutions will be an open competition and we invite experts, researchers, consumers, and enthusiasts to use quantum knowledge to solve today's industry problems.

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qConnect 2023: Connecting quantum creators and users

qConnect 2023 will bring together quantum creators and users in the only summit focused directly on connecting quantum technology entrepreneurs with the industries they aim to serve and transform. Join us in November 2023!

What we do


Address quantum industry’s talent needs by creating new talent development programs 


Attract talent, companies, investors, researchers and students to Calgary 

Technology creation

Create technologically advanced quantum infrastructure to support discovery and translation 


Mobilize concerted action amongst quantum players in Alberta around innovative projects  


Enable rapid development and commercialization of quantum technologies  


Act as a match maker to facilitate partnerships between quantum enablers and potential quantum receptors

Thanks to the people and technology cultivated at Quantum City, Calgary’s economy will grow and diversify. This is how great research universities improve their community and it’s a great day for UCalgary.

Ed McCauley

Ed McCauley

President, UCalgary

Quantum City News

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Mphasis move shows how universities can improve communities

Read Ed McCauley's opinion piece in the Calgary Herald

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UCalgary and Quantum City

Growing Calgary’s high-tech economy through quantum science

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Government of Alberta invests $23M in Quantum City

Quantum training, research and innovation hub ready to make big moves with universe’s tiniest objects

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