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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

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Our team

Dr. Barry Sanders, PhD
Scientific Director

Dr. Megan Lee, PhD
Managing Director

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Apply now: UK-Canada Quantum Technologies Summer School 2023

Calling postgraduate student researchers in quantum technologies! 
Apply now to join researchers from the four UK Quantum Technology Hubs in Birmingham for the inaugural International Summer School in Quantum Technologies (ISSQT), August 1-10 2023.

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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

Ed McCauley

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

President, UCalgary

Quantum City News

Campus in fall

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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