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Xanadu and South Carolina Quantum Establish Partnership to Build The Quantum Workforce

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  • Xanadu and South Carolina Quantum formed a partnership to develop practical, hands-on educational materials and grow a quantum-smart workforce in South Carolina.
  • Xanadu is on a mission to make quantum computers useful and available to people everywhere.
  • SC Quantum’s goal is to accelerate the future of a quantum ecosystem through developing relevant quantum education.

PRESS RELEASE — Xanadu (xanadu.ai), a world leader in photonic quantum computing, and South Carolina Quantum (SC Quantum), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing academia, industry, and entrepreneurs together to build a sustainable quantum ecosystem, have formed a partnership to develop practical, hands-on educational materials and grow a quantum-smart workforce in South Carolina.

Xanadu is on a mission to make quantum computers useful and available to people everywhere. In 2022, Xanadu made the strategic decision to partner with academic institutions and organizations focused on quantum education to help build a global quantum computing workforce. As part of its long-term vision to support quantum education and research in the US, Xanadu expanded its operations by opening a dedicated US entity in March of 2024.

SC Quantum’s goal is to accelerate the future of a quantum ecosystem through developing relevant quantum education across all levels of education to inspire a professional quantum-smart workforce, creating an environment for innovation and opportunity for entrepreneurs, and engaging with industry and tech to bring real world, complex problems for research opportunities to challenge students critical thinking and provide access to quantum technology.

“The quantum field is growing rapidly and the next generation must be highly skilled in a range of tools and approaches. We’re excited to partner with SC Quantum to accelerate quantum education and research in the State of South Carolina and across the United States,” said Xanadu Founder and CEO, Christian Weedbrook.

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