Quantum Economic Development Consortium

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The Quantum Economic Development Consortium—The Quantum Consortium®—is an industry-driven institution advancing a robust commercial quantum industry and associated supply chain in the United States. Today, QED-C has support from and a diverse community of industry, academic, and other stakeholders. QED-C participants are working together to identify gaps in technology, standards, and workforce and to address those gaps through collaboration. The Consortium® is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce and more than 160 members, including more than 110 U.S. corporations from across the quantum supply chain.


  • Enable and support a robust U.S. quantum ecosystem and quantum industry supply chain.

  • Facilitate and coordinate industry interaction and partnerships with Government agencies.

  • Foster sharing of intellectual property, efficient supply chains, technology forecasting and quantum literacy.

  • Communicate potential economic impact of quantum technologies.

  • Provide a collective industry voice to inform and guide Federal R&D investment priorities, standards and regulation, and quantum workforce education and development.