Quantum technologies are emerging from the lab and entering the marketplace. With more than 250 researchers within 1 km working to advance the science and commercial impact of quantum technologies, the Region of Waterloo is a prime location for the newly evolving quantum ecosystem.

IQC researchers have launched the following spin-offs:

Joel Wallman and Joesph Emerson sitting at a desk
Quantum Benchmark is one of 15 startups that have spun out of quantum research at IQC, a number that continues to grow. The University of Waterloo has a unique concentration of quantum researchers, from theorists to experimentalists, embedded in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s a game-changing mix that is moving research from the whiteboard to the lab to the marketplace.