The Coherent Spintronics group at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) focuses on furthering the science and technology of quantum devices, by developing prototypes and quantum control methods necessary for scalable Quantum Information Processing (QIP). Particular focus is on using the particle property of spin to robustly encode quantum information. Realizing spin-based quantum bits (qubits) in the solid-state offers a technologically attractive path to scalable quantum devices: this approach builds on the experience of the semiconductor electronics industry, and is poised to benefit from the use of novel nanomaterials such as nanowires and carbon nanotubes. They are putting in place a comprehensive research program aimed at addressing the fundamental and technical challenges to realizing building block quantum devices. These efforts will expand current scientific knowledge and create new platforms for technological innovation.