Here is short a directory of investors looking to invest specifically into quantum technologies. Here, researchers can find investors who may be interested in commercializing the researchers' work.


Quantum Wave Fund

Quantum Wave Fund is a venture capital firm focused on seeking out early stage private companies with breakthrough quantum technology.


Quantum Valley Investments

Founded by Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, Quantum Valley Investments has funded the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Institute for Quantum Computing and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology in a vision to create a 'Quantum Valley' in Waterloo, Canada. The Quantum Valley Investment Fund was established to support researchers developing breakthrough technologies in quantum information science.


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Quantum computing testing phase. What is quantum computing?

PDF files on the quantum computing roadmap built by the Los Alamos National Laboratory can be obtained by clicking here.

There are 9 parts to this roadmap:

i) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Approaches to QIP and QC


ii) Ion Trap Approaches to QIP and QC 


iii) Neutral Atom Approaches to QIP and QC


iv) Cavity QED Approaches to QIP and QC


v) Optical Approaches to QIP and QC 


vi) Solid State Approaches to QIP and QC 


vii) Superconducting Approaches to QIP and QC


viii) "Unique" Qubit Approaches to QIP and QC


ix) The Theory Component of the QIP and QC Roadmap


PDF files for the quantum cryptography roadmap built by the Los Alamos National Laboratory can be obtained by clicking here.

There are 6 parts to this roadmap:

i) Weak Laser Pulses over Fiber Implementations for QKD and Quantum Cryptography 


ii) Weak Laser Pulses through Free Space Implementations for QKD and Quantum Cryptography


iii) Single-Photon Light Source Implementations for QKD and Quantum Cryptography


iv) Entangled-Photon Pair Implementations for QKD and Quantum Cryptography


v) Continuous Variable Implementations for QKD and Quantum Cryptography


vi) The Theory Component of the QKD and Quantum Crypytography Roadmap

This directory was compiled to provide general information on some well-known companies or organizations that are either doing direct research in or investing in quantum technologies, especially quantum computing.


D-Wave Systems

Founded in 1999, D-Wave Systems is the world's first commercial quantum computing company. Google - NASA - USRA and Lockheed Martin are among its first customers.
D-Wave processors are based on the adiabatic model of quantum computing.


The Quantum Information Processing Group of Hewlett-Packard is based in HP Laboratories, Birstol, U.K.



Google first jointly purchased a quantum computer with NASA and the USRA to study the applications of quantum optimization to artificial intelligence.
Google has just recently hired researchers from the Martinis Group at the University of California, Santa-Barbara to build its own quantum computers based on superconducting quantum circuits.



NASA's QuAIL team aims to study quantum computing to solve difficult optimization problems for missions in aeronautics, Earth and space sciences and space exploration.


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has so far established partnerships with two public research universities - the first with the University of Southern California at the USC - Lockheed Martin at Quantum Computation Center. The second partnership was established with the University of Maryland, College Park establishing the Quantum Engineering Center in March 2014.
In the words of Ray Johnson, Lockheed Martin's senior vice president: "we believe that quantum computing will enhance our ability to engineer the next generation of increasingly complex systems and technologies while reducing costs and avoiding schedule delays."


D-Wave has recently announced that it has secured funding from Bezos Expeditions, Jeff Bezos's personal investment company.


In-Q-Tel (IQT)

D-Wave has recently announced that it has secured funding from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm for U.S. intelligence agencies.



Microsoft's quantum computing research center, Station Q, is located at the University of California Santa Barbara. The center is directed by Michael Freedman and seeks to conducts research in the topological model of quantum computing.



IBM has recently invested a staggering $3 billion on advanced technologies, one of which is quantum computing.

Alcatel-Lucent: Bell Labs

Alcatel - Lucent conducts theoretical research (quantum algorithms, topological quantum computing) and experimental research (ion traps and optical lattices) in quantum computing through Bell Labs.


Cambridge Quantum Computing Limited

The CQCL develops tools for the commercialisation of quantum computers by understanding quantum protocols and quantum algorithms. As quantum devices become more prevalent, the CQCL will shift its focus to developing algorithms and source code.