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.