2022 | IEEE Quantum Week
2022 September 18 – 23
Location: Hybrid – Broomfield, Colorado, USA
Quantum Computing Entrepreneurship
The third IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE22) — IEEE Quantum Week 2022 — brings together quantum professionals, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, champions, and enthusiasts to exchange and share their experiences, challenges, research results, innovations, applications, pathways and enthusiasm on all aspects of quantum computing, engineering and technologies.
IEEE QCE22 invites contributions from the international quantum community to form an exceptional program with exciting exhibits featuring technologies from quantum companies, start-ups, and research labs.
Through contributions and participation from the international quantum community, IEEE QCE22 will feature world-class keynote speakers, workforce-building tutorials, community-building workshops, technical papers, innovative posters, stimulating panels, and Birds of a Feather sessions. Read More.
2022 September 19
The workshops will engage Quantum Computing entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and the available resources for supporting QC entrepreneurship.
- Scientists, engineers, and researchers interested in learning how to develop their own start-ups
- Entrepreneurs interested in networking and sharing experiences
- Investors interested in finding opportunities in the field of quantum computing
- Companies interested in broadening their field of interest to quantum computing
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
This session, led by Andy Chen, IEEE TEMS will bring together quantum industry experts from various geographies. The panel will discuss the quantum industry and its directions and share complex problems the industry has, which may be solved by QC. Are companies internalizing QC? How are they getting prepared? Etc
- Stephen Ibaraki | REDDS Capital
- Chintan Oza | Anantam Ecosystems
- Nikhil Malhotra | Tech Mahindra
- Jan Goetz | IQM
Academic Researchers as Quantum Entrepreneurs
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
This session, led by Rafael Sotelo of Quantum South & Universidad de Montevideo Uruguay will review experiences and best practices on how universities support their emerging QC entrepreneurs through startup accelerators, Intellectual Property protection, equity distribution, fundraising, etc. The session consists of individual presentations of each panelist, followed by Q&A.
- Victor Canivell | Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech
- Joseph Geraci | Netramark
- Rebecca Krauthamer | QuSecure & Quantum Thought
- Zach Newman | Octave Photonics
Transforming Academic Research to Technology Startups
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
This session, led by Joanne Wong of IEEE Entrepreneurship will cover how universities are at the cutting edge of research and innovation. They are the birthplace of many of the ideas and technologies incorporated into the companies and the products that we see and use daily. How do these technologies move from the university into successful startup companies, and ultimately into the hands of the user? Please join our panelists for a roundtable discussion of how to work with universities to license technologies, how to form a successful startup venture around those innovations, and what resources might be available to aid in that success.
Quantum Funding Panel
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
This session, led by Joanne Wong of IEEE Entrepreneurship, consists of helping the quantum startups navigate the funding foray whether that be from VCs or from government grants. They will review particular aspects of investing and accessing government grants in QC. QC is a field where concrete applications are some years ahead. What does an investor look for in a QC start-up? How is a QC start-up valued? People? IP? Products? Business leads? How are government grants set up for QC startups? Get the perspective from the funder as well as the fundee.