Quantum Challenge

Advancing quantum computing tech with the potential to address global threats

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Quantum Challenge

The Quantum Challenge is an open innovation contest to:


● Address global threats by advancing quantum computing tech

● Close racial and gender wealth gaps

● Drive economic resilience and growth

● Create sustainable, knowledge-based jobs

● Galvanize entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world




Mentorship. Entrepreneurial Training. Prize Money. Media Attention. SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS!


Who Is Eligible? You Are!

No Minimum Team Size: Enter with teammates or as an individual. We will help you to build a strong team

Your Background: All you need to enter is an entrepreneurial spirit! We will teach you what you need to know

No Geography Restrictions: Participants in the Quantum Challenge can come from anywhere in the world


About the Quantum Challenge

The Quantum Challenge will be orchestrated by the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As with CAI’s prior challenges, teams will advance promising de-risked inventions selected with rigorous due diligence by potential investors and industry experts. Teams may also enter with their own commercially viable inventions. CAI invites anyone to submit an idea with the potential to address global threats using quantum computing tech. An expert judging panel will select a total of 15+ winners from the pool of teams, advancing promising inventions.


How It Works


Why Join?

Participate in CAI’s curated accelerator training program and learn about business planning from world-class experts.

How Can You Participate?


Key Dates

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