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Innovations in Quantum: Researchers and Technologies at the University of Chicago

University of Chicago researchers are advancing innovations in every discipline – leading the development of cutting-edge technologies and conducting field-defining research for the betterment of humankind. For this feature,…
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Quantum Startup memQ Raises $2 Million Seed Round to Shape the Future of Quantum Networking

memQ, a Chicago-based quantum memory startup, announced today a $2 million seed funding round. Funding came from the lead investor Quantonation, Exposition Ventures, and the George Shultz Innovation Fund.…
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6 UChicago Researchers to Present at Illinois Ignite

Researchers from the University of Chicago are showcasing novel technologies and innovative startups at the third biennial Illinois Ignite. The event takes place on September 22, 2022, from 9:00…
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memQ Works to Develop Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Memory as Part of Duality’s Latest Cohort

Drawing from cutting-edge laboratory research, memQ develops semiconductor materials with novel qubit storage capabilities that will play a critical role in quantum network development. The team has deep ties to…
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Building a Quantum System on a Chip, memq Wins George Shultz Innovation Fund Award

memq is developing an integrated quantum photonics platform that will enable quantum communication between computers at distances orders of magnitude greater than what is available today, according to the University…

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