The first in a series of quantum-focused events produced by New Lab exploring topics such as quantum computing, quantum materials, and quantum biology. Our first event, in partnership with the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), and sponsored by IBM, features a day of activities and programming  focused on quantum technology and its potential impact on a variety of industries.

Session 1: A Quantum Computing Lab Model  | 9:30am – 12:00pm

  • The Waterloo Quantum Ecosystem
  • An IQC Start-Up Success Story
  • Start-Ups: From Research to Commercialization

Session 2:  Quantum 101 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm

An introduction to quantum technologies and their current and potential applications

Session 3: Quantum Showcase (Invite-only) | 3:00pm – 5:30pm

An opportunity to interact with a select group of startup companies working in quantum technology across a variety of industries. Featured startups include:

Session 4:  QUANTUM + Pop Culture | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

In pop culture, quantum physics has become, like rocket science, shorthand for frighteningly complicated science. It has taken on an almost magical connotation in fiction–with features like entanglement, superposition, and tunneling spurring imagination–but where does the science draw the line? Join us in examining quantum in film, TV, games, and literature, considering how it connects to modern quantum technologies and removing the mystery while maintaining the magic surrounding quantum mechanics. Followed by a networking reception.