Empowering South Korea’s Quantum Future – IonQ and Ministry of Science and ICT Join Forces

On June 27th, IonQ, a leading quantum computing company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT. This partnership aims to promote the development of a local quantum ecosystem in South Korea and support the country’s goal of becoming a global quantum-centered economy by 2030.

One of the key aspects of the MOU is the focus on education and training programs for quantum science and technology professionals in South Korea. IonQ will collaborate with the Ministry to provide practical support and utilize its specialized quantum computing resources and experience. This collaboration will help in nurturing the next generation of quantum experts in the country.

As part of the MOU, IonQ showcased its advanced quantum technology at Quantum Korea 2023. The exhibition included a demonstration of their high-performing quantum computer, IonQ Forte. The presence of IonQ at this event highlights their commitment to the collaboration and their dedication to supporting the growth of the local quantum computing ecosystem in South Korea.

Collaboration with industry partners is crucial for governments to foster the growth of their quantum computing ecosystems. This partnership between IonQ and the Ministry of Science and ICT demonstrates the importance of public-private collaborations in advancing the field of quantum computing.

The MOU specifically focuses on supporting master’s and doctorate students, postdoctoral researchers, and quantum industry professionals in South Korea. By providing educational and training opportunities, IonQ and the Ministry aim to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of quantum technologies.

Overall, the signing of the MOU between IonQ and the Ministry of Science and ICT marks a significant step towards the development of a local quantum ecosystem in South Korea. IonQ’s commitment to providing practical support and leveraging its expertise will contribute to the country’s vision of becoming a global quantum-centered economy. Through education and collaboration, South Korea is poised to make significant advancements in the field of quantum science and technology.

About IonQ

IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s current generation quantum computer, IonQ Forte, is the latest in a line of cutting-edge systems, boasting an industry-leading 29 algorithmic qubits. Along with record performance, IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale.

IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Dr. Christopher Monroe and Dr. Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research.

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