Cross-institutional and multi-sector training
To achieve our objectives in exposing
trainees to a broad range of quantum technologies and to strengthen their ties with industrial partners,
trainees will participate in annual workshops and summer schools.
Quanta graduate students will attend and participate in yearly Quantum Alberta
Workshops organized around exchange between:
Here, trainees will network with leading quantum nanotechnology
developers and receive expert-level industrial feedback on their quantum technology research.
HANDS-ON TECHNICAL TRAINING
All Quanta students will have
access to the UAlberta nanoFab; with ⇡$110M in specialized nanofabrication equipment, by all measures
this is Canada’s biggest and best nanofabrication facility.
In addition to being easily accessed by
Quanta trainees, the nanoFab is open to—and heavily used by—our industrial partners. This means that students trained on specialized nanofabrication
and characterization tools are highly sought after by such companies, since they already have a jump start
on product development.
Career support and excellent prospects
A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT
The Quanta Program provides advanced industry-oriented training and placement through strong industrial partnerships.
Graduates from member labs are excelling in quantum
and nanotechnology industries:
PROMISING & VARIED CAREER POSSIBILITIES
Students from member research laboratories have gone on to careers including:
- Research scientist
- Nanofabrication engineer
- Technology-company entrepreneur
- Industrial management, finance, or technical sales
- Government research & development (R&D) scientist
- Academic scientist
SEED FUNDING / MICRO-GRANTS
Quanta has allocated funds for entrepreneurial micro-project seed grants and will facilitate technology transfer to the market place with support from experienced entrepreneurs.
Students will have the opportunity to apply to
- exploratory ideas,
- product development,
- or market analysis
and will be given the time and access to laboratory
equipment to develop these projects.
Quanta dedicates a portion of the budget to student
- to seed and sustain cross-institutional projects and to enhance collaborations,
- and to support student travel to workshops and conferences related to quantum nanotechnology development.
This includes travel within Alberta, as well as to national and international collaborators.