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‘Star Trek is not that far away.’ Grant will help develop cutting-edge quantum technology on Burlington campus

Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, is set to become the epicenter of cutting-edge quantum technology, thanks in part to a new grant.

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy on Wednesday announced a $3.5 million grant to establish the Experiential Quantum Advancement Laboratories (EQUAL) at the Innovation Campus.

The grant, part of the Collaborative Research & Development Matching Grant Program and administered by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), will support the nearly $10 million project.

The award will help strengthen the EQUAL project’s partnerships with the state, nine academic institutions and 23 industry partners. Together, they will advance work on quantum technologies that have wide-reaching applications, while at the same time training students and workers and, in turn, helping to boost the Massachusetts economy.

“This is how we work together to get things done,” Kennealy said during the announcement. “In so many respects, this is the best of who we are, how we work and how we collaborate together.”

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