This course will introduce students to the quantum industry. Through a series of workshop discussions with representatives for quantum research and industry, and related areas, students will explore the current and future landscape of quantum research and industry, survey innovation and business practices, identify business and employment opportunities, appreciate the broader implications of quantum technologies and establish a professional network. Students will perform an in-depth case study of one aspect of the industry. For example, a quantum technology company or a major consumer of quantum technologies or the security/ economic implications of quantum technologies. When possible, the course will culminate with students presenting the findings of their case studies to a forum of research and industry representatives as part of a networking function.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements for this course students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critique the current state and future direction of domestic and international quantum research and industry;
- Appraise innovation and business practices, potential markets, funding sources, security and regulatory implications and other forces shaping quantum research and industry;
- Establish a professional network in quantum research and industry;
- Formulate opportunities for innovation, funding and future employment;
- Develop advanced written communication and verbal communication skills.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Workshop Journal 30% (LO 1-5)
- Industry case study 50% (LO 1-5)
- Presentation 20% (LO 1-5)
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WorkloadTwo x two-hour workshops per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeMGMT7165 Innovation
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