From Forbes, Aug. 10, 2020: The Department of Energy announced the development of a national quantum internet, with DOE national laboratories forming the backbone. The Chicago Quantum Exchange is a meeting place for collaboration and community creation for national laboratories Argonne and Fermilab, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and a number of large corporations.

From University of Wisconsin, July 21, 2020: The Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks has been named a National Science Foundation Quantum Leap Challenge Institute. HQAN’s partnerships include Fermilab. The five-year, $25 million institute helps establishes the Midwest region as a major hub of quantum science.

From the Chicago Quantum Exchange, July 7, 2020: The Chicago Quantum Exchange has added to its community seven new corporate partners in computing, technology and finance that are working to bring about and primed to take advantage of the coming quantum revolution. These new industry partners are Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Quantum Design, Qubitekk, Rigetti Computing, and Zurich Instruments. The Chicago Quantum Exchange is anchored by the University of Chicago, Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and it includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University.