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2329

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136

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About National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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Alexandria, Virginia, 22314,

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703-292-5111

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U.S. CHIPS and Science Act: How Does It Impact Quantum?

Aug 10, 2022

U.S. President Joseph Biden Signing the CHIPS and Science Act The CHIPS and Science Act is a bill that provides funding of $52.7 billion for the development and production of semiconductor chips within the United States, $1.5 billion for wireless supply chain innovation, plus an additional $169.9 billion of funds allocated to the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Energy (DOE) to fund various aspects of advanced research and innovation. So the question arises, how will this benefit the quantum industry? We looked closer at the bill and have concluded that the quantum industry will benefit in ways that are both direct and indirect. Let’s start with the direct benefits first. In the second part of the bill, called “Division B – Research and Innovation” there are four programs called out with specific funding amounts for quantum. The first is a program called the “Quantum Network Infrastructure” that will receive $100 million per year for fiscal years 2023 to 2007 for a total of $500 million. This program will conduct research on quantum networking devices and methods, develop a supply chain for quantum networking technologies; conduct basic research in advanced scientific computing, particle and nuclear physics, and material science relevant to quantum networking; develop experimental tools and testbeds; and investigate potential quantum networking applications. An additional $15 million per year for fiscal 2023 to 2027 ($75 million total) was allocated for activities related to standardization of quantum networking, communication, and sensing methods. Although one might assume that this research will only benefit long distance quantum internet’s we would also point out that we expect some of this to be also applicable to quantum computing since several quantum computing manufacturers are anticipating using a mini quantum internet within a single quantum data center to connect and scale up their quantum processors. The second program is called the “Quantum User Expansion for Science and Technology (QUEST)”. This program will provide researchers based within the United States with access to United States quantum computing resources. This program will provide funding that will help expand usage of quantum computing and help advance the technology through increase use. Funding for the QUEST program is set at $165 million for the five year period from fiscal 2023 to 2027. The last direct program is called the “Next Generation Quantum Leaders Pilot Program”. This program will educate the next generation of students and teachers in the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics. This program will be funded at a level of $8 million from fiscal 2023 to 2026 for a total of $32 million. The rest of the “Division B – Research and Innovation” section provides funds to support a wide variety of advanced technologies including advanced energy and industrial efficiency technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, nuclear, environmental, biotechnology, high performance computing, artificial intelligence, 6G communications, advanced materials, as well as quantum information science. The section provides funding for a large variety of items including infrastructure, equipment, and instrumentation; education; basic research; regional technology hubs, a new Directorate at the NSF for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (“TIP”), manufacturing extensions, cybersecurity, and many other activities. Although the exact amounts of this funding being allocated specifically to quantum were not called out, we do expect it will be substantial. The first part of the bill called “Division A – CHIPS Act of 2022” is not directly related to quantum technology, but we expect there will still be many indirect benefits for quantum that cannot be easily quantified. Although, the main part of this section is to provide manufacturing incentives for companies to build, expand, and modernize semiconductor manufacturing facilities, equipment, and processes in the United States for classical semiconductors, we would point out that quantum processor manufacturers still use many classical semiconductor chips such as FPGA’s, microprocessors, GPU’s, and analog components for their control electronics and simulation platforms. So the government’s assistance to the semiconductor vendors who then sell products to the quantum companies will be helpful. We would also point out that some quantum companies, such as Intel, PsiQuantum, and others have an explicit strategy of designing quantum chip processes that are compatible with classical semiconductor manufacturing facilities. So, to the extent that semiconductor facilities are constructed or upgraded with funding from the CHIPS Act, those quantum companies that are pursuing this compatibility strategy may also benefit. Another way that quantum companies may benefit from investments from the CHIPS Act may lie in the new funding that will be going into semiconductor manufacturing tools. If new tools are developed for semiconductor packaging, lasers, measurements, or other things with an original target of use in the classical semiconductor industry, there will likely be ways that quantum manufacturing can find ways of repurposing these new tools for either the construction of more advanced quantum processors or even the operation of them. So although it is hard to precisely quantify exactly how much the U.S. quantum industry will benefit as a result of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, we do expect that it will have a substantial positive impact over the next five years. For additional information about this act, you can view a Fact Sheet provided by the White House here , a section-by-section summary of the bill here , and the full text here . August 9, 2022

National Science Foundation Investments

2,329 Investments

National Science Foundation has made 2,329 investments. Their latest investment was in Octet Scientific as part of their Grant on August 8, 2022.

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Octet Scientific

$1M

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7/19/2022

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Landsdowne Labs

$0.25M

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1

5/18/2022

Seed VC

CipherMode Labs

$6.7M

Yes

2

5/9/2022

Grant - II

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$99M

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4/26/2022

Grant

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National Science Foundation Portfolio Exits

136 Portfolio Exits

National Science Foundation has 136 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Green Cell Foam on August 02, 2022.

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6/16/2022

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$99M

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6/16/2022

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6/6/2022

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National Science Foundation Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

National Science Foundation has 10 strategic partners and customers. National Science Foundation recently partnered with Ericsson on July 7, 2022.

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7/5/2022

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Sweden

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5/13/2022

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United States

New Mexico State University - BE BOLD. NMSU College of Engineering partner in new bio-inspired NSF Geotechnical Engineering Research Center

`` The level of complexity of the research problems to be addressed by CBBG requires the collaboration of large expert teams and access to state-of-the-art labs and other resources across campuses of the partner universities and industry affiliated to the Center , '' said Bandini .

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5/5/2022

Partner

United States

Office ofEnergy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Announce Continual Collaboration on Clean Energy Technology Research and Implementation.

DOE and U.S. National Science Foundation could expand research areas to infrastructure , university-industry partnerships , education and workforce development , and activities supporting diversity , equity , and inclusion .

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11/19/2021

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United States

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10/13/2021

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5/13/2022

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11/19/2021

10/13/2021

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New Mexico State University - BE BOLD. NMSU College of Engineering partner in new bio-inspired NSF Geotechnical Engineering Research Center

`` The level of complexity of the research problems to be addressed by CBBG requires the collaboration of large expert teams and access to state-of-the-art labs and other resources across campuses of the partner universities and industry affiliated to the Center , '' said Bandini .

Office ofEnergy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Announce Continual Collaboration on Clean Energy Technology Research and Implementation.

DOE and U.S. National Science Foundation could expand research areas to infrastructure , university-industry partnerships , education and workforce development , and activities supporting diversity , equity , and inclusion .

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National Science Foundation Team

1 Team Member

National Science Foundation has 1 team member, including current Chief Operating Officer, Joan Ferrini-Mundy.

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Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Chief Operating Officer

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Joan Ferrini-Mundy

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Chief Operating Officer

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