|Title||Accelerating Progress Towards Practical Quantum Advantage: The Quantum Technology Demonstration Project Roadmap|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Authors||Alsing, P, Battle, P, Bienfang, JC, Borders, T, Brower-Thomas, T, Carr, LD, Chong, F, Dadras, S, DeMarco, B, Deutsch, I, Figueroa, E, Freedman, D, Everitt, H, Gauthier, D, Johnston-Halperin, E, Kim, J, Kira, M, Kumar, P, Kwiat, P, Lekki, J, Loiacono, A, Lončar, M, Lowell, JR, Lukin, M, Merzbacher, C, Miller, A, Monroe, C, Pollanen, J, Pappas, D, Raymer, M, Reano, R, Rodenburg, B, Savage, M, Searles, T, Ye, J|
Quantum information science and technology (QIST) is a critical and emerging technology with the potential for enormous world impact and is currently invested in by over 40 nations. To bring these large-scale investments to fruition and bridge the lower technology readiness levels (TRLs) of fundamental research at universities to the high TRLs necessary to realize the promise of practical quantum advantage accessible to industry and the public, we present a roadmap for Quantum Technology Demonstration Projects (QTDPs). Such QTDPs, focused on intermediate TRLs, are large-scale public-private partnerships with a high probability of translation from laboratory to practice. They create technology demonstrating a clear 'quantum advantage' for science breakthroughs that are user-motivated and will provide access to a broad and diverse community of scientific users. Successful implementation of a program of QTDPs will have large positive economic impacts.