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November 09, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Cleveland Clinic launches quantum innovation program

Up to four early and growth stage life sciences and healthcare technology companies will be selected for the 24-week program through a competitive application process.

The Cleveland Clinic has launched the “Cleveland Clinic Quantum Innovation Catalyzer Program,” a competitive program for start-ups to explore quantum computing applications in healthcare and life sciences. 

Up to four early and growth stage life sciences and healthcare technology companies will be selected by Cleveland Clinic through a competitive application process. Awarded start-ups will receive a 24-week immersive experience including:    

  • Access to an IBM Quantum System One computer, the first quantum computer dedicated to healthcare research, to support their research;
  • Space on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus for embedded experiences; 
  • Opportunities to discuss research ideas and projects with Cleveland Clinic clinicians and investigators;
  • Selection to participate in the Quantum Working Group on Healthcare and Life Sciences established by IBM Quantum and Cleveland Clinic; 
  • Educational offerings, including a technical seminar series, healthcare programs, and quantum education; and 
  • Graduation and Demo Day that will spotlight the companies to a curated audience of investors, clinical, corporate, and ecosystem partners.

In addition, the companies will have the ability to collaborate and consult with researchers from the Cleveland Clinic-IBM Discovery Accelerator team as part of Cleveland Clinic’s and IBM’s 10-year partnership aimed at advancing biomedical research through pioneering applications of quantum and advanced computing.  

Applications for the program are now being accepted at this link. Proposal submissions are due by January 15 and teams will be selected by March 15.

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