Lockheed Forming Quantum Research Partnership; Brad Pietras Comments

Lockheed Martin is partnering with a nanotechnology research center to collaborate on developing quantum and nanotechnologies, the International Data Group reported Thursday.

The partnership with the London Centre for Nanotechnology also aims to help develop technical talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Sophie Curtis writes.

Lockheed and the center will also work to identify projects supporting the company’s development programs and the center’s programs for undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and faculty research.

Brad Pietras, Lockheed’s director of advanced research and development programs, told IDG partnerships between academia and industry help take technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.

The company’s education outreach program will include apprenticeships, pre-employment education activities, graduate career programs aimed at attracting and retaining talent and academic partnerships to pair students with professional engineers on projects.

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