The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a planning grant for a Regional Innovation Engine (RIE) on Advancing Quantum Technologies (Quantum-CT) to the University of Connecticut (UConn) and Yale University. The ultimate goal of the two-year planning process will be a successful application for a full NSF Regional Innovation Engine, leading to the establishment of an independent organization dedicated to fostering quantum innovation across the broader Connecticut ecosystem.
The Executive Director (ED) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engines Development Award: Advancing Quantum Technologies (CT), will have an internal and external facing role and will be responsible for: a) achieving the objectives outlined in the two-year planning grant jointly awarded to UConn and Yale by the National Science Foundation and b) leading the program when the full award has been made by NSF. The ED will have overall responsibility for the Quantum-CT Engine, be instrumental in overseeing program deliverables as outlined in the grant application, and manage interactions among all partnering organizations and within the lead Universities. The position will engage state agencies, business organizations, state and federal legislatures, city officials, entrepreneurs, and academic partners as required to fulfill the mission and accomplish the deliverables both for the planning phase and the full award.
The complete announcement for this position can be found here: Executive Director of Quantum-CT (University Staff Professional 2)