# The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Partners with Distriq, the Quantum Innovation Zone of Quebec

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and **Distriq, the Quantum Innovation Zone of Quebec** have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing a collaborative partnership to advance quantum science and mathematical research. This dynamic alliance between PIMS' professional development program, **Math to Power Industry** (M2PI), and Distriq aims to foster innovation and excellence in both quantum technologies and mathematical research.

Distriq, the Quantum Innovation Zone of Quebec is an accelerator ecosystem for quantum innovations that catalyzes expertise and infrastructures and connects collaborative initiatives. Under the MOU, the partnership will focus on several key initiatives:

**Enhancing Talent Pipelines:**Promoting internship opportunities and facilitating industry partnerships to nurture the next generation of quantum and mathematical science professionals.**Fostering Industry Collaboration:**Integrating companies into advanced research programs to drive innovation and practical applications in quantum technologies.**Expanding Knowledge Exchange:**Creating platforms for scientists to engage in high-impact conferences and networking events, fostering a global exchange of ideas.**Amplifying Program Reach:**Broadening the visibility and impact of industry programs through strategic advertising and partnerships.

Together, we are committed to advancing the frontiers of quantum and mathematical sciences.