Training Program

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled in the CryptoWorks21 program are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate novice understanding in each professional and technical skill area
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding in at least one professional and technical skill area
  • Participate in short courses and workshops
  • Interact with industry and interdisciplinary mentors
  • Mentor junior CryptoWorks21 students
Graduate students are allowed 3 years to fulfill these requirements. Postdoctoral fellows are allowed 2 years to fulfill these requirements.


Previous training opportunities.

Please see below for future professional and technical skills training opportunities.

Professional Skills

  • Standards and certification
    • Options: Workshop at University of Waterloo, offered every 2 years, next offered July 13-14, 2017
  • Intellectual property protection and management
    • Options: Intellectual property protection and management workshop, next offered July 11-12, 2017
  • Commercialization and entrepreneurship
    • Options: Commercialization and entrepreneurship workshop, next offered July 17-18, 2017
  • Management and Communications
    • Options: Management and Leadership workshop, next offered July 6-7, 10-11, 2017
  • Advanced workshop to integrate professional skills
    • Next offered July 21-22, 2017
  • Other opportunities may exist, including other workshops, seminars, and courses

Technical Skills

  • Information and network security
  • Fundamentals of cryptography
  • "Post-quantum" cryptography
  • Quantum cryptography tools
  • Quantum communication devices
Options for technical skills development include: