As many companies are working towards quantum advantage, the question remains: How do we make quantum computing useful? Among the industries eagerly anticipating the impact of quantum computing, material science and drug discovery hold immense promise. However, quantum computers can only partially address these industries’ computational needs, and much of the technology to integrate and leverage quantum simulations has yet to be developed. At Capgemini, we believe interdisciplinary application research is central to making quantum computing useful. To accelerate application development in material science and drug discovery, Capgemini has developed a method called “Quantum Centric Data-Driven R&D” (QDDRD), and calls for collaboration among startups, academics, and end-users to enrich the Quantum computing applications ecosystem for molecular science discoveries and chemistry.