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QUANTUM COMPUTING APPLICATIONS LAB ESTABLISHED IN INDIA

QUANTUM COMPUTING APPLICATIONS LAB ESTABLISHED IN INDIA

Context

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will establish a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in India, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Details

  • It will be established to enhance quantum computing-led research and development and allow new scientific discoveries.
  • The Lab will provide quantum computing as a service to government ministries and departments, academia, researchers, scientists and developers, to enable advances in areas such as healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, and aerospace engineering.
  • It is a first of its kind initiative in the world and aims to enable India’s talented researchers to explore the unchartered applications of quantum computing.
  • It is also the world’s first quantum computing applications lab on AWS to support a national government’s mission to drive innovation
  • The MeitY Quantum Computing Applications Lab will identify quantum computing problem statements for experimentation, from across government, institutions and academia.
  •  It will work with subject matter experts from the government sector to define the problem statements, and make them public, inviting applications from researchers, academia, and organisations to address them.

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