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Weekly Newsletter - 31st Edition
We wish you and all your family members a Happy New Year 2022! Welcome to the 31st edition of weekly newsletter by OneQuantum India. The year 2021 was an eventful one, we are gearing up for equally engaging year 2022 now.
The year has begun with a bang with lot of traction being built around the quantum computing ecosystem in India. Be it Government, Armed Forces, Private or Public Sector enterprises - all are getting on the bandwagon.
Our next event would be held during the month. Stay tuned to LinkedIn for the theme, event description and registration information. We look forward to welcoming you at our next event.
I continue to meet various professionals / founders / academia / government officials from the Quantum Community and look forward to setting up a one-on-one interaction with you soon.
Should you have any news to share or authored an article or have delivered a talk or participated in a panel discussion related to Quantum Computing and would wish us to cover the same, feel free to ping me on LinkedIn.
President India Region, OneQuantum
The Indian Army has opened a new Quantum Computing Lab and AI Center
The Indian Army has established a Quantum Lab at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering in Mhow, with the support of the National Security Council Secretariat. The facility was inspected by Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane during a recent visit to Mhow. The centers will conduct considerable research in the development of disruptive technologies for use by the military. "The Army, with cooperation from the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), has recently created the Quantum Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow, to drive research and training in this crucial emerging subject," the Defense Ministry stated in a statement. The Indian Army is making major and consistent advances in modern technology. Among the primary areas of focus are quantum key distribution, quantum communication, and quantum computing.
India’s first tech park themed on Quantum Computing to come up in the state of Gujarat
Just three months after China announced the construction of its first Quantum Computing Industrial Park in Hefei, the capital city of East China's Anhui province, vibrant Gujarat 2022 attracted an ultra-high-tech project that would be India's first Quantum Computing Technology Park. On the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat 2022 pre-summit events, research firm Innogress announced its intention to establish the 'Greater Karnavati Quantum Computing Technology Park' (GKQCTP), a first-of-its-kind multiparty SPV in the Quantum Computing Tech. space in India, at Gandhinagar, the capital city of the state of Gujarat. "The GKQCTP project is in line with India's National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications (NM-QTA), as well as the aims of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat,' 'Make in India,' and 'Digital India." Furthermore, with in-house manufacturing of Qubits-based ultrahigh speed Quantum Computing chips at GKQCTP, India's reliance on imported silicon-based semiconductors and IC chips that operate on classical bits decreases, and it also creates a beyond silicon IT future for India," said Sumant Parimal, Innogress Founding Partner, and Promoter of GKQCTP.
Quantum Computing could prove to be a Gamechanger; gets listed in Technology Trends for 2022
As governments around the world prepare to regulate modern technology, tech companies are already scheming ways to expand their hold on the digital economy. Evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as new ones such as blockchain and the third generation of the internet, known as Web3, are challenging our assumptions about what online life is or should be. Author Prasid Banerjee has compiled a list of ten such trends that we feel you should keep an eye on in the next year.
The India Semiconductor Mission Launched
The India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) is a specialized and self-contained commercial subsidiary of the Digital India Corporation. It was established with the goal of creating a flourishing semiconductor and display ecosystem that will allow India to emerge as a worldwide powerhouse for electronics manufacture and design. The mission has been given the authority to engage with applicants under the semiconductor fab plan and the display fab scheme. This mission has been granted the authority to choose the suitable technological mix, applications, node generation, and capacity, among other things, as well as to propose the structure and amount of budgetary assistance for the accepted applicants. A fab is an abbreviation for a fabrication factory, which processes raw silicon wafers and converts them into integrated circuits. Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated the India Semiconductor Mission. Speaking to media, Vaishnaw stated that enterprises interested in taking advantage of the Rs 76,000-crore incentives set aside by the Centre for the growth of India's semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem can begin applying for them on January 1. "The schemes have been notified and are now available on the internet." For the purpose of receiving applications, a portal has been set up. "We will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2022," Vaishnaw stated.
Raman Research Institute Scientists develop a new method for more efficient quantum computing
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, correlations between waves in atomic systems or spin coherences are long-lived at ultralow temperatures, according to a new study by experts who created a novel way to assess it. According to the ministry, a quantum computer with long-lived spin coherence is a better resource. It enables more efficient implementation of quantum processes and logic gates, resulting in a better quantum sensor than systems with short-term coherence. According to the ministry, this newly discovered property of atomic systems at low temperatures can be used for efficient quantum sensing and quantum information processing for applications in quantum computation and secure communication, as well as studying the real-time dynamics of quantum phenomena such as quantum phase transitions in a non-invasive manner. The spin characteristics of atoms lowered to micro-Kelvin temperatures were measured by a team of scientists from the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, an independent institute of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, using a novel method they created. At this temperature — extremely close to absolute zero — quantum qualities trump daily classical observations, and it's the first time that spin dynamics have been identified at this temperature using polarization fluctuation measurements. In comparison to existing technology, the scientists were able to assess the characteristics of spins and the lifespan of an atomic spin state with a million-fold increase in detection sensitivity using the innovative approach. They demonstrated that spin coherence can last for a long time at this low temperature. Sanjukta Roy oversees this project.
Quantum’s future in Finance
In 2022, quantum computing will be a race with demonstrable national outlines. For those who are still unsure about the possibility or significance of this transition from binary digital to quantum, Global Tech Outlook magazine produced a list of the top countries participating in the race, sorted by their investments in the technology. China has set aside $10 billion for the Academy of Sciences' Center for Excellence in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, as well as the National Quantum Laboratory and other organizations. Germany has pledged $2.4 billion for quantum research and development, while Canada has committed $360 million for a national quantum plan. The United States will invest $625 million in five quantum computing facilities through the Department of Energy, while Japan will pay $276 million.
Video of the week
When And How Will Quantum Technology Be Commercialized?
Danika Hannon (Deputy Head and International Quantum Strategist Day Chair (IQSD), Quantum Strategy Institute) was interviewed by Rhian Granleese (Partner, Marks & Clerk). They discussed how Quantum Technology would be commercialized.