On the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat 2022 event, research firm, Innogress, will be setting up India’s first Quantum Computing Technology Park at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. To be called, ‘Greater Karnavati Quantum Computing Technology Park’ (GKQCTP), it will be a first-of-its-kind multi-party SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) in Quantum Computing Technology space in India.
This announcement has come just three months after China has announced constructing its first Quantum Computing Industrial Park at Hefei, capital city of East China’s Anhui province.
Sumant Parimal, founding partner of Innogress and Promoter of GKQCTP, said, “Building in-house capabilities in Quantum Computing Technology space is strategic for India, and it is going to fuel our Artificial Intelligence supremacy ambitions, based on which innovation led Indian economy gets further boost up. Most of our present computing technology is likely to get redundant and obsolete in the next few years, due to which India may not be in a position to augment its digital technologies for a $5 trillion economic future.”
“Keeping India’s future GDP growth requirements in mind, we have proposed setting up first Quantum Computing Technology Park of India to the government of Gujarat. This will help create a robust Quantum Technology ecosystem, right from R&D, design and engineering, simulation, testing, manufacturing, packaging to skilling in Quantum Technology,” added Parimal.
Last year, the Central government had announced a National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) for developing quantum computing linked technologies in the country. The aim is to harness the potential of Quantum Technologies & Applications and keep the country in league with the ones taking the lead in the domain.
Parimal further stated, “The upcoming GKQCTP project is aligned with India’s National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) and goals of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’. With in-house manufacturing of Qubits-based ultra-high speed Quantum Computing chips at GKQCTP, the country’s dependence on silicon-based imported semiconductors and IC chips, which operates on classical bits, will come down.”
The government has also introduced a Quantum Simulator (QSim) that will enable the country’s developers and students to explore the scope of quantum computing’s effect on the economy. Besides, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) along with Indian Institute of Science and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) are supporting some of India’s leading academic institutions that are working on several projects involving the rapid capability development of quantum computing in India.