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National Quantum Mission (NQM) Overview



  Jan 22, 2024

National Quantum Mission (NQM) Overview



Context: India’s National Quantum Mission is set to launch, focusing on advancing quantum technologies. With significant engagement from over 150 researchers and 40 institutions, it’s a major step forward in this high-tech field.

Key Objectives:

1. Thematic Hubs (T-Hubs): Establishment of specialized centers in areas like quantum computing, communication, sensing & metrology, and materials & devices.
2. Selection Process: Pre-proposals are being solicited, with a deadline until March 21. Final selections are expected by April-May.
3. Expert Panel: The Mission Technology Research Council will oversee the selection of proposals and institutions.
4. Technical Groups: Comprised of academic, R&D, and industry partners, these groups are vital for the mission’s execution.

Timeline:

Pre-Proposal Submission: Until March 21.
Final Selection: Expected by April-May.

Funding:

Overall Budget: Approximately Rs 6,000 crores over eight years.
Allocation for T-Hubs: Around Rs 3,000 crores, with Rs 1,000 crores earmarked for the Quantum Computing T-Hub.
Primary Focus: Quantum Computing, due to its significant potential and India’s need to bridge the global technology gap.

Implementation:

Lead Principal Investigator (LPI): Each Technical Group will have an LPI to coordinate and submit detailed proposals.
T-Hub Structure: Proposed as a Section 8 company for efficient operation.

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