Singapore Invests U.S. $222 Million to Enhance Quantum Computing

Singapore makes investment of U.S. $222 Million for development of quantum computing
Singapore Invests U.S. $222 Million to Enhance Quantum Computing

Singapore made a significant advancement in the field of technology as it makes a major move by investing US$222 million to enhance quantum computing.

This investment is a part of National Quantum Strategy. As per details shared by the government of Singapore, the National Quantum Strategy (NQS) concentrates on four main areas: improving scientific leadership in quantum studies, bolstering engineering skills to turn research findings into practical applications, establishing a strong pool of skilled professionals, and encouraging collaborations between innovation and business sectors to cultivate a thriving quantum industry.

This significant initiative will assist in forming partnerships with collaboration in industries with research programs across various sectors as in biomedical imaging and environmental surveillance.

Quantum sensors are a quickly advancing technology in the quantum sector. QEP 3.0 is set to launch a fresh National Quantum Sensor Programme aimed at improving Singapore's skills in quantum sensing technologies.

Under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is also the Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF), this project is designed to position Singapore at the forefront of advancement and application of quantum technologies in the upcoming five years.

Along with it, the Green Data Centre (DC) was launched under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat. The goal is to maintain digital sustainability and green growth strategies for data centers (DCs), that will lead to advancement in the technology of artificial intelligence and other computer technologies.

It has been observed that Singapore has been playing a significant role in leading discussions globally on the safety of AI, particularly through the Model AI Governance Framework (Generative AI) and the Digital Forum of Small States (DFOSS).

After the successful experimental tests on the National Quantum Safe Network (NQSN), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has also introduced the National Quantum-Safe Network Plus (NQSN+), where our providers will start offering business-grade quantum-safe services by the end of this year.

The Green Data Center Roadmap seeks to use renewable energy sources to supply a minimum of 300 megawatts (MW) of extra power in the short term and significantly more in the future.

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