Tech Mahindra, IQM Quantum Computers partner for quantum computing research
Tech Mahindra, a provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, and IQM Computers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for research in quantum computing. The organisations will explore synergies in mutually beneficial areas of quantum computing, cryptography and communication technologies. As part of the partnership, the organisations will jointly develop quantum computing offerings for various industries including health care, cybersecurity and banking. They will further co-develop and market quantum technology use cases in India and Finland.
Nikhil Malhotra, Global Head, Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said the fabric of computation is changing and quantum computing is the harbinger for that change. “At Tech Mahindra, riding this wave of change, we have collaborated with IQM Computers with an aim to set new standards in the research and development of commercially viable use cases across industries. We are confident that this collaboration will help Tech Mahindra and IQM Computers expand their global footprints in Quantum Computing by leveraging synergies,” Malhotra said.
Tech Mahindra has been working to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of quantum technology globally; in line with this, the organisation is establishing is Quantum Centre of Excellence — QNxt in Helsinki, Finland. Through the partnership, both organisations will strengthen their research and design capabilities and quantum computing offerings. The partnership will combine Tech Mahindra’s industry knowledge in quantum computing, including hybrid algorithms, quantum machine learning, and quantum simulation, with IQM’s expertise in superconducting quantum hardware, quantum algorithm development capabilities, and its application-specific, Co-Design approach.
Dr Juha Vartiainen, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of IQM Quantum Computers, said the partnership with Tech Mahindra highlights IQM’s commitment towards India and the acceleration of the global ecosystem through collaboration. “Along with the government, academia, and industry, the Indian quantum ecosystem is growing rapidly, and we are excited to see companies such as Tech Mahindra leading this growth,” Vartiainen said.
Finland and India have strong ties in science, technology and innovation, with both countries working towards establishing the Indo-Finnish Virtual Network Center for quantum computing. This partnership is in line with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOW Framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’ and invest in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the evolving needs of the customer.
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