Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham signs MoU with QNu Labs for development of Quantum-based Security and Computing Technologies

New Delhi: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in NIRF 2020 Rankings, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with QNu Labs, a quantum resilience company, the world’s first company to build a deployable “Quantum-Safe Security” product, for further research, education and development of quantum-based security and computing technologies. This announces the joint effort to advance the study and potential commercial applications of quantum safe internet technologies.


With quantum computing and cybersecurity opening up incredible opportunities for both research and business, this collaborative agreement will be focused on a commitment to foster awareness of the benefits of Quantum Communication Technology for Quantum Safe Internet and broad telecommunications network security in India.


QNu provides quantum safe data encryption, secure key generation and quantum key distribution solutions to the financial industry, telecom service providers, large and medium enterprises, defence, and government organisations worldwide to protect their assets from current vulnerabilities and future attacks in the pre and post quantum era.


Commenting on the tie up, Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said, “As quantum computing continues to make advancements in qubit technologies, scaling architectures, algorithms, applications, software tools, and more, it simultaneously fuels the urgency for a major transition in cryptography across the internet as we know it today. We are very pleased to be working with a pioneer in the field of quantum cryptology in India, to develop secure communications solutions for a number of industries such as healthcare, finance and banking as well as government and military institutions.”


Mr. Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO at QNu Labs said, “A robust collaboration between the academia and industry will augur well for our developing economy, enabling innovation and growth in the education system while bringing research capabilities to the industry projects. Partnership between Amrita and QNu is one such step in augmenting capabilities in India in the Quantum Communication and Security area.  We expect to leverage the expertise of Amrita college faculty and students in our products.”


Mr. Vivek Shenoy, CTO at QNu Labs added, “Quantum technologies is a field that requires intense collaboration between academia and industry, to convert the promise of physics into viable products. The collaboration between Amrita and QNu will pave the way for such an effort, for products that can be useful in everyday life.”


It’s only fitting to see multidisciplinary partners in industry, academia, and government come together to advance the use of the newest quantum computing and Cybersecurity tools and resources, and accelerate innovation impacting many sectors. Quantum cryptography is being highlighted as the leading technology in the next-generation security system and globally revolutionize how we protect our data.


The varsity established Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks (ACSN) is pioneering innovative research in quantum security, establishing international collaborations, training students at every level and opening new research directions by hiring faculty members as well as helping them establish their laboratories. The new research facility aims to take the study and applications of quantum theory to the next level, heralding new technologies and platforms for information security, connectivity and computing.


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