IIT Alumni Council signs MOU with Russia for building Quantum Computers

Delhi: IIT Alumni Council announces MoU with key Russian technology IPR owners and Universities as part of the Quantum Mission.
India aspires to be part of the select global club of developed nations with quantum
computing capability. Quantum Computing makes existing supercomputers obsolete
and could be several million times more powerful than the largest supercomputer in
India. This computing capability allows real world events to be emulated in the virtual
world just like architects can now see a proposed building on screen in photo-like
quality before actually constructing it. The impact of quantum computing on
computing is as revolutionary as the impact of CAD drawing on conventional drafting
on a wooden board with a scale and pencil. It marks a quantum jump and a paradigm
change. If India doesn’t catch up now, it will be left out of this key technology just as it
got left out in the silicon chip industry.
“IIT Alumni Council believes that technology could and should play a much greater role
in solving the Nation’s problems and to achieve the mission of Atma Nirbhar Bharat .
We have now taken up the mission to build world’s largest and fastest hybrid Quantum
computer in India . The MOU with Russia is the first step to aggregate and integrate key
technologies from leading global players . The next step is to integrate these
technologies into a high throughput, high speed Quantum Computer, interfacing that
with smartphones and laptops for distributed computing, and using this to support
solutions for solving infrastructure challenges of the country in areas such as
Healthcare , Agriculture , Transport & Logistics , Pollution , Whether forecast and many
more . We are sure that Quantum Computers will also strengthen the relationship
between Russia and India . ” said Ravi Sharma, President of the IIT Alumni Council
His Excellency, Russian Trade Commissioner Alexander Rybas noted, ”First of all I
would like to stress that our countries share a long history and enjoy good mutual
understanding. It has been a Special and privileged partnership. But times are changing

rapidly and today we look at innovative quantum technology as a new area for reaching
new heights jointly with the IIT Alumni Council.”
Added Nikita Mazein, Vice President for Rusatom Overseas (RAOS), a subsidiary of
Rosatom State Atomic Corporation (Rosatom), “We indeed believe that Rosatom’s high
technology Quantum Computing technologies fit into the IIT Alumni Council
requirement very well, as well as both relevant experience and leading positions in the
global market, become the clear advantage for the potential ecosystem of Atma Nirbhar
Bharat in terms of science, technologies in India with cooperation from Russia.”
Ms Elena .B. Tishchenko, Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the EF
Moscow State University, Head of ICT working group on cooperation with India said,
“Quantum Computing network and cyber security is one area where both countries can
work together. Moscow State University is successfully working with Quantum
computers for last few years . We wish our joint project on Quantum computers with IIT
Alumni Council will be the role model for future Indo Russian cooperation.”
Dr Valentin Makarov, President of Russoft outlined the need for strengthening of global
trends towards regionalization that outlined the importance of intensifying
technological exchange between both countries in the field of development and
prototyping of frontier technologies. He stated, “The most promising areas for IndoRussian joint projects with high potential are: ICT, space exploration, climate change, quantum technology and data security.”

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