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National Quantum Computing Hub announced by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat announced the National Quantum Computing Hub (NQCH) in his opening address at the Asia Tech x Singapore Summit on 31 May 2022 . This marked the debut of NQCH as a joint initiative by the Centre for Quantum Technologies, A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing and the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore.

NQCH is one of three national quantum platforms launched by Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP). The other two platforms are the National Quantum-Safe Network and the National Quantum Fabless Foundry.

“Our investment in quantum computing and quantum engineering is part of our approach of trying to anticipate the future, and proactively shaping the future that we want,” said DPM Heng.

QEP is supported by Singapore’s National Research Foundation. Its Chief Executive Officer Professor Low Teck Seng said, “The launch of the three national platforms signals the intent and ambition of Singapore to build upon our past investments in quantum technologies, and take it further through close industry development with our partner agencies. The platforms will leverage strengths from each participating institution to develop critical capabilities across the pillars of quantum computing, communication, and devices, enhancing our vibrant quantum research ecosystem.”