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IBM outlines its commitment to grow a quantum ready workforce and build an ecosystem to nurture the quantum community in India.

With the announcement of the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications, interest in quantum computing has been surging in India and it is an opportune time to make it ubiquitous and accessible to a diverse audience to unlock its true potential. Since making the quantum computer accessible via the cloud in 2016, IBM has focused on developing an ecosystem of developers, scientists, educators, and professionals through open-source access to its real quantum hardware and software (Qiskit is an open-source quantum software development kit built by IBM).

Given Indias demographic dividend it has the potential to be a leading source of quantum computing skills and IBM has been driving numerous initiatives to build and grow quantum community in India. The Global IBM Quantum Challenges, Qiskit Global Summer School, and Qiskit Challenge India have witnessed a growing interest and participation from quantum enthusiasts in India.

Gargi Dasgupta Director, IBM Research India said, India was selected as a growth market for IBM Quantum due to the growing interest and investment in quantum computing. However, for India to have a leading role in the new quantum industry, concerted efforts are required to bring together industry, academia and government across skills, training, research, technology access, industry, and economy. IBM aims to advance the quantum ecosystem in India by hosting skill-building programs like Qiskit Challenge India which are open to all, and Qiskit India Professor Meetup by providing access to educational resources, software as well as real quantum hardware, accessible over the IBM Cloud.

And contributors from India continue to shape our learning materials, submitting edits and input to the Qiskit textbook, and routinely responding to requests for feedback as we continue to build better educational materials and tools. As we develop more training focusing on quantum computing applications, we anticipate that learners in India will continue to participate and refine the material with us helping new learners and the existing workforce get quantum ready.

Anamita Guha, Global Product Lead, IBM Quantum & Qiskit, said Our growth team has seen unprecedented enthusiasm in quantum computing and Qiskit from India, and has eagerly supported this burgeoning quantum community. Were excited to continue offering opportunities like hackathons, contests, and professor meetups, to build the foundation of a quantum ecosystem that we hope will make India a global leader in this exciting field.

IBM now has more than 130 organizations on the IBM Quantum Network (including Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, research labs, and startups), who have access to more than 30 different quantum computers deployed since 2016, and an active community of more than 280,000 registered users, who run more than one billion quantum circuits on these systems every day for research and industry use cases.

IBM recently unveiled its Quantum Roadmap with a suite of increasingly advanced quantum processors, with the goal of deploying a 1,121-qubit system by 2023, which IBM sees as an inflection point that will mark our ability to implement error correction and scale up our devices, while simultaneously be complex enough to explore potential Quantum Advantagesproblems that we can solve more efficiently on a quantum computer than on the worlds best supercomputers. From computer science courses to chemistry and business studies, students need to become familiar with this technology in order to consider career paths rooted in quantum computing. The possibilities that the quantum era offers are profoundly exciting, and it needs far greater participation to leap forward building a pipeline of talent with the right set of skills is a forward step.

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