India and Israel conducted a two-day bilateral workshop on quantum tech and its applications in New Delhi.
The workshop was organised the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and DRDO-Industry-Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE), IIT Delhi on 5 and 6 April.
The objective of the workshop was to deliberate on quantum technologies, evolve a joint quantum technology roadmap and plan for developing technologies by collaboration between both the countries.
This workshop is a crucial step towards bringing together the research fraternity in India and Israel for increasing the pace of research in the field of quantum technologies.
The workshop was attended by Indian and Israeli delegations consisting of academic experts, R&D professionals and Industry partners.
Many startups and MSMEs from Indian industry participated and presented their work. From Israel, representatives of Israel’s Ministry of Defense and delegates from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) also participated in the workshop discussions, a Defence Ministry release said.
Further, many technical sessions in the identified technology areas were held in this two-day workshop. The areas of discussions were around photonics-based quantum computing, sensing, encryption, quantum magnetometry, atomic clocks and free space quantum communication, the ministry said. The collaborative research proposals discussed during the workshop will help in evolving technological solutions for various applications. The quantum technology has multiple applications ranging from scientific exploration to secured communication, gravimetry and navigation, etc.