Core Programs

Core Programs

In 2022, eight core R&D programs were running for the quantum science and technology topics with an annual budget of 55 million dollars (USD equivalent). This year it will grow to twelve programs with 75 million dollars (USD equivalent). In addition to the core programs, there are projects that support basic research, and the number of grants is increasing every year. Each of the core programs is as follows:

  • Quantum Computing Technology and 5 Qubit Verification (QCT-5)

    To develop core technologies for quantum computer such as quantum devices, H/W, S/W, and to verify 5 qubit quantum computers with any technical platform except superconductor.

  • Quantum Computing Research Infrastructure with 50 Qubit System (QCRI-50)

    To develop a superconductor based 50 qubit quantum computer system to be used as the research infrastructure. The system will provide researchers with opportunity to test their algorithms and software through the cloud service.

  • Fundamental Technology for Quantum Computing (QCFT)

    To develop core technology for quantum computer as a further expansion of QCT-5.

  • Quantum Simulator for New Material (QSiM)

    To develop a quantum simulator for the research of new materials, especially on the new hydrogen catalyst for extraction and transportation. It is one of the topics from the “Innovative Challenge Program”, which aims to achieve higher goals with high risks.

  • Exploring Quantum Computing Applications (QCAP)

    To search for early quantum computing applications that can show the possibility of advantage of using quantum computers against legacy digital computation methods. Industries are encouraged to lead the project to accelerate the adoption of quantum computing.

  • Quantum Sensing Technology (QSenT)

    To develop core technology for quantum sensors such as atomic interferometer, superconductor magnetic sensor, device base technology, etc.

  • Fundamental Technology for Quantum Sensor (QSFT)

    To continue to develop quantum sensing core technology as an expansion of QSenT program.

  • Quantum Communication Core Technology (QComCT)

    To develop core technology for quantum key distribution, such as integration of optical devices, efficiency enhancement, etc.

  • Quantum Internet Technology (QuInT)

    To develop core technology for quantum network such as quantum repeater and transmission technology.

  • International Cooperation for Quantum Science and Technology (InCoQ)

    To operate joint research centers doing international collaboration, in all field of quantum information science and technology, as well as locally based cooperation centers.

  • QIS Ecosystem Buildup (QEco)

    To build and operate a top-class quantum fab to support the quantum science and technology research, and to provide the quantum computing cloud service to the researchers.

  • Quantum Science and Technology Talent Buildup (QTalent)

    To reinforce leader-level research capabilities, to nurture new researchers, and to expand the base by providing international training and collaboration opportunities, well-designed curriculums, etc.