(GlobeNews.ca) Calgary will become home to a quantum computing learning space as India’s Mphasis partners with the University of Calgary to create the Quantum City centre of excellence.
The cloud and cognitive services provider based in Bangalore, India announced Wednesday that it would be building its Canadian headquarters in Calgary, bringing 500 to 1,000 jobs in the next two years.
Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday’s announcements will help further the province’s goal of economic diversification. “The goal is to make Alberta a force to be reckoned with in quantum computing, machine learning and AI, economically but also intellectually,” he said.
Mphasis CEO Nitin Rakesh called it “a great showcase of private-public partnership, a catalyst for tech transformation.”
Rakesh said he looked forward to having the university as “an anchor for research” and development of Quantum City.“The aim is to double the fundamental research in quantum science and engineering and production of highly qualified graduates while simultaneously providing the industry facing opportunities for collaboration, company creation and technology development.”