(StraitsTimes) Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded seven projects grants under the national Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP). The projects were chosen from 18 white papers submitted from July last year, and evaluated by an international panel that awarded the grants based on the projects’ quality, and relevance to Singapore. The QEP, which is managed by the National University of Singapore (NUS), will allow for quantum tech – the science of the very small – to be explored further locally.
Mr George Loh, programmes director of NRF, said: “The seven newly awarded research projects are significant as they signify Singapore’s ambition to develop quantum devices and applications for commercial use. We are confident that these research projects under the Quantum Engineering Programme will allow Singapore to build engineering solutions and systems to strengthen our expertise and competitive edge in the global market for quantum devices and applications,” he added.