MOSCOW, 14 Sep — PRIME. Until 2025, the state will invest at least 100 billion rubles in support of scientific institutions and state-owned companies involved in the development of quantum technologies, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.
The Deputy Prime Minister held a meeting on the development of quantum technologies in Russia. Within its framework, the implementation of roadmaps for quantum computing and communications was discussed, according to which quantum computers ranging in size from 50 to 100 qubits and quantum communication networks with a total length of at least 7 thousand kilometers will be created in the Russian Federation.
“Of course, it is important to ensure that interested organizations have the opportunity to cooperate in an open format. We have a fairly large number of scientific institutions, state corporations that are involved in this process (development of quantum technologies – ed.), we will expand it. Let me remind you that the implementation of agreements provides for funding, including including at the expense of the state. This is the amount set by the road maps. At least 100 billion by 2025. These are significant investments, which emphasizes the importance of these developments for the country. The main condition is organizations that have entered into these co-financing agreements in no less volume than the state “, Chernyshenko said.
According to Gennady Krasnikov, academician, chairman of the scientific council of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Quantum technologies”, general director of JSC “NIIME”, the government, the Russian Academy of Sciences and universities should work as a single mechanism in the matter of import substitution and achieving technological sovereignty, which the country’s president has repeatedly spoken about.
“Quantum technologies are designed to provide Russia with technological independence and leadership. Having achieved superiority in this area, we will be able to bring many areas of the economy to a qualitatively new level. This applies to medicine, security, logistics and many other industries. We will be able to conduct full-fledged modeling of arbitrary quantum systems, we will have new opportunities for creating materials, modeling a wide range of biological, social and economic processes,” Krasnikov said.