The multi-disciplinary nature of the ongoing R&D in IISc fits seamlessly in the requirement of quantum technology development, from core hardware and back-end engineering support to algorithms for cryptography and machine learning. IISc intends to build on-field deployable systems for quantum-enhanced performance, as well as explore new fundamental and engineering routes for disruptive quantum applications.

The multifaceted collaborative efforts of IQTI will target the following areas:

1. Core quantum technology:

(a) Quantum computation

(b) Quantum communication

(c) Quantum sensing and metrology

2. Theoretical and modelling support:

(a) Quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms, Software simulators

(b) Quantum information theory and error correction

(c) Quantum cryptography and post-quantum cryptography

3. Peripheral technology development:

(a) Quantum materials: Discovery, modeling and design

(b) Quantum materials: Device technology