Mphasis to help Alberta in development of quantum computing ecosystem


Mphasis, an Indian IT solutions provider, has partnered with the Alberta government and the University of Calgary in Canada to fast tracking the development of Quantum Computing ecosystem in Calgary.

The three parties have entered into a partnership in this connection. The partnership will push for economic growth and the creation of high-quality jobs within the technology sector in Alberta, and will generate 500-1,000 technology jobs.

The partners will launch Sparkle Calgary by introducing experiential learning programs with Mphasis’ platform.

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A Quantum City Centre of Excellence (CoE) will also be established by the partners to bolster the innovation ecosystem of the University of Calgary by developing a hub for firms focused on the commercial development of Quantum technologies.

Mphasis to help Alberta in development of quantum computing ecosystem

Mphasis to help Alberta in development of quantum computing ecosystem. Photo courtesy of Innocuous86/

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said: “We are proud to be home to an innovative endeavour such as the Sparkle Calgary Technology Centre that brings together tech leader Mphasis, and the University of Calgary, to enhance the future of our budding tech talent.

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“We will work together to jointly expand Alberta’s capacity to generate highly-qualified personnel to support growing industry needs on a local, national and international scale.”

The University of Calgary by associating with Mphasis is said to be pursuing the development of a personalized learning experience driven by artificial intelligence. This capability will be extended and commercialized further for the global education market, said Mphasis.

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Nitin Rakesh – Executive Director and CEO, Mphasis said: “The Quantum Computing lab at UCalgary aligns with Mphasis’ expertise and partnerships in Alberta’s Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF) which covers diverse industries such as Financial Services, Logistics, Energy, Space, Clean Tech, Climate and Environment, Biotech amongst many others.

“We are delighted that this collaboration will elevate Mphasis’ expansion of its operations in Canada, while promoting the Province’s position as a global hub for next generation technology, including quantum computing.”

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