Quantum Engineering Programme

The Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) was initiated in 2018 with an initial investment of $25 million to establish a competitive quantum engineering research community in Singapore. Its focus is on translating quantum research in areas such as Quantum Communication and Security, Quantum Computing and Processors, and Quantum Sensors into commercially viable quantum applications and products. In 2020, the National Research Foundation further invested $96.6 million to enhance and expand the programme activities.

Supported by the National Research Foundation and administered by the National Quantum Office, the QEP is hosted by the National University of Singapore. For more information, please visit If you have any questions regarding the QEP, kindly reach out to us through the contact us page on the NQO’s website.

Centre for Quantum Technologies

Established in 2007, the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore and also has researchers at partner institutions: the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Technology Design. Altogether, the Centre has over 200 staff and students.

Please visit CQT’s website for more information about its research, events and job opportunities.

National Quantum Platforms

The Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) provides support through our National Quantum Platforms to drive research activities in three strategic research pillars – Quantum Communication and Security, Quantum Processor, Computation and Simulation, and Quantum Sensing and Metrology. Our National Quantum Platforms are:

  • National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN)
  • National Quantum Computing Hub (NQCH)
  • National Quantum Fabless Foundry (NQFF)

National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN)

NQSN is a three-year initiative led by the Quantum Engineering Programme and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to translate quantum science into solutions for addressing real-world challenges.

It aims to establish a nationwide platform and a field-deployed testbed for a systematic construction of quantum-safe communication technologies, by evaluating its security and demonstrating the integration of quantum-safe applications, best practices, and use cases.

The main goals of NQSN are to deploy commercial quantum-safe technologies for trials with government agencies and private companies; to conduct in-depth evaluation of security systems; and to develop guidelines to support companies in adopting such technologies.”

Platform Leads

A/Prof Alexander Ling

National Quantum Computing Hub (NQCH)

NQCH was set up to promote industry collaborations and accelerate advancements in quantum computing technology, research, and applications for Singapore and the world.

This platform is a joint initiative led by a team comprising of members from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), and the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC)”

Platform Leads

Prof Jose Ignacio Latorre

National Quantum Federated Foundry (NQFF)

NQFF was set up to build capabilities in the design, fabrication and testing of micro- and nano- devices that are essential for quantum technologies. This platform is hosted at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and consolidates access to a network of cleanrooms in Singapore.

Platform Leads

Manas Mukherjee