The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and the University of Chicago announced on Sept. 8 a science and technology partnership to promote cooperation in fields such as quantum information science, climate and energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science. IIT Bombay also has joined the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), headquartered at the University of Chicago, as an international partner.
The new partnership between the University of Chicago and IIT Bombay will promote cooperation in fields such as quantum information science, climate and energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science.
The CQE announcement was highlighted during a meeting between President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India. UChicago’s new partnership with IIT Bombay reaffirms the goals of the U.S.-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) to elevate and expand strategic partnership between the two countries’ governments, businesses and academic institutions.
IIT Bombay Director, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, said, “With a strong bond being built between India and US academia, as evident from the joint declaration by the top leaderships in both the countries, it is a great opportunity for IIT Bombay to work with the University of Chicago on some of the most critical and evolving technologies our nations are facing today. Our collective strength will help bring forth impactful breakthrough innovations benefiting the society.”
“At the University of Chicago, our goal is to strengthen collaborations with our Indian counterparts in science, technology, and engineering, where the US and India are increasingly aligned in research and development. This partnership with IIT Bombay is an outstanding opportunity to build shared US-India scientific knowledge,” said Supratik Guha, UChicago Delhi Center Faculty Director, Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and senior scientist and advisor to Argonne National Laboratory’s Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate.