The report Quantum Technologies in Singapore – preparing for the future, published in October 2019, reviews the local research landscape and presents 15 actionable recommendations as inputs for strategic planning. It was prepared through an open consultative process with members of Singapore's quantum research community. The executive summary states the view:
Maintaining a globally competitive research base will both support the development of a highly skilled workforce and create innovation. There are already early signs of research contributing to the local economy, through engagement with industry partners and the creation of spin-off companies. Considering the country’s active startup culture and excellent industrial base, we think Singapore could find an international role as a test-bed for deploying quantum applications.
To enhance the local research system, the report’s recommendations include increasing the number of PhD positions in quantum science and technology, providing more small grants for upstream research and seizing opportunities to join international research efforts. Download the report as a PDF to read more.