Building on the Trade and Technology Council, India and the European Union (EU) signed an agreement on collaboration on Monday in sectors like climate modelling and quantum technologies.
In a virtual ceremony, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) and India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) signed the "Intent of Cooperation on High-Performance Computing (HPC), Weather Extremes and Climate Modelling, and Quantum Technologies."
The deal builds on promises made by both parties to expand their technological cooperation in quantum and high-performance computing at the India-EU leaders' meeting on May 8.
According to a statement, the agreement signed on Monday aims to make it easier for Indian and European supercomputer users to work together on high-performance computing applications in fields like biomolecular drugs, COVID-19 therapeutics, mitigating climate change, forecasting natural disasters, and quantum computing.
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