Traditionally quantum computer development (QC) has been done with a monolithic approach – one entity manufacturing and sourcing all components. This is costly, time-consuming and risky. In order to accelerate quantum computer development, IMPAQT envisions a modular approach: Independent companies focus on different parts of the stack. In December 2020 members of the IMPAQT consortium signed an agreement to collaborate on ensuring that different building blocks of QC are interfaced well. In the future, this will allow quantum computer manufacturers to easily integrate subsystems.
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You are invited to the online Quantum Delta NL launch event on Thursday January 28. An afternoon bursting with inspiration where you will get an overview of the entire Dutch quantum landscape and insights into the extensive QDNL programme and our (future) plans. During the breakout sessions, we encourage you to exchange ideas and spark new collaborations between entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, policy makers and business professionals.
SURF, the Dutch ICT cooperative of education and research institutions, intensifies its engagement with the quantum technology community. SURF aims to support Dutch researchers in taking an early and competitive advantage of quantum technologies and facilities while these become available. They do this by supporting its development and preparing together with partners and our user community for its effective use.
The unrivalled power of quantum computers holds the key to overcome major challenges that society faces in areas like energy transition, health, safety & security and new materials. But in the race to stable and commercially viable quantum computers – various challenges must be overcome regarding the scalability and the correction of computational errors. This is where Qblox comes in with the next generation of qubit control hardware named the Cluster series. Qblox is part of the Dutch delegation of companies that is present during the online CES 2021.
Quantum Delta NL is participant in the all-digital CES 2021, also known as the most influential tech event in the world, that will take place from 11 to 14 of January of 2021. This year, it’s the largest Dutch delegation ever-present in the event, including 80+ different start-ups and scale-ups related to distinct areas such as Energy Power/Climate Change, category of which our company is part of, Energy Transition, Sustainability, Smart Cities.
In August 2020, Qblox decided to apply for funding from European Commission Accelerator program. A total of 4,223 startups requested over €15Bn from the EIC Accelerator. Qblox amongst the 1% successful deeptech startups (just 38 companies) which succeeded. With this funding, Qblox can take a leap towards the production and introduction of the Qblox cluster qubit control stack.
The Physics World Breakthrough of the Year 2020 Prize goes to researchers Elham Fadaly, Alain Dijkstra and Erik Bakkers at at Eindhoven University of Technology who, together with an international team, developed an alloy with silicon that can emit light.
In 2020, something unique happened. A national endeavour united the entire Dutch quantum ecosystem under one name: Quantum Delta NL. We’d like to look back on 2020’s highlights for the wider quantum community in the Netherlands in the first edition of our newsletter as well as invite you to Quantum Delta NL’s first official event on January 28th 2021.
During the international Q2B event Practical Quantum Computing, Quantum Delta NL has launched the start of the State of Quantum report. The State of Quantum Report 2020 is our collaborative attempt to provide a ‘finger on the pulse’ on what’s happening globally in the quantum ecosystem. By mapping out the key characteristics of the industry’s venture landscape, we hope to contribute to its growth and support a barrier free, information enabled ecosystem.
Quantum.Amsterdam has developed a new workshop General Awareness Quantum Computing. The workshop addresses the need for companies to explore and develop quantum software and new applications. The program is an initiative of The Dutch Payments Association, the Dutch Banking Association and the three major Dutch banks ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank, and designed and organised in cooperation with QuSoft and the Amsterdam University of Applied Science.