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Dutch Quantum computing startups join hands to create IMPAQT consortium

IMPAQT consortium creates interfaces between Dutch quantum computer startups

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.

On December 11, 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.

The members of the IMPAQT consortium are:

  • Orange QS– Integrated quantum system provider
  • Qblox – Quantum control stack provider
  • Delft Circuits – Cryogenic i/o quantum hardware provider
  • Qu & Co – Algorithms for industry-relevant quantum advantage

Within the IMPAQT consortium, the members work together to build well-interfaced building blocks of a quantum computer.